NASA to launch new solar satellite

On June 26, NASA will launch it’s next solar satellite which the agency hopes will provide the most detailed look ever at the sun’s lower atmosphere. The spacecraft will orbit “for almost continuous solar observations” during its 2-year mission. It will carry an ultra-violet telescope that can take high-res images and catch areas as small…

Rainbow Ride

A Rainbow Ride is scheduled to kick off a weekend of Pittsburgh Pride next week. It’s being led by cycling group Flock of Cycles.

Ballou Skies fundraiser

Many of the incredible friends and acquaintances of mine from the Pittsburgh Triathlon Club are apart of this wonderful triathlon team, Ballou Skies, which works to raise awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. In 2011, the group raised more than $60,000. One of their fundraisers is a 2-mile walk and fun-run at North Park on June…

The Weekly Boat: Baltimore

Ellis Island is the country’s most popular point of entry for immigrants. You know what’s the second point? Baltimore. As one of the country’s major seaports, more than 30 million tons of cargo pass through its waterways annually. The Harbor shifted into a cultural and tourist destination in the 1970’s, and according to Visit Baltimore,…

Fun in the Sun(rise)

Another gem from the Department of the Interior today, taken at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado.

Sunday Sunrise

Sunrise at Old Faithful, courtesy of the Department of Interior.

#picsofsteel

Running a half marathon teaches you a lot of things. One thing I learned this this year was not to dump water on your head when you’re running with your iPhone which your relying on to shoot video and photos. I digress. All told, the UPMC Health Plan Half Marathon was everything I hoped it…

On the Ground: Your Pittsburgh Marathon Neighborhood Correspondents

This year, I’ve had the awesome opportunity to be a neighborhood correspondent for the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. ┬áNot only has this given me a chance to see the other side of a running event that’s become a staple of my year, it’s also introduced me to some of the best bloggers in the…