Friday, October 8, 2010

New IMAX Movie "Hubble"

No, not Carl Hubbell, the pitcher, the Hubble Space Telescope. The nearby Carnegie Science Center's newest IMAX movie is "Hubble," which tells the story of the launch and repair of the ambitious Hubble Space Telescope, which to this day allows astronomers to peer deep into the universe in a way they never have before. For space nuts or just the curious, it looks like a fascinating film for everyone in the family.
Here is a review of Hubble by the New York Times.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Vatican Splendors Exhibit at Heinz History Center

Left: Reliquary with artifacts of Sts. Peter & Paul; Top: Heinz History Center President Andy Masich with Swiss Guard Uniforms; Above: Heinz History Center staff unpacking gold cherub.

The Heinz History Center, located in the nearby Strip District, has opened the touring "Vatican Splendors" exhibit . The 10,000 square foot exhibit, which opened last week, displays more than 200 artifacts and works of art from the vaults of the Vatican, the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church. Among the items being displayed are relics of Sts. Peter and Paul in a "reliquary," an ornate receptacle, which has never traveled outside of the Vatican. Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik called the exhibit a "gem." The exhibit runs until January 9, 2011.

Here is a link to the Vatican Splendors exhibit website.

See a KDKA TV news story about the exhibit here.

Read a Tribune-Review article about the exhibit here.