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Friday, September 2

What: Allegheny Observatory Public Lectures
Where: Allegheny Observatory
When: 7 to 9 p.m.
Tour one of the Northside’s notable features, Allegheny Observatory, and learn some cool facts about the sky above.

Saturday, September 3
What: International Vulture Awareness Day
Where: The Aviary
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Vulture populations around the world are in dramatic decline, and many species could face extinction within the next 10 years. To draw attention to their plight, conservation groups have established September 3, 2011, as the third annual International Vulture Awareness Day.

For its part, the National Aviary will hold a full day of activities and programming focusing on vultures on September 3. The day will include a trainer-led feeding in the outdoor Andean condor exhibit, talks, a condor wingspan display, vulture biofact table, and a scavenger fact hunt with prizes for those that find all their clues.