Friends of the Zeiss††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Public Statement Before
Telephone: 412-561-7876††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† By Glenn A. Walsh --
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Internet Web Site: < http://www.friendsofthezeiss.org >†††† Siderostat Observatory
2008 September 23††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Missing
Good afternoon. I am Glenn A. Walsh of 633 Royce Avenue, Mount Lebanon, Project Director of Friends of the Zeiss.
With the removal of this telescope, which is property of the City of Pittsburgh, The Carnegie Science Center promised the City, in a Memorandum of Understanding, that the telescope would be installed in a new Observatory, perhaps in conjunction with the Science Centerís existing Observatory, as part of an expansion of the Science Center building.
The Science Center Master Plan does not indicate that a Siderostat Observatory would be installed on the roof of the planned west expansion of the building. Further, from a drawing in the Master Plan, it seems that the roof level of the west building expansion would actually be somewhat below the roof level of the existing building. Thus, installation of the Siderostat Observatory on the west building expansion may hinder telescope views of the eastern sky.
that the City Planning Commission seek clarification of this issue before
approving the Master Plan. Our question is simple: how does The