Allegheny Observatory

Pittsburgh's first observatory was completed in 1912 on the city's North Side. OnQ's Michael Bartley takes you on a tour of this historic landmark, which has three amazing telescopes, memorabilia dating back to the turn of the 20th century - and even crypts!


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Despite much wealth and success in our Appalachian northern region, widespread poverty still exists in rural Fayette and Greene counties. However, Michael Bartley shows how and why so many people are delivering life-saving services to our rural neighbors.

Original airdate: Apr 15, 2009


Sometimes a pharmacy is just a pharmacy... but then maybe you haven't been to Adzema's! Since 1959, the best-kept secret in McCandless has been filling prescriptions and filling up hungry customers at their legendary lunch counter.


A system of inclined planes and a 900-foot tunnel carved through solid rock made travel through the Allegheny Mountains possible in the 1800s. OnQ reports on the Allegheny Portage Railroad national park in Cambria County, Pennsylvania.


“Why is it named the “Boulevard of the Allies”? OnQ contributor Mike Lee searches for the answer to the often misunderstood origins of one of Pittsburgh’s busiest and most recognizable roadways.


Meet John Lege. His educational presentations will give you a real bird's eye view.


What might seem like an unlikely pairing is boosting self-esteem in teenagers. The Bradley Center, a treatment facility for children with challenged backgrounds, is staffing the newly-renovated Hollywood Theater in Dormont with some of its teenaged residents. The venture is paying off for the community and the teens.


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