The Latest from WPSU

This image from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory on Mar. 11, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. EDT, shows the moon crossing in front of the sun.

Total Eclipse 2017

Posted on August 18, 2017

On Monday, August 21 a 70-mile-wide band of North America will experience a total eclipse of the sun. Pennsylvania will only see a 77% eclipse, but don’t worry! You can watch NASA’s live stream or catch NOVA: Eclipse Over America at 9:00 p.m. on August 21. Look out for more updates about the eclipse on our social media platforms. Continue »


Rick Hirsh
Upcoming Events

Jazz at The Palmer

Posted on August 1, 2017

WPSU Penn State and the Palmer Museum of Art present Jazz at the Palmer, a series of free evening jazz concerts August-November, beginning Thursday, August 24, 2017 with Rick Hirsch. Continue »

Thursday, August 24, at 7:30 p.m.


Young adult female assisting grade school child with science experiement
SciTech Now

Episode 332

Posted on July 26, 2017

Visit the Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania, a hands-on museum that seeks to inspire young minds to become scientists and innovators of the future. Also, researching cockroaches, making sustainable guitars, and more! Continue »


Essayist Katie DeFiore.
WPSU's This I Believe

I Believe in Connections

Posted on July 20, 2017

I see them everywhere, every day. Whether it be between a comment a housemate made and a thought I had a couple months ago, or between an article I read online and the rules of a card game I used to play when I was younger. But the best kinds of connections are the ones between people. Continue »


Snake Guy
SciTech Now

Episode 331

Posted on July 17, 2017

On this episode, we show you a rattlesnake hunt. Learn more about how important snakes are to ecosystems. Also, visit outdoor classrooms on an island for a different kind of immersive learning. Then discover how engineers are using data to help robots walk more like humans, and more! Continue »


WPSU Tent at Arts Fest
Event Highlights

Arts Fest Highlights

Posted on July 13, 2017

WPSU and Nature Cat visited the Central Pennsylvania Festival for the Arts on Wednesday, July 11 for a day of fun and exploration.  Click here to view photos from the event. Continue »


SciTech Now
SciTech Now

Episode 330

Posted on July 13, 2017

In this episode, learn about a science contest that’s helping scientists better communicate the complexity of their work. Also, discover what scientists are doing to search for life on the distant moon Europa, developing aspirin of the future, and more! Continue »