History of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania U.S.A.

A project of Friends of the Zeiss

Photo
of Buhl Planetarium in Allegheny 
Square, Pittsburgh

The Buhl Planetarium
and Institute of
Popular Science:
A City Designated
Historic Structure

protected by the
Historic Review
Commission of
Pittsburgh
.

Zeiss II Projector:
Oldest Operable
Major
Planetarium
Projector
in the World !

(Currently
dismantled &
in storage)

Photo
Zeiss II Planetarium Projector in Theater of the Stars of Buhl Planetarium in Allegheny 
Square













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Huge Robot Exhibit To Prevent Display of Zeiss II Planetarium Projector

On 2008 April 9, Carnegie Science Center officials announced a new permanent
exhibit, "RoboWorld," will be installed in what was used as space for traveling exhibits
on the second floor of the Science Center. When completed, the exhibit "will be the
largest and most comprehensive robotics exhibit anywhere in the nation," said Science
Center Director Joanna Haas. The exhibit will include Carnegie Mellon University's
Robot Hall of Fame.

In 2002, Science Center officials had promised the City of Pittsburgh that some of this
second floor space, near the
Henry Buhl, Jr. Planetarium (now also known as the
Buhl Digital Dome)
, would be used for a "Final Frontier" exhibit, which would include
display of the historic Zeiss II Planetarium Projecctor,
the oldest, operable major planetarium projector in the world prior to its 2002
October dismantling. Also included in the "Final Frontier" exhibit was to be another original
Buhl Planetarium artifact, the large Mercator's Projection Map of the World, which was considered
the world's largest such map when first installed at the 1939-1940 World's Fair in
New York City.

The "Final Frontier" exhibit, which was not supposed to be dependent on the
proposed $90 million expansion project which was cancelled in May of 2003, has never
been developed. Nor has there been any word about the future of this proposed exhibit,
which was a major reason why the City of Pittsburgh permitted the Science Center to
remove the Zeiss II Planetarium Projecctor and the large
Mercator's Projection Map of the World from the original Buhl Planetarium building.
Now it seems this large, new, permanent robotics exhibit will preclude the ability to
install the "Final Frontier" exhibit next to the
Henry Buhl, Jr. Planetarium.

Friends of the Zeiss has always contended that the best place for the historic
Buhl Planetarium artifacts is the original Buhl Planetarium building, the only place
(due to custom-construction of the building) where the Zeiss II Planetarium Projecctor and the
10-inch Siderostat-type Refractor Telescope can be fully unitlized
to teach science to children visiting the Children's Museum.

* "Zeiss projector restoration."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2002 Dec. 30.
Regarding proposed "Final Frontier" exhibit.

* Walsh, Glenn A. "Science Center Space Lost for Display of Planetarium Artifacts."
Address. Pittsburgh City Council. 2008 April 29.
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version

* Walsh, Glenn A. "Science Center Space Lost for Display of Planetarium Artifacts."
Address. Board of Directors, Allegheny Regional Asset District. 2008 April 28.
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version

* Graham, Francis. " Science Center Space Lost for Display of Planetarium Artifacts."
Letter. To City and County Public Officials. 2008 April 24.

* "CMU'S ROBOT HALL OF FAME."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 April 19.
* Templeton,, David. "Robots coming to life in 2009 exhibit."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 April 10.
* Houser, Mark. "Roboworld could cement 'Burgh as robotics capital."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 April 10.
* Houser, Mark. "Robot exhibit coming to Carnegie Science Center."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2008 April 9.
* "Carnegie Science Center will open comprehensive robotics exhibition."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 April 7.
* Houser, Mark. "CMU at forefront in building thinking machines."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 April 6.
* "What is artificial intelligence?."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 April 6.
* "Will A.I. work lead to robots taking over the world?"
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 April 6.
* Houser, Mark. "Robots do a little networking."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 April 9.


* 2008 Feb. - Recent News of Controversy Regarding "Bodies...the Exhibition"
at The Carnegie Science Center,

Including claims of use of bodies of Chinese political prisoners
by the ABC-TV news show "20/20."

* NASA Space Shuttle Atlantis Mission STS-122 Updates Click Here --
Mission STS-122 commanded by Pittsburgh-area native Stephen N. Frick, who was inspired by
Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science.

* Walsh, Glenn A. Letters-to-the-Editor:
"About my views." (Last letter of six letters on web page)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 March 29.
Response to letter-to-the-editor personal attack,
regarding both Carnegie Library and Buhl Planetarium,
published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on 2008 January 1.
Original, more detailed response was e-mailed to the
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on 2008 January 5.

* Demko, David and Kimmel, Joan. "Belated opposition," Letters-to-the-Editor
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Jan. 1
(Fifth letter of seven on web page)
Glenn A. Walsh Reply (to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette by electronic mail)
to Personal Attack in "Belated opposition" Letter-to-the-Editor,

Regarding BOTH Carnegie Library and Buhl Planetarium.

***

* 2007 Sept. 21 - PAT will purchase and raze Carnegie Science Center
warehouse where historic Buhl Planetarium artifacts are currently in storage.

PAT plans to pay $5 million for the Science Center Warehouse Building
(formerly Miller Printing Company), across the street from The Carnegie Science
Center, which includes the popular SportsWorks exhibit, to build an elevated
"Allegheny Station" Light Rail Transit station (part of subway expansion
to the North Side).

Also, housed, in this warehouse building, are several historic pieces of equipment
and artifacts
from Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular
Science
, including the Zeiss II Planetarium Projector, the oldest operable major
planetarium projector in the world !!!

***
* 2007 July 21 - Allegheny Square Plaza Rehabilitation Proposals
Earlier known as Diamond Square and Ober Park, Allegheny Public Square
is the site of the original town square of Allegheny City, in front of the
original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science and caddy-corner to America's
first publicly-funded Carnegie Library, Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny.
** GIANT SUNDIAL SCULPTURE
** RESTORATION OF HISTORIC ASTRONOMICAL INSCRIPTION, FROM THE BIBLE,
ORIGINALLY ON BUHL PLANETARIUM'S EAST EXTERIOR WALL

** ALLEGHENY SQUARE FOUNTAIN AND AMPHITHEATER

***

* 2007 Dec. 27 - NOTICE:
Pittsburgh City Council votes to allow abandonment of America's first publicly-funded
Carnegie Library
, Allegheny Regional Branch, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
(formerly Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny), next-door to Pittsburgh's original
Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science
.

***
2007 - 2008 - News of Controversy Regarding 2007-2008 Exhibit
of Human Cadavers at The Carnegie Science Center
Carnegie Science Center Education Division employee Elaine Catz resigned
her employment due to unanswered questions regarding a traveling exhibit
of human cadavers, from China, which will be displayed in The Carnegie
Science Center for a seven-month run beginning in 2007 October. In the early
1990s, The Carnegie Science Center sold-off Buhl Planetarium's human
anatomy exhibit/presentation, " Transpara the Talking Glass Lady," to be used for
spare parts for a similar exhibit at the Health Museum of Cleveland.

***
* 2007 - 2008 - News Related to Casino Development Next to Carnegie Science Center --
Carnegie Science Center has complained that light from new casino,
which will be next-door to Science Center, might harm viewing at
Science Center's rooftop observatory. In Summer of 2007, an agreement
was reached, which assures continued use of the Science Center observatory.

* Latest news on construction of subway link to serve Pittsburgh's Lower North Side
(where industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie grew-up),
including original Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny (nation's first
publicly-funded Carnegie Library), Carnegie Hall (world's first Carnegie Hall),
and original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science.

Also:
* News Regarding Pittsburgh Public Transit Agency's (PAT) Service Cuts Effective 2007 June 17,
Fare Increase Effective 2008 January 1.

***

Current Buhl Planetarium/Friends of the Zeiss-Related News

"Update" Year-End Report for 2008 December:
Buhl Planetarium and Carnegie Library

News Archives

Belko, Mark. "Buhl Building signs its first tenant."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Dec. 4.
"Panel OKs Buhl Building restoration."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Nov. 6.
Belko, Mark. "Buhl Building rehab unveiled."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Oct. 24.
2008 Oct. 24 is also 69th anniversary of Pittsburgh's original
Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, constructed by
the Buhl Foundation after the death of Henry Buhl, Jr.
Lowry, Patricia. "Buhl Building ready for its closeup."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 July 4.
Six-floor office building at 200 Fifth Avenue (corner of Fifth Avenue and
Market Street, Downtown), purchased by Henry Buhl, Jr. in 1923 (built
ten years earlier), whose Buhl Foundation built Buhl Planetarium in 1939.

"Space tourist returns from $30M orbital trip."
CNN 2008 Oct. 24.
"Expedition 17 Crew Returns From International Space Station."
NASA 2008 Oct. 23.
Walsh, Glenn. "Fw: New Crew Blasts Off for International Space Station." E-Mail List Message.
South Hills Backyard Astronomers 2008 Oct. 13.
Crew includes Richard Garriott, son of former NASA astronaut Owen Garriott
(first son of a former U.S. astronaut to fly into space), and NASA veteran
astronaut E. Michael Fincke, who credits Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium
for his interest in becoming an astronaut. Buhl Planetarium celebrated 69th anniversary
of dedication on 2008 Oct. 24.
More information and mission updates

Walsh, Glenn. "Historic Plaque Erected on Buhl Planetarium." E-Mail List Message.
South Hills Backyard Astronomers 2008 Oct. 11

Boren, Jeremy. "Historian focuses on telescope pioneer Brashear."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Sept. 29.
Also reprinted --
Boren, Jeremy. "Historian Focuses on Telescope Pioneer Brashear."
Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line 2008 Sept. 29.
Mentions architectural tours of the Buhl Planetarium and old Allegheny Post Office.

"Planning commission OKs several requests."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Sept. 24.
Boren, Jeremy. "Panel approves South Side restaurant."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Sept. 24.
City Planning Commission approved Science Center Master Plan,
after Carnegie Science Center Interim Co-Director Ron Baillie stated
that failure of the Master Plan to show a Siderostat Observatory on the
roof of the proposed 80,000 square-foot west building addition was simply
because planning for the building addition had not yet reached that "level of
detail." At the request of the City Planning Commission, Mr. Baillie also agreed
to provide the Commission with a copy of the legal Memorandum of Understanding,
between the City and the Science Center, which states that the Science Center
agreed to reassemble and reuse the 10-inch Siderostat-type Refractor Telescope
on their expansion of the Science Center building.
Also see: Sale and Demolition of Carnegie Warehouse for Construction of PAT Rail Station

Walsh, Glenn. "Science Center Master Plan: Siderostat Observatory Missing."
Address. Pittsburgh City Planning Commission. 2008 Sept. 23.

"Astronaut's son spending his fortune to fly."
CNN/AP 2008 July 31.
Richard Garriott will become the first child of an American astronaut to reach
outer space on Oct. 12. Sergei Volkov, son of former cosmonaut Alexander Volkov,
has been living on the International Space Station since April, Russia's
first second-generation space traveler; Richard Garriott and Sergei Volkov will
return to Earth together. Launching with Richard Garriott in a Russian Soyuz
spacecraft will be NASA Astronaut Mike Fincke, who credits Pittsburgh's original
Buhl Planetarium for his interest in becoming an astronaut. Mike Fincke will be
staying on the International Space Station for his second tour-of-duty,
for six months.

McClelland, Clark C. "A past Space Shuttle ScO, admits ET's are Real.
And this ScO has seen them, himself with another witness!"
Stargate Chronicles 2008 July 29
< http://www.stargate-chronicles.com/release_mitchell.html >.
Clark C. McClelland was an Astronomy instructor at Pittsburgh's original
Buhl Planetarium, for several years in the middle of the twentieth century.
Mr. McClelland strongly supports similar statements recently broadcast in a
British radio interview by former NASA Astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell, who walked on
the Moon during the mission of Apollo 14. More information:
"Ex-Astronaut: Aliens Are Real and NASA Knows It."
FOX News 2008 July 24.

Belko, Mark. "Buhl Building rehab unveiled."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Oct. 24.
2008 Oct. 24 is also 69th anniversary of Pittsburgh's original
Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, constructed by
the Buhl Foundation after the death of Henry Buhl, Jr.
Lowry, Patricia. "Buhl Building ready for its closeup."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 July 4.
Six-floor office building at 200 Fifth Avenue (corner of Fifth Avenue and
Market Street, Downtown), purchased by Henry Buhl, Jr. in 1923 (built
ten years earlier), whose Buhl Foundation built Buhl Planetarium in 1939.

* Walsh, Glenn A. "Science Center Space Lost for Display of Planetarium Artifacts."
Address. Pittsburgh City Council. 2008 April 29.
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version

* Walsh, Glenn A. "Science Center Space Lost for Display of Planetarium Artifacts."
Address. Board of Directors, Allegheny Regional Asset District. 2008 April 28.
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version

* Graham, Francis. " Science Center Space Lost for Display of Planetarium Artifacts."
Letter. To City and County Public Officials. 2008 April 24.

* Letters to Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh President Dr. David M. Hillenbrand,
regarding refusal to allow Friends of the Zeiss Project Director Glenn A. Walsh
to tour Carnegie Science Center Warehouse (where historic Buhl Planetarium artifacts
are stored), with Port Authority of Allegheny County tour group:
** Walsh, Glenn A. Letter to Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh President
Dr. David M. Hillenbrand. 2008 April 10.

Letter *** Attachment including Inventory of Buhl Artifacts Moved to Carnegie Science Center
** Graham, Francis G. Letter to Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh President
Dr. David M. Hillenbrand.
2008 April 9.

* Walsh, Glenn A. Letters-to-the-Editor:
"About my views." (Last letter of six letters on web page)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 March 29.
Response to letter-to-the-editor personal attack,
regarding both Carnegie Library and Buhl Planetarium,
published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on 2008 January 1.
Original, more detailed response was e-mailed to the
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on 2008 January 5.

* Walsh, Glenn A. Letter-to-the-Editor:
"Demanding transparency from local museum." (Second of two letters on web page)
Pittsburgh City Paper 2008 March 19.
Regarding current Carnegie Science Center "Bodies" exhibition,
and the sale, in the 1990s, of original Buhl Planetarium human-anatomy exhibit,
"Transpara," to the Cleveland Health Museum to be used as spare parts
for their transparent woman exhibit.

* Walsh, Glenn A. "Response to Personal Attack in Post-Gazette."
Address. Allegheny County Council. 2008 March 18.
Response of Glenn A. Walsh to personal attack in "Belated opposition"
letter-to-the-editor in 2008 Jan. 1 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, regarding
both Carnegie Library and Buhl Planetarium.

* Walsh, Glenn A. "Response to Personal Attack in Post-Gazette."
Address. Pittsburgh City Council. 2008 March 18.
Response of Glenn A. Walsh to personal attack in "Belated opposition"
letter-to-the-editor in 2008 Jan. 1 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, regarding
both Carnegie Library and Buhl Planetarium.

* 2008 Feb. - Recent News of Controversy Regarding "Bodies...the Exhibition"
at The Carnegie Science Center,

Including claims of use of bodies of Chinese political prisoners
by the ABC-TV news show "20/20."

* NASA Space Shuttle Atlantis Mission STS 122 Updates Click Here --
Mission STS 122 commanded by Pittsburgh-area native Stephen N. Frick, who was inspired by
Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science.

* Walsh, Glenn A. "Response to Personal Attack in Post-Gazette."
Address. Board of Directors, Allegheny County Library Association. 2008 Feb. 18.
Response of Glenn A. Walsh to personal attack in "Belated opposition"
letter-to-the-editor in 2008 Jan. 1 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, regarding
both Carnegie Library and Buhl Planetarium.

* Rothstein, Edward. "Planetarium Review, Looking at the Stars From Angles Old and New."
The New York Times 2008 Feb. 16.
Regarding Adler Planetarium, Chicago.

* Space Shuttle Atlantis Launched 2008 Feb. 7, 2:45:31 p.m. EST,
commanded by Pittsburgh-area native Stephen N. Frick, who was inspired by
Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science --
** Zapadka, Pete. "Space shuttle commanded by Richland grad lifts off."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2008 Feb. 7.
** "NASA was anxious to get Atlantis flying."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/AP 2008 Feb. 8.

* LATE Wednesday Night/EARLY Thursday Morning, January 16-17, 2008 -
Former Buhl Planetarium Curator James J. Mullaney will be interviewed
on the nationally-syndicated, overnight radio program, Coast to Coast AM
LATE Wednesday Night/EARLY Thursday Morning, January 16-17, 2008,
which begins at 1:00 a.m. EST (interview will probably occur 2:00 to 5:00 a.m.).
In Pittsburgh, the interview can be heard on WPGB-FM 104.7 MHZ and WPTT-AM 1360 KHZ.
Additionally, you can scan the AM radio dial at night and find the program on numerous
out-of-town AM radio stations from cities such as Charlotte, Richmond, Cleveland,
Des Moines, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Albany, Louisville, and Youngstown.
More Details.

* 2008 Jan. 7 - Reuse, by The Carnegie Science Center (beginning in 2007) of original Buhl Planetarium
"Snowballs on Summer Solstice Day" promotion (from 1985).

* 2007 Oct. 23 - The Times-Herald, Newnan GA:
Carnegie Library prospects hailed by an expert on Carnegie libraries, Glenn A. Walsh.
By W. WINSTON SKINNER
(Article appeared under banner headline, at top of first page.)
Mentions Friends of the Zeiss, The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular
Science, and the historic Zeiss II Planetarium Projector.

* 2007 Oct. - Historic Abraham Lincoln Artifacts Sold-off by
County of Allegheny, Pennsylvania to the
Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center

* 2007 Aug. 27 - Public Statement:
Before Allegheny Regional Asset District
By Glenn A. Walsh:
Children’s Museum Needs Additional Revenue
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version
Utilizing historic Buhl Planetarium equipment and artifacts will produce
additional revenue, to help offest the loss of $200,000 of State funding,
while helping teach Science to children visiting Children's Museum. Also,
money for additional computers would provide more public benefit by being
granted to the library systems' Electronic Information Network.

* 2007 July 19 - New Interactive On-Line Guide to International Space Station --
With video introduction and narration by NASA Astronaut Mike Fincke, who credits
Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science for his
interest in becoming an astronaut. Mike Fincke served as a science officer and
flight engineer on the International Space Station during Expedition 9.

NASA News Release *** Science Daily/UPI News Story
ISS Web Site with On-Line Interactive Tour *** Biography of NASA Astronaut Mike Fincke

* 2007 March 27 - News Release:
Science Center Misses Second Deadline to Reassemble Historic Zeiss Projector
Despite $1 Million Planetarium Rehab in 2006

“It is now quite clear that The Carnegie Science Center has no interest
in the historic Buhl Planetarium artifacts and has no intentions of
reassembling them; they do not see display of these artifacts as part
of their mission. All of their ‘delays’ are simply meant to drag-out
the process, hoping that people will forget these artifacts exist—the old adage:
‘out of sight, out of mind’ !” according to Friends of the Zeiss Project
Director Glenn A. Walsh.

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Astronomy, Space, and Science News

"Update" Year-End Report for 2008 December:
Buhl Planetarium and Carnegie Library

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NASA Mission Updates

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New Books

Radio and Television Programs

NASA Mission Updates--

Space Shuttle Endeavour Mission STS-126 to the
International Space Station Commanded by
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) Native Chris Ferguson

2008 November

Launch Schedule *** Current Missions *** Future Missions *** Past Missions

* Space Shuttle Mission Updates: NASA *** CBS News

Mission Updates: Phoenix Probe to Mars Arctic Region
(Phoenix successfully landed on Mars on 2008 May 25.)

Mission Updates: Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST)
(GLAST successfully launched 2008 June 11.)

Other Space Shuttle Missions:
* STS-122 - Commanded by Pittsburgh-area native Stephen N. Frick,
inspired by Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium (2008 February)
* STS-118 - Teacher-in-Space Mission Completed (2007 August)
* STS 51-L - Tragedy of Space Shuttle Challenger, as viewed from
Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium (1986 January)

Special News Topics - Astronomy, Space, Science

"Update" Year-End Report for 2008 December:
Buhl Planetarium and Carnegie Library

News Archives

Cesarsky, Catherine, Pedro Russo, and Lars Lindberg Christensen.
"The Year to Celebrate Astronomy."
Sky and Telescope Magazine 2009 January.

"Biggest Full Moon of the Year." Dec. 12.
NASA 2008 Dec. 9.

"Spectacular Conjunction." Dec. 1.
NASA 2008 Nov. 24.

"Racers Get Ready! NASA's Great Moonbuggy Registration Begins."
NASA 2008 Nov. 20.

"NASA Invites Students to Name New Mars Rover."
NASA 2008 Nov. 18.

Rao, Joe. "Meteor Shower Could Spur Bright Fireballs."
Yahoo/Space.com 2008 Oct. 31.

"Halloween Sky Show."
NASA 2008 Oct. 28.

Klinkenborg, Verlyn. "Light Pollution, Our Vanishing Night."
National Geographic Magazine 2008 November.
Johns, Chris. Editor's Note
National Geographic Magazine 2008 November.
( November Magazine Cover)

Borenstein, Seth. "Scientists view both Obama, McCain as supportive."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Oct. 15.

***

Declaring Saturday, October 11, 2008 "Langley High School Day." Proclamation.
Pittsburgh City Council 2008 Oct. 14.
Related Information

Congratulating Langley High School Alumni Association on Tenth Anniversary. Proclamation.
Pittsburgh City Council 2008 Oct. 14.
Related Information

Langley High School, opened in Pittsburgh in April of 1923, was named for
Western University of Pennsylvania (now the University of Pittsburgh)
Astronomy Professor Samuel Pierpont Langley who directed the original
Allegheny Observatory for 25 years.

***

"Space tourist returns from $30M orbital trip."
CNN 2008 Oct. 24.
"Expedition 17 Crew Returns From International Space Station."
NASA 2008 Oct. 23.
Walsh, Glenn. "Fw: New Crew Blasts Off for International Space Station." E-Mail List Message.
South Hills Backyard Astronomers 2008 Oct. 13.
Crew includes Richard Garriott, son of former NASA astronaut Owen Garriott
(first son of a former U.S. astronaut to fly into space), and NASA veteran
astronaut E. Michael Fincke, who credits Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium
for his interest in becoming an astronaut. Buhl Planetarium celebrated 69th anniversary
of dedication on 2008 Oct. 24.
More information and mission updates

Controversy regarding Senator John McCain's remarks, during the second presidential
debate, regarding requested Federal funding for an "overhead projector" at
Adler Planetarium in Chicago.
- 2008 Oct. 7.

"Barack Obama answers 14 top science questions."
ScienceDebate2008.com 2008 Aug. 30.

Roach, John. "Ten ancient observatories spied from space."
MSNBC 2008 Aug. 20.

Boren, Jeremy. "Pittsburgh filmmaker focuses on observatory."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Aug. 19.
Film on history of Allegheny Observatory.

"NASA denies rumors of finding life on Mars."
Wikinews.org 2008 Aug. 5.

"Scientists puzzling over chemical found in Martian soil."
CNN 2008 Aug.5.

Covault, Craig. "White House Briefed On Potential For Mars Life."
Aviation Week and Space Technology Magazine On-Line 2008 Aug. 1.

"NASA Spacecraft Confirms Martian Water, Mission Extended."
NASA/JPL 2008 July 31.


Blog: "Solar ‘Olympics’ eclipse watched from around the world."
Los Angeles Times On-Line 2008 Aug. 1.

"Total eclipse provides rare delight."
CNN 2008 Aug. 1.

Total Solar Eclipse August 1 in Asia and Greenland
Partial Eclipse of the Sun in northern North America, Europe, also Middle East and Asia
Safe Way to View Solar Eclipse

"Partial Eclipse, Total Fun."
NASA 2008 July 29.
Sokhareva, Natalya. "Eclipse revives homemade telescopes."
News Daily 2008 July 30.


McKay, Tim. "Go with the flow
What physics tells us about the energy crunch."

Michigan Today, University of Michigan 2008 July 15.

"The 2008 Perseid Meteor Shower." August 12
NASA 2008 July 22.

* "Allegheny Observatory to offer tours, lectures."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 March 24.

* 2008 Feb. - Recent News of Controversy Regarding "Bodies...the Exhibition"
at The Carnegie Science Center,

Including claims of use of bodies of Chinese political prisoners
by the ABC-TV news show "20/20."

* "Sciencedebate2008
A Call for a Presidential Debate on Science and Technology"

Sciencedebate2008 2008 Jan. 11.

* 2009 - 400th Anniversary of Astronomical Telescope
and The International Year of Astronomy 2009

* ALSO -- ADD YOUR NAME TO THE UPCOMING NASA KEPLER MISSION SPACECRAFT.
Name in Space is an activity in association with the International Year of Astronomy 2009.

***

New Books - Astronomy, Space, Science

Pelling, Nick. Review of “The Long Route to the Invention of the Telescope."
CipherMysteries.com 2008 Nov. 16.

Acocella, Joan. "The Forbidden World
Did a sixteenth-century heretic grasp the nature of the cosmos?"

The New Yorker Magazine 2008 Aug. 25.

Particle or Wave: The Evolution of the Concept of Matter in Modern Physics

Sacred Mathematics: Japanese Temple Geometry

Radio and Television Programs - Astronomy, Space, Science

Radio Programs:

Daily: StarDate ** Pulse of the Planet (children)
The Old Farmer's Almanac Radio Report

Weekdays (sometimes aired weekends): Science Today (CBS Radio Network)

Television Programs:

Upcoming Science and Nature Programs on WQED-TV 13, Pittsburgh

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"Update" Year-End Report for 2008 December:
Buhl Planetarium and Carnegie Library

News Archives

"Media Invited to see New Hardware for NASA's Ares I-X Flight Test."
NASA 2009 Jan. 23.

"Deadly white nose syndrome seen in Pennsylvania bats."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2009 Jan. 23.

"How Cobras Spit With Perfect Accuracy."
Yahoo/LiveScience.com 2009 Jan. 23.

Pullella, Philip. "Galileo may get eyes checked posthumously."
MSNBC/Reuters 2009 Jan. 22.

"Space Shuttle Crew Visits Troops On Overseas Trip."
NASA 2009 Jan. 22.

Isachenkov, Vladimir. "Russia says old nuclear satellite poses no threat."
Yahoo/AP 2009 Jan. 21.

Page, Lewis. "US aerospace giants stall Elon Musk's NASA deal
Can Falcon 9 overcome heavyweights' Washington pull?

The Register On-Line, London 2009 Jan. 21.

Vieru, Tudor. "'Super-Neptune' Exoplanet Found Nearby."
softpedia.com 2009 Jan. 21.

Phillips, Dr. Tony. "Severe Space Weather."
NASA 2009 Jan. 21.

"Space Station Commander Guides New HD Tour Of Complex."
NASA 2009 Jan. 21.

Cruz, Gilbert. "Q&A Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson."
Time Magazine 2009 Jan. 21.
Includes debate regarding "demotion" of planet Pluto.

"UFO group plans southeastern Pa. conference."
Philadelphia Inquirer On-Line/AP 2009 Jan. 21.

"Danes want to exhume Tycho Brahe in Prague."
Prague Daily Monitor 2009 Jan. 20.

Malik, Tariq. "Astronauts Watch President Obama's Inauguration from Space."
Yahoo/Space.com 2009 Jan. 20.

"Natural disasters doomed early civilization."
Yahoo/AP 2009 Jan. 19.

Andernach, Heinz. "Safeguarding Old and New Journal Tables for the VO:
Status for Extragalactic and Radio Data."
Abstract.
arxiv.org 2009 Jan. 19.

O'Neill, Ian. "Naming Pluto (Review)."
UniverseToday.com 2009 Jan. 17.

Ruggles, Clive. "Comment: Why we must save our astronomical heritage."
New Scientist Magazine 2009 Jan. 16.

Kaufman, Marc. "Mars Vents Methane in What Could Be Sign of Life."
The Washington Post 2009 Jan. 16: A-4.

"First Look Inside Dark Moon Craters."
Yahoo/Space.com 2009 Jan. 16.

Phillips, Dr. Tony. "The Red Planet is Not a Dead Planet."
NASA 2009 Jan. 15.

"Giant Rockets Could Revolutionize Astronomy."
NASA 2009 Jan. 14.

Judson, Olivia. "Guest Column: A New Kind of Big Science." Blog.
The New York Times 2009 Jan. 13.

"Milky Way spins faster, has more mass than thought: astronomers."
Yahoo/AFP 2009 Jan. 5.

"NASA-Funded Study Reveals Hazards of Severe Space Weather."
PR Newswire 2009 Jan. 5.

Peterson, Dan. "Exercise Improves Old Brains."
Yahoo/LiveScience.com 2009 Jan. 5.

Wills, Rick. "Bees' mysterious deaths still stumping scientists."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 Jan. 5.

"Mars rover mission reaches 5th anniversary."
Yahoo/AP 2009 Jan. 4.

Roth, Mark. "CMU knows what's on your mind."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 Jan. 4.

Heinrichs, Allison M. "High local incidence of serious asthma target of study."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 Jan. 4.

Zlatos, Bill. "Carnegie Museums president earns praise for guidance."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 Jan. 4.

Heinrichs, Allison M. "Private donors supply scientists with crucial tools for research."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 Jan. 3.

"Carnegie gets big donation from hospital, Children's hands over $25,000 in surplus equipment."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 Jan. 3.

McLean, Demian. "Obama Moves to Counter China in Space With Pentagon-NASA Link."
Yahoo/Bloomberg 2009 Jan. 2.

Biello, David. "Did a Comet Hit Earth 12,000 Years Ago?"
Scientific American Magazine On-Line 2009 Jan. 2.

"Study: Diamonds link comet to mammal extinction."
CNN 2009 Jan. 2.

"More small quakes rattle Yellowstone National Park."
Yahoo/AP 2009 Jan. 2.

"Breakthroughs That Will Change Everything."
Yahoo/LiveScience.com 2009 Jan. 2.

Neergaard, Lauran. "Exploiting nature to cut mosquitoes' life short."
Yahoo/AP 2009 Jan. 2.

Majors, Dan. "Another fine mess: Science center's sloppy celebration amuses, educates youngsters."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 Jan. 2.

"Governor Bill Richardson Announces Spaceport America and
Virgin Galactic Sign Historic Lease Agreement."

SpaceRef.com 2009 Jan. 1.

Thompson, Andrea. "International Year of Astronomy: Get Cheap Telescopes!"
Yahoo/Space.com 2009 Jan. 1.

"International Year of Astronomy 2009."
Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line 2009 Jan. 1.

"Time added to 2008 allows for longer smooch."
CNN 2008 Dec. 31.

David, Leonard. "Future of Commercial Spaceflight Uncertain, But Promising."
Yahoo/Space.com 2008 Dec. 31.

Yeager, Ashley. "Infrared telescope near its end."
Nature Journal On-Line 2008 Dec. 30.

"Space Spotlight: Solar winds strip Venus."
CNN 2008 Dec. 30.

Borenstein, Seth. "NASA reports graphic details of Columbia deaths."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Dec. 30.

"NASA Report Reviews Crew Safety Measures During Columbia Accident,
Recommends Improvements."

NASA 2008 Dec. 30.

LaRussa, Tony. "Children's Hospital donates lab to Carnegie Museum."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Dec. 30.

Beatty, Kelly. "China Breaks Ground for Giant Radio Dish."
Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line 2008 Dec. 29.

"Mars Rovers Near Five Years Of Science And Discovery."
NASA 2008 Dec. 29.

"NASA TV To Air Space Station Crew's New Year's Message."
NASA 2008 Dec. 29.

Fox, Maggie. "Researchers unlock secrets of 1918 flu pandemic."
Yahoo/Reuters 2008 Dec. 29.

Viegas, Jennifer. "How Visiting Your Family Warps Your Brain."
Discovery Channel 2008 Dec. 29.

Chang, Alicia. "Death Valley works to preserve night sky."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Dec. 26.

Riley, Dr Christopher. "Happy Birthday Earthrise."
BBC 2008 Dec. 24.

"Spain’s Biggest Meteorite Strike Remembered 150 Years On."
Science Daily 2008 Dec. 24.

"Passage Graves From An Astronomical Perspective."
Science Daily 2008 Dec. 24.

Phillips, Dr. Tony. "NASA's Gift to Mr. Claus."
NASA 2008 Dec. 24.

Pitz, Marylynne. "Financial shortfall forces history center cutbacks."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Dec. 24.

"NASA Response to Aviation Week and Space Technology Article."
NASA 2008 Dec. 23.

"NASA Awards Space Station Commercial Resupply Services Contracts."
NASA 2008 Dec. 23.

Brice, Arthur. "Apollo 8 astronauts remember historic voyage."
CNN 2008 Dec. 22.
40 years ago, first humans to orbit the Moon.

"Next NASA Moon Mission Completes Major Milestone."
NASA 2008 Dec. 22.

Phillips, Dr. Tony. "Saturn's Crazy Christmas Tilt."
NASA 2008 Dec. 22.

"NASA Television Commemorates Apollo 8 Christmas Eve Broadcast."
NASA 2008 Dec. 22.

"Pope praises Galileo's astronomy."
BBC 2008 Dec. 21.

Kniazkov, Maxim. "Obama signals break with Bush in new science team."
Yahoo/AFP 2008 Dec. 20.

Lorie, Anouk. "From military device to life-saving surgery tool."
CNN 2008 Dec. 19.

"Hubble Status Report."
NASA 2008 Dec. 19.

"Polyimide Foam Named NASA Commercial Invention Of 2007."
NASA 2008 Dec. 19.

"Space Station Crew Marks 40th Anniversary of First Human Moon Trip."
NASA 2008 Dec. 18.

"DARK ENERGY FOUND STIFLING GROWTH IN UNIVERSE."
NASA 2008 Dec. 16.

"Solar Flare Surprise."
NASA 2008 Dec. 15.

"Saturn's Dynamic Moon Enceladus Shows More Signs of Activity."
NASA 2008 Dec. 15.

"NASA'S Stennis Space Center To Test Rocket Engine For Taurus II."
NASA 2008 Dec. 15.

"Commercial space station finds first customers."
New Scientist Magazine 2008 Dec. 15: 25.

"Found: The Dimmest Bulbs in Space."
Yahoo/Space.com 2008 Dec. 15.

Satter, Raphael G. "Scientist says he has found oldest spider web."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Dec. 15.

"More than 1,000 species discovered in Mekong: WWF."
Yahoo/AFP 2008 Dec. 15.

Walton, Marsha. "Scientists baffled by mysterious acorn shortage."
CNN 2008 Dec. 12.

Kluger, Jeffrey. "Does Obama Want to Ground NASA's Next Moon Mission?"
Time Magazine On-Line 2008 Dec. 11.

Gardner, Simon. "Patagonia Indian tribe faces extinction."
Yahoo/Reuters 2008 Dec. 10.

"Hubble Telescope Finds Carbon Dioxide on an Extrasolar Planet."
NASA 2008 Dec. 9.

"Biggest Full Moon of the Year." Dec. 12.
NASA 2008 Dec. 9.

"Wait a second: 2008 gets extended by timekeepers."
KYW-AM 1060 News Radio, Philadelphia/AP 2008 Dec. 8.
"Leap Second" slated for New Year's Eve at 6:59:60 p.m. EST.

"Meteor Brightens Night Sky, Fireball Spotted Across Front Range."
KMGH-TV 7, Denver 2008 Dec. 5.

"NASA Assigns Astronaut Crews for Future Space Shuttle Missions."
NASA 2008 Dec. 5.

Cronin, Mike. "RiverQuest boat wins top environmental award."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Dec. 5.

"China, Russia to send probes to Mars next year."
Yahoo/Reuters 2008 Dec. 4.

"Return of the Leonids."
NASA 2008 Dec. 4.

"NASA Sets Target Shuttle Launch Date for Hubble Servicing Mission."
NASA 2008 Dec. 4.

"Next NASA Mars Mission Rescheduled for 2011."
NASA 2008 Dec. 4.

Additional County Funding Spurs Planning for New Science Building
on North Side Campus of Community College of Allegheny County
(About five blocks from original Buhl Planetarium)
"County Council OKs additional $1.9 million for CCAC."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Dec. 4.
"CCAC will use $1.9M for programs, buildings."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Dec. 4.

"Ancient Flying Reptile Bigger Than a Car."
Yahoo/LiveScience.com 2008 Dec. 4.

"Whales, Dolphins Stranded In Noisy Seas
Man-Made Noises Crowding Out Communication;
Activists Targeting Japanese Whalers."

CBS/AP 2008 Dec. 3.

Ritter, Malcolm. "Study illuminates star explosion from 16th century."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Dec. 3.

Space Shuttle Endeavour Mission STS-126 to the
International Space Station Commanded by
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) Native Chris Ferguson

2008 November

"NASA Invites Students to Name New Mars Rover."
NASA 2008 Nov. 18.

Klinkenborg, Verlyn. "Light Pollution, Our Vanishing Night."
National Geographic Magazine 2008 November.
Johns, Chris. Editor's Note
National Geographic Magazine 2008 November.
( November Magazine Cover)

Curry, Andrew. "Gobekli Tepe: The World’s First Temple?"
Smithsonian Magazine 2008 November.

Smalley Bowen, Ted. "CASE STUDY: Boston Children’s Museum
Small Footprint, Small Clientele: Boston’s children’s museum
broadens its green agenda with sustainable renovation and expansion."

Green Source Magazine 2008 November.

Pearlman, Robert Z. ""Space Shuttle Endeavour Lands Safely in California."
Yahoo/Space.com 2008 Nov. 30.

Antczak, John. "Space shuttle Endeavour begins descent to Calif.."
Yahoo/Space.com 2008 Nov. 30.

"NASA hopes to land space shuttle today."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/AP 2008 Nov. 30.

"New rifts form on Antarctic ice shelf."
CNN 2008 Nov. 29.

Guo, David. "As winter approaches, local weather-forecasting operation gets busy."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Nov. 28.

Rao, Joe. "Spectacular Sky Scene Monday Evening."
Yahoo/Space.com 2008 Nov. 26.

"Indian lunar orbiter hit by heat rise."
CNN 2008 Nov. 26.

Borenstein, Seth. "Plumes spewing from Saturn moon may contain water."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Nov. 26.

"Second Group of Mercury Craters Named."
MESSENGER Mission News 2008 Nov. 26.

"Spectacular Conjunction." Dec. 1.
NASA 2008 Nov. 24.

"NASA Prepares for New Juno Mission to Jupiter."
NASA 2008 Nov. 24.

"Galaxy collisions may cause starry arms."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Nov. 23.

"Darwin's evolution theory events to begin in January."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Nov. 22.

"Solar Wind Rips Up Martian Atmosphere."
NASA 2008 Nov. 21.

Scislowska, Monika. "Scientists say Copernicus' remains, grave found."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Nov. 20.

"NASA Spacecraft Detects Buried Glaciers on Mars."
NASA 2008 Nov. 20.

"Racers Get Ready! NASA's Great Moonbuggy Registration Begins."
NASA 2008 Nov. 20.

"Goldman Named Director at Stennis Space Center."
NASA 2008 Nov. 20.

"NASA, ATK Successfully Test First Orion Launch Abort Motor."
NASA 2008 Nov. 20.

Pabst, Georgia. "Discovery World cutting staff 15%, budget 20%."
Milwakee Journal Sentinel 2008 Nov. 19.

"Discovered: Cosmic Rays from a Mysterious, Nearby Object."
NASA 2008 Nov. 19.
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"NASA And DOE Collaborate On Dark Energy Research."
NASA 2008 Nov. 19.

Fox, Maggie. "Mammoth genome sequence may explain extinction."
Yahoo/Reuters 2008 Nov. 19.

"NASA Invites Students to Name New Mars Rover."
NASA 2008 Nov. 18.

"NASA Successfully Tests First Deep Space Internet."
NASA 2008 Nov. 18.

"NASA's QuikSCAT Ocean-Observing Satellite Mission Honored."
NASA 2008 Nov. 18.

Dunham, Will. "Tiny, long-lost primate rediscovered in Indonesia."
Yahoo/Reuters 2008 Nov. 18.

"IMLS and China Strengthen Cross-cultural Connections."
Institute of Museum and Library Services 2008 Nov. 18.

"Mission to Hubble - Making Hubble More Powerful Than Ever
Science Instrument Control and Data Handler (SIC&DH) Update."

NASA 2008 Nov. 17.

"NASA Satellites Capture Images of Southern California Wildfires."
NASA 2008 Nov. 17.

"NASA Receives First Stage Rocket Hardware for Ares I-X Test Flight."
NASA 2008 Nov. 17.

Sorrel, Charlie. "Five Gadgets That Were Killed by the Cellphone."
Wired Magazine On-Line 2008 Nov. 17.

"Nations Around the World Mark 10th Anniversary of International Space Station."
NASA 2008 Nov. 17.

Gerwig, Ashley. "Budding scientist selected to visit NASA flight center, Kennedy Space Center."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Nov. 16.

Pelling, Nick. Review of “The Long Route to the Invention of the Telescope."
CipherMysteries.com 2008 Nov. 16.

"NASA Offers New Science Teaching Certificate Project."
NASA 2008 Nov. 14.

"NASA Restores Historic Lunar Orbiter Image."
NASA 2008 Nov. 13.

"NASA Tests Lunar Rovers and Oxygen Production Technology."
NASA 2008 Nov. 13.

"Hubble Directly Observes a Planet Orbiting Another Star."
NASA 2008 Nov. 13.

"Upcoming Space Shuttle Mission Carries NASA Glenn Experiments and Hardware."
NASA 2008 Nov. 12.

"Endeavour shuttle ready for Friday launch: NASA."
Yahoo/AFP 2008 Nov. 12.

Cronin, Mike. "Emsworth native at home on space station."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Nov. 12.

"NASA'S Carbon-Sniffing Satellite Sleuth Arrives at Launch Site."
NASA 2008 Nov. 12.

Yost, Pete. "Court rules for Navy in dispute over sonar, whales."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Nov. 12.

Atkinson, Nancy. "Forgotten Apollo Data Could Solve Moon Dust Problem."
UniverseToday.com 2008 Nov. 10.

"NASA Begins Hunt for New Meteor Showers."
NASA 2008 Nov. 10.

"Public Invited to NASA Glenn for Launch
to Make International Space Station Home Improvements."

NASA 2008 Nov. 10.

"Mars Phoenix Lander Finishes Successful Work on Red Planet."
NASA 2008 Nov. 10.

"NASA To Test Motor For Orion Crew Capsule's Launch Abort System."
NASA 2008 Nov. 10.

Fleming, Adam. "Broken Bats
A mysterious disease that has killed thousands of bats
may have settled in Western Pennsylvania caves.

Pittsburgh City Paper 2008 Nov. 6.

"First Rocket Parts Of NASA's New Launch System Arrive In Florida."
NASA 2008 Nov. 4.

"NASA Selects Astronomy Student Ambassadors."
NASA 2008 Nov. 4.

"Steve Eases Online Searches of Museum Web Sites."
Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services 2008 Nov.

"NASA TV to Air New Space Station Crew Message About Voting."
NASA 2008 Nov. 3.

Krift, F.A. "City councilman to thank for daylight saving time."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Nov. 2.

"Science Center offers Hubble photo exhibition."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Nov. 2.

Koop, David. "Mexico City's 'water monster' nears extinction."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Nov. 2.

Cronin, Mike. "CMU pushes into frontiers of 'cloud computing'."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Nov. 1.

Misch, Anthony and William Sheehan. The Mount Wilson 60-inch ws the First Great Reflector for the Imaging Age."
Sky and Telescope Magazine 2008 November.
The Carnegie Institution of Washington agreed to begin funding Mt. Wilson Observatory
facilities and research on 1904 Dec. 20; Andrew Carnegie visited Mt. Wilson
Observatory on 1910 March 17.

Malik, Tariq. "Space Station Trash Plunging to Earth."
Yahoo/Space.com 2008 Oct. 31.

"Two US astronauts to cast votes from space."
Yahoo/AFP 2008 Oct. 31.

Rao, Joe. "Meteor Shower Could Spur Bright Fireballs."
Yahoo/Space.com 2008 Oct. 31.

Swan, Lisa. "'War of the Worlds' terrified the nation 70 years ago."
Daily News, New York 2008 Oct. 30.
Original coverage of radio broadcast:
Dixon, George. "Fake War on Radio Spreads Panic Over U.S."
Daily News, New York 1938 Oct. 31.
More information.

"NASA Managers Delay Hubble Servicing Mission."
NASA 2008 Oct. 30.

"NASA Gives "Go" for Space Shuttle Launch on Nov. 14."
NASA 2008 Oct. 30.

Phillips, Dr. Tony. "Magnetic Portals Connect Sun and Earth."
NASA 2008 Oct. 30.

"NASA And Korea Sign Statement Of Intent For Future Cooperation."
NASA 2008 Oct. 30.

"MESSENGER Spacecraft Reveals More Hidden Territory on Mercury."
NASA 2008 Oct. 29.

"NASA Measurements Show Greenhouse Gas Methane on the Rise Again."
NASA 2008 Oct. 29.

Cheng, Maria. "French try plane technology in artificial heart."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Oct. 29.

"To Pluto, with postage:
Nine mementos fly with NASA's first mission to the last planet."

CollectSpace.com 2008 Oct. 28.

"Halloween Sky Show."
NASA 2008 Oct. 28.

"NASA Orbiter Reveals Details of a Wetter Mars."
NASA 2008 Oct. 28.

"NASA-Enhanced Dust Storm Predictions to Aid Health Community."
NASA 2008 Oct. 28.

Boyd, Robert S. "Evidence found of solar system around nearby star."
Yahoo/McClatchy Newspapers 2008 Oct. 27.

Eckel, Mike. "Tourist: Entrepreneurs need access to space center."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Oct. 27.

"Mine from time of King Solomon found."
Yaho0/AP 2008 Oct. 27.

"Official Statement on the Role of Planetariums in Education."
International Planetarium Society 2008 October.

Zapf, Karen. "Langley's passion for flight began at Allegheny Observatory."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Oct. 26.

"Italian satellite launched from California."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Oct. 25.

Belko, Mark. "Buhl Building rehab unveiled."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Oct. 24.
2008 Oct. 24 is also 69th anniversary of Pittsburgh's original
Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, constructed by
the Buhl Foundation after the death of Henry Buhl, Jr.
Lowry, Patricia. "Buhl Building ready for its closeup."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 July 4.
Six-floor office building at 200 Fifth Avenue (corner of Fifth Avenue and
Market Street, Downtown), purchased by Henry Buhl, Jr. in 1923 (built
ten years earlier), whose Buhl Foundation built Buhl Planetarium in 1939.

Le, Phuong. "Researchers: 7 orcas missing from Puget Sound."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Oct. 25.

"Space tourist returns from $30M orbital trip."
CNN 2008 Oct. 24.
"Expedition 17 Crew Returns From International Space Station."
NASA 2008 Oct. 23.
Walsh, Glenn. "Fw: New Crew Blasts Off for International Space Station." E-Mail List Message.
South Hills Backyard Astronomers 2008 Oct. 13.
Crew includes Richard Garriott, son of former NASA astronaut Owen Garriott
(first son of a former U.S. astronaut to fly into space), and NASA veteran
astronaut E. Michael Fincke, who credits Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium
for his interest in becoming an astronaut.
More information and mission updates

"Stephen Hawking to retire from academic post."
CNN/AP 2008 Oct. 24.

"Study: Warm hands do make warm hearts."
CNN/AP 2008 Oct. 23.

"Nine Mementos Headed to the Ninth Planet."
NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory 2008 Oct. 23.

"NASA's Next Moon Mission Begins Thermal Vacuum Test."
NASA 2008 Oct. 23.

"Greek Stone Age household remains found intact: ministry."
Yahoo/AFP 2008 Oct. 23.

Gormly, Kellie B. "Science center event teaches ins and outs of chemistry."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Oct. 23.

Thompson, Andrea. "Laser could aid search for life on Mars."
USA Today On-Line/Space.com 2008 Oct. 22.

"Phoenix ready to analyze Mars soil samples."
UPI 2008 Oct. 22.

"India launches first moon mission."
CNN 2008 Oct. 22.

"NASA's Shuttle Endeavour Moves to Launch Pad, Practice Liftoff Set."
NASA 2008 Oct. 22.

"The Case of the Missing Gamma-ray Bursts."
NASA 2008 Oct. 22.

"NASA And The Challenger Center Announce Naming Contest."
NASA 2008 Oct. 22.

"Scotch tape's surprising power: X-rays."
CNN/AP 2008 Oct. 22.

Beatty, Kelly. "Light Pollution in the Spotlight."
Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line 2008 Oct. 21.

"The Oddball Hosts of Gamma-ray Bursts."
NASA 2008 Oct. 21.

Vogel, Carol. "Museums Fear Lean Days Ahead."
The New York Times 2008 Oct. 19.

"Lunar Lander Teams To Compete For $2 Million NASA Prize."
NASA 2008 Oct. 17.

"Hubble Status Report #3."
NASA 2008 Oct. 17.

"Greek scientists use lasers to clean Acropolis."
Yahoo/Reuters 2008 Oct. 17.

"Gamma-ray Bursts: The Mystery Continues."
NASA 2008 Oct. 16.

"NASA's Fermi Telescope Discovers First Gamma-Ray-Only Pulsar."
NASA 2008 Oct. 16.

"Hubble Status Report #2."
NASA 2008 Oct. 16.

"Hubble Status Report #1."
NASA 2008 Oct. 15.

Borenstein, Seth. "Scientists view both Obama, McCain as supportive."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Oct. 15.

Borenstein, Seth. "NASA to start long distance repairs on Hubble."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Oct. 15.

Heinrichs, Allison M. "CMU shoots for moon with beetle-like rover."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Oct. 15.

"Having a ball with helper 'bots on Mars."
CNN/Popular Science Magazine 2008 Oct. 15.

Vanden Brook, Tom. "Pentagon Envisions Spaceship Troopers."
redorbit.com/USA Today 2008 Oct. 15.

"India's lunar spacecraft positioned on rocket."
english.eastday.com 2008 Oct. 15.

Hsu, Jeremy. "Europe Aims For Re-entry Spacecraft."
Yahoo/Space.com 2008 Oct. 15.

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Declaring Saturday, October 11, 2008 "Langley High School Day." Proclamation.
Pittsburgh City Council 2008 Oct. 14.
Related Information

Congratulating Langley High School Alumni Association on Tenth Anniversary. Proclamation.
Pittsburgh City Council 2008 Oct. 14.
Related Information

Langley High School, opened in Pittsburgh in April of 1923, was named for
Western University of Pennsylvania (now the University of Pittsburgh)
Astronomy Professor Samuel Pierpont Langley who directed the original
Allegheny Observatory for 25 years.

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Thomas, Mary. "'Sensational year' for Carnegie Museums, says CEO Hillenbrand."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Oct. 14.

"NASA to Webcast IBEX Spacecraft Launch on Pegasus Rocket Oct. 19."
NASA 2008 Oct. 14.

"NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis Rolls Off Launch Pad Monday."
NASA 2008 Oct. 14.

"NASA Releases Documentary Celebrating Agency's First 50 Years."
NASA 2008 Oct. 14.

"Oldest Full-Body Insect Fossil Found."
Yahoo/LiveScience.com 2008 Oct. 14.

"Space tourist returns from $30M orbital trip."
CNN 2008 Oct. 24.
"Expedition 17 Crew Returns From International Space Station."
NASA 2008 Oct. 23.
Walsh, Glenn. "Fw: New Crew Blasts Off for International Space Station." E-Mail List Message.
South Hills Backyard Astronomers 2008 Oct. 13.
Crew includes Richard Garriott, son of former NASA astronaut Owen Garriott
(first son of a former U.S. astronaut to fly into space), and NASA veteran
astronaut E. Michael Fincke, who credits Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium
for his interest in becoming an astronaut. Buhl Planetarium celebrated 69th anniversary
of dedication on 2008 Oct. 24.
More information and mission updates

Santoni, Matthew. "High-tech explorers search Mon for elusive B-25."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Oct. 11.

Bell, Trudy E. "Liquid Mirror Telescopes on the Moon."
NASA 2008 Oct. 9.

"NASA Issues Space Shuttle to Constellation Workforce Transition Report."
NASA 2008 Oct. 8.

Controversy regarding Senator John McCain's remarks, during the second presidential
debate, regarding requested Federal funding for an "overhead projector" at
Adler Planetarium in Chicago.
- 2008 Oct. 7.

Hsu, Jeremy. "Spacecraft Reveals Stunning New Views of Mercury."
Yahoo/Space.com 2008 Oct. 7.

"NASA Astronaut Talks With Student Chess Opponents Thursday."
NASA 2008 Oct. 7.

Editorial: "A Little Less Light."
The New York Times 2008 Oct. 6.

Atkinson, Nancy. "Astronaut Diary Survives Columbia Accident."
UniverseToday.com 2008 Oct. 6.

"NASA Spacecraft Ready to Explore Outer Solar System."
NASA 2008 Oct. 6.

"NASA And The Adler Planetarium Host NASA Future Forum In Chicago."
NASA 2008 Oct. 6.

Boren, Jeremy. "Historian focuses on telescope pioneer Brashear."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Sept. 29.
Also reprinted --
Boren, Jeremy. "Historian Focuses on Telescope Pioneer Brashear."
Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line 2008 Sept. 29.

"MESSENGER Returns to Mercury."
NASA 2008 Oct. 1.

"NASA Extends International Space Station Contract."
NASA 2008 Oct. 1.

"Spotless Sun: Blankest Year of the Space Age."
NASA 2008 Sept. 30.

Thompson, Andrea. "Earth's Air Divided by Chemical Equator."
Yahoo/LiveScience.com 2008 Sept. 30.

"Cabana to Succeed Parsons as Kennedy Space Center Director."
NASA 2008 Sept. 30.

Malik, Tariq. "Hubble Space Telescope Suffers Serious Failure."
Yahoo/Space.com 2008 Sept. 29.

"MIT scientists move closer to 'artificial noses'."
Yahoo/AFP 2008 Sept. 29.

"Five Museums and Five Libraries to Receive Nation’s Highest Honor
at White House Ceremony."

IMLS 2008 Sept. 29.

"Astronaut takes China's first spacewalk."
CNN 2008 Sept. 27.

"Hurricane watch for Maine as Kyle heads north."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Sept. 27.

Rotstein, Gary. "Gloomy day: It's end of the line for 936-1212."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Sept. 27.
Wood, Anthony R. "Time and temperature numbers to end in Phila."
The Philadelphia Inquirer 2008 Sept. 26.
Verizon, successor to the Bell Telephone Company, ends weather and time telephone
answering systems after decades of service, due to changes in technology.
Weather answering systems operated by National Weather Service (Pittsburgh: 412-262-2170)
and Time/Temperature service operated by Duquesne Light (412-391-9500) continue.

"Correction: Einstein's Telescope story."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Sept. 26.
Ohm, Shawna. "Now viewing: Long-lost Einstein telescope restored."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Sept. 23.

"Next on NOVA: Sputnik Declassified."
PBS 2008 Sept. 26.
This NOVA episode airs on most PBS stations Tue., Sept. 30, 2008 at 8:00 p.m.

"NASA Astronaut in Space Challenges Earthlings in Chess Match."
NASA 2008 Sept. 26.

"Wanted: amateurs to help track earthquakes."
CNN/AP 2008 Sept. 26.

"NASA again postpones Atlantis trip to Hubble."
GlobalSecurity.org 2008 Sept. 25.

Beatty, Kelly. "The Solar Wind Takes a Breather."
Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line 2008 Sept. 25.

"California science museum reopens with green theme."
CNN/AP 2008 Sept. 24.

"Mars polar cap mystery solved."
ESA 2008 Sept, 22.

Heinrichs, Allison M. "City's parks offer urban relief."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Sept. 21.
Highlights, with photos, Frick Park, Allegheny Observatory
in Riverview Park, and Carnegie Lake in Schenley Park.

Spillman, Christian. "Economic crisis threatens EU measures on climate change."
Yahoo/AFP 2008 Sept. 21.

Scott, Michael. "Algae again in bloom in Lake Erie."
The Plain Dealer, Cleveland 2008 Sept. 20.

Higgins, Alexander G. "CERN: Damage to new collider forces 2-month halt."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Sept. 20.

"NASA's Swift Catches Farthest-Ever Gamma-Ray Burst."
NASA 2008 Sept. 20.

"New dwarf planet named Haumea for Hawaiian goddess."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Sept. 19.

Dunn, Marcia. "Rescue shuttle at launch pad for Hubble trip."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Sept. 19.

"Space Shuttle Endeavour Moves To Launch Pad 39B."
NASA 2008 Sept. 19.

"Pollen Alert!"
NASA 2008 Sept. 19.

Pelling, Nick. "Review of “On Tycho’s Island”..."
ciphermysteries.com 2008 Sept. 19.

"NASA's Johnson Space Center To Reopen Monday After Ike."
NASA 2008 Sept. 18.

"Controversy over telescope origin."
BBC 2008 Sept. 16.

Farrington, Brendan. "McCain says Obama didn't call Palin a pig."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Sept. 15.
Includes the statement by Senator McCain, regarding Senator Obama:
"And when you look at some of the planetariums and other foolishness that
he asked for, he shouldn't be saying anything about Governor Palin."

"High-resolution satellite launched in California."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Sept. 7.

Shalaway, Scott. "Wildlife: Bat deaths remain a mystery." Column.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Sept. 7.

"Rocket fuel experiment by NASA engineer blows up."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Sept. 7.

"Statement of NASA Administrator Michael Griffin on Aug. 18 Email."
NASA 2008 Sept. 7.

"Emails from NASA head show discontent."
UPI 2008 Sept. 7.

"China counts down to third manned space launch."
Boston Globe/Reuters 2008 Sept. 6.

Schiefer, Katrin and George Frey. "Spacecraft flies by remote asteroid, camera stops."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Sept. 6.

"NASA Changes 2008 Shuttle Target Launch Dates, Schedules TCDT ."
NASA 2008 Sept. 5.

"NASA to Explore "Secret Layer" of the Sun."
NASA 2008 Sept. 5.

Min Neo, Hui. "Melting Swiss glacier yields Neolithic trove, climate secrets."
Yahoo/AFP 2008 Sept. 5.

"Barack Obama answers 14 top science questions."
ScienceDebate2008.com 2008 Aug. 30.

Perlman, David. "Rover Opportunity finds water evidence on Mars."
San Francisco Chronicle 2008 Aug. 30.

Casey, Michael. "Lights out? Experts fear fireflies are dwindling."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Aug. 30.

"Report: NASA studies extending shuttle to 2015."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Aug. 29.

"Quick-witted flies can 'detect swatter threat'"
CNN 2008 Aug. 29.

"NOAA Team Gives Look At Whaling Shipwrecks."
KITV-4 2008 Aug. 29.

Ganapati, Priya. Blog: "Bell Labs Kills Fundamental Physics Research."
Wired Magazine 2008 Aug. 27.

"NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity Climbing Out of Victoria Crater."
NASA 2008 Aug. 26.

"NASA Renames Observatory For Fermi, Reveals Entire Gamma-Ray Sky."
NASA 2008 Aug. 26.

"Cows' compass is pure animal magnetism."
CNN/AP 2008 Aug. 26.

"Animal Chatter More Varied Than Thought."
Yahoo/LiveScience.com 2008 Aug. 26.

"NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis To Move To Launch Pad Saturday."
NASA 2008 Aug. 25.
Photo

Acocella, Joan. "The Forbidden World
Did a sixteenth-century heretic grasp the nature of the cosmos?"

The New Yorker Magazine 2008 Aug. 25.

"Giant atom-smashing experiment could alter our understanding of the universe."
The Canadian Press 2008 Aug. 23.

"NASA and ATK Investigate Failed Launch Of Hypersonic Experiments."
NASA 2008 Aug. 22.

"NASA Kennedy to Reopen for Normal Operations Friday."
NASA 2008 Aug. 21.

"Fay Delays NASA Kennedy Space Center Partial Reopening."
NASA 2008 Aug. 21.

Roach, John. "Ten ancient observatories spied from space."
MSNBC 2008 Aug. 20.

"NASA Kennedy Space Center Partly Reopens."
NASA 2008 Aug. 20.

"Space Station Provides Boost To High School Students In California."
NASA 2008 Aug. 20.

Garvey, Michael O. "Extraterrestrials invade Notre Dame: The truth is out there…in the library."
Newswire/University of Notre Dame 2008 Aug. 20.

Boren, Jeremy. "Pittsburgh filmmaker focuses on observatory."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Aug. 19.
Film on history of Allegheny Observatory.

"Living with a Star."
NASA 2008 Aug. 19.

Hirschler, Ben. "Magpies are no bird-brains, mirror test shows."
Yahoo/Reuters 2008 Aug. 18.

"Playing with The Moon."
Blog: haha.nu 2008 Aug. 18.

"Huge Comet Discovered."
Yahoo/Space.com 2008 Aug. 18.

Malik, Tariq. "Tropical Storm Delays Space Shuttle's Move."
Yahoo/Space.com 2008 Aug. 18.

Eqbali, Aresu. "Iran says rocket can carry low-orbit satellite."
Yahoo/AFP 2008 Aug. 18.

"U.S. at risk of cyberattacks, experts say."
CNN 2008 Aug. 18.

"U.S. lags in offering cell phone TV."
CNN/AP 2008 Aug. 18.

Kornfeld, Laurel. "It Shouldn't End."
Blog: laurele 2008 Aug. 17.
Regarding debate over demotion of Pluto from planet status.

"Wind power brings prosperity, anger."
CNN/AP 2008 Aug. 17.

"Military wants to study mind-reading."
CNN/AP 2008 Aug. 15.

"The Realm of Earthworms: NASA Gets Down to the Nitty-Gritty."
NASA 2008 Aug. 15.

"NASA Astronaut Ready To Answer Your Questions From Space."
NASA 2008 Aug. 13.

MacRobert, Alan. "New Enceladus Closeups Now Arriving."
Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line 2008 Aug. 13.

Price, Mike. "Galileo, Reconsidered."
Smithsonian Magazine On-Line 2008 Aug. 12.

Palca, Joe. "Candidates Vow To Keep Politics Out Of Science/"
NPR 2008 Aug. 12.

McCoy, Terry. "Watches become relics of days gone past."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Aug. 12.

Andren, Kari. "History center presses for new way of funding."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Aug. 12.
"The lucky seven are, and the amounts they will received this year,
include: the Carnegie Museums in Pittsburgh, $502,000; the
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts in Harrisburg, $139,000;
The Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia, $759,000;
Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, $465,000;
African American Museum in Philadelphia, $354,000; the
Everhart Museum in Scranton, $45,000; and the Mercer Museum
in Bucks County, $193,000."

"Cloaking device begins to see light of day."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/Reuters 2008 Aug. 11.

"NASA to Realign Constellation Program Milestones." NASA 2008 Aug. 11.

"A Flash of Insight: LCROSS Mission Update." NASA 2008 Aug. 11.

"Hubble Unveils Colorful Star Birth Region on 100,000th Orbit." NASA 2008 Aug. 11.
Photo

"NASA 'Inspire' Interns Work To Become Future Explorers And Innovators." NASA 2008 Aug. 11.

Garcia, Oskar. "Court blocks MIT students from showing subway hack."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Aug. 10.

Hannah, James. "Ohio group fights razing of historic spacesuit lab."
Yahoo/AP 2008 Aug. 9.

"Duquesne University gets $572,000 for ion research."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Aug. 9.

Thompson, Andrea. "Cassini Prepares for Monday Flyby of Saturn Moon."
Yahoo/Space.com 2008 Aug. 8.

"Space Station Invaded By Students From Outer Space Base."
NASA 2008 Aug. 8.

Small, Meredith F. "The Reason More of Today's Scientists Hire Armed Guards."
Yahoo/LiveScience.com 2008 Aug. 8.

"Solar System Is Pretty Special, According To New Computer Simulation."
Science Daily 2008 Aug. 8.

"Climate Change: When It Rains It Really Pours."
Science Daily 2008 Aug. 8.

"Barbadians slam snake 'discovery' as old news."
CNN/AP 2008 Aug. 8.

"Highest Resolution Digital Planetarium Installed in Beijing."
SkyScan.com 2008 Aug. 7.

"Armchair astronomer discovers unique 'cosmic ghost'."
CNN 2008 Aug. 7.

"NASA denies rumors of finding life on Mars."
Wikinews.org 2008 Aug. 5.

"Scientists puzzling over chemical found in Martian soil."
CNN 2008 Aug.5.

Thompson, Andrea. "NASA: Reports of Martian-Life Announcement 'Bogus'."
FOX News/Space.com 2008 Aug. 5.

Bryner, Jeanna. "Surprising Number of Lowland Gorillas Discovered in Africa."
Yahoo/LiveScience.com 2008 Aug. 5.

Plait, Phil. Blog: "Mars, life, the White House, and rumors."
Discover Magazine On-Line 2008 Aug. 4.

Covault, Craig. "NASA Mars Phoenix Data More Negative On Potential For Life."
SpaceRef.com/Aviation Week and Space Technology Magazine On-Line 2008 Aug. 4.

"NASA Spacecraft Analyzing Martian Soil Data."
NASA 2008 Aug. 4.

Choi, Charles Q. "Ancient Shark's Bite More Powerful Than T. Rex's."
Yahoo/LiveSceince.com 2008 Aug. 4.

Leake, Jonathan and Robert Watts. "Queen guitarist Brian May’s galactic rhapsody
Brian May’s latest solo is a PhD on space dust, Astronomy."

The Sunday Times of London 2008 Aug. 3.

"Scientist: World's tiniest snake found in Barbados."
CNN/AP 2008 Aug. 3.

"Ancestor of T-Rex dinosaur unearthed in Poland."
Reuters 2008 Aug. 2.

Covault, Craig. "White House Briefed On Potential For Mars Life."
Aviation Week and Space Technology Magazine On-Line 2008 Aug. 1.

Wint, Dennis M. Letter-to-the-Editor:
"Letters: Taking Exception Inspiring a passion for science."
Philadelphia Inquirer 2008 Aug. 1.
Response to:
Heller, Karen. Column: "Karen Heller: The dumbing down of science."
Philadelphia Inquirer 2008 July 28.

"Astronaut's son spending his fortune to fly."
CNN/AP 2008 July 31.
Richard Garriott will become the first child of an American astronaut to reach
outer space on Oct. 12. Sergei Volkov, son of former cosmonaut Alexander Volkov,
has been living on the International Space Station since April, Russia's
first second-generation space traveler; Richard Garriott and Sergei Volkov will
return to Earth together. Launching with Richard Garriott in a Russian Soyuz
spacecraft will be NASA Astronaut Mike Fincke, who credits Pittsburgh's original
Buhl Planetarium for his interest in becoming an astronaut. Mike Fincke will be
staying on the International Space Station for his second tour-of-duty,
for six months.

"NASA Spacecraft Confirms Martian Water, Mission Extended."
NASA/JPL 2008 July 31.


Blog: "Solar ‘Olympics’ eclipse watched from around the world."
Los Angeles Times On-Line 2008 Aug. 1.

"Total eclipse provides rare delight."
CNN 2008 Aug. 1.

Total Solar Eclipse August 1 in Asia and Greenland
Partial Eclipse of the Sun in northern North America, Europe, also Middle East and Asia
Safe Way to View Solar Eclipse

"Partial Eclipse, Total Fun."
NASA 2008 July 29.
Sokhareva, Natalya. "Eclipse revives homemade telescopes."
News Daily 2008 July 30.


"NASA says liquid confirmed on Saturn's moon Titan."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line/AP 2008 July 31.

Britt, Robert Roy. "Incredible Discoveries Made in Remote Caves."
Yahoo/LiveScience.com 2008 July 31.

"A Brief History of Solar Sails."
NASA 2008 July 31.

Sokhareva, Natalya. "Eclipse revives homemade telescopes."
News Daily 2008 July 30.

"Partial Eclipse, Total Fun."
NASA 2008 July 29.

"Fifth of TV viewers watching online: survey."
Reuters 2008 July 29.

McClelland, Clark C. "A past Space Shuttle ScO, admits ET's are Real.
And this ScO has seen them, himself with another witness!"
Stargate Chronicles 2008 July 29
< http://www.stargate-chronicles.com/release_mitchell.html >.
Clark C. McClelland was an Astronomy instructor at Pittsburgh's original
Buhl Planetarium, for several years in the middle of the twentieth century.
Mr. McClelland strongly supports similar statements recently broadcast in a
British radio interview by former NASA Astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell, who walked on
the Moon during the mission of Apollo 14. More information:
"Ex-Astronaut: Aliens Are Real and NASA Knows It."
FOX News 2008 July 24.

Orselli, Paul. Blog: "What Happened to the "Science" in Science Museums?"
ExhibiTricks 2008 July 29.

Heller, Karen. Column: "Karen Heller: The dumbing down of science."
Philadelphia Inquirer 2008 July 28.
Response from Franklin Institute President and CEO:
Wint, Dennis M. Letter-to-the-Editor:
"Letters: Taking Exception Inspiring a passion for science."
Philadelphia Inquirer 2008 Aug. 1.

Leonard David, Leonard. "Moon museum: Race to save space relics."
CollectSpace.com./Space.com 2008 July 26.

Britt, Robert Roy. "Diamonds May Have Jumpstarted Life on Earth."
Yahoo/LifeScience.com 2008 July 26.

"Genes may doom us to old age."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/Los Angeles Times 2008 July 26.

"Children's Museum of New Hampshire opens in new space."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/AP 2008 July 26.

Chute, Eleanor. "Randy Pausch, noted CMU prof, succumbs to cancer."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2008 July 25.
Author of "The Last Lecture."

Heinrichs, Allison M. "CMU prof Pausch dies of pancreatic cancer."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 On-Line July 25.
Author of "The Last Lecture."

Hotz, Robert Lee. "It's All About the Lighting
City Lights Are Obscuring Our Starry Nights."

The Wall Street Journal 2008 July 25: A10.

"Plasma Bullets Spark Northern Lights."
NASA 2008 July 24.

"NASA and Internet Archive Launch Centralized Resource for Images."
NASA 2008 July 24.

"Ex-Astronaut: Aliens Are Real and NASA Knows It."
FOX News 2008 July 24.
Also see support document from retired NASA employee.

Yamaguchi, Mari. "Scientists find complete dinosaur fossil."
Yahoo/AP 2008 July 24.

Montoya Bryan, Susan. "N.M. cavers chart unique `snowy' river of crystals ."
Yahoo/AP 2008 July 24.

"The 2008 Perseid Meteor Shower."
NASA 2008 July 22.

"Statement on Inaccurate Reports About Japanese Cargo Services."
NASA 2008 July 21.

Moskowitz, Clara. "Solar Systems Like Ours May Be Rare."
Yahoo/Space.com 2008 July 21.

Astor, Michael. "Hundreds of baby penguins found dead in Brazil."
Yahoo/AP 2008 July 20.

"NASA Mars Odyssey THEMIS Images: July 14-18, 2008."
SpaceRef.com 2008 July 19.

"NASA Cassini Significant Events for 07/09/08 - 07/15/08."
SpaceRef.com 2008 July 19.

"NASA Deputy Administrator Shana Dale's Blog:
Competitiveness in the Space Economy."

SpaceRef.com 2008 July 19.

"Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Provides Financial Gift
to U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL."

SpaceRef.com 2008 July 19.

"Dwarf planet near Pluto named for Polynesian god."
News Daily 2008 July 19.

"Tunguska Catastrophe: Evidence Of Acid Rain Supports Meteorite Theory."
Science Daily 2008 July 18.

"NASA works to improve short-term weather forecasts."
NASA 2008 July 18.

"ISS crew inspired by vision and dreams of Jules Verne."
European Space Agency (ESA) 2008 July 18.

"Phobic encounter: European spacecraft to skim Martian moon."
Yahoo/AFP 2008 July 16.

Stebbins, Christine. "Some U.S. weather models forecast late July heat wave."
Yahoo/Reuters 2008 July 16.

"Tropical Storm Bertha moves east across Atlantic."
Yahoo/Reuters 2008 July 16.

Black, Richard. "Fishing ban brings seas to life."
BBC 2008 July 16.

"Glow-worms regular as clockwork."
ABC, Australia 2008 July 16.

Pincock, Stephen. "Australian scientists set a shining standard."
ABC, Australia 2008 July 16.

"Scientists Close In On Source Of X-rays In Lightning."
Science Daily 2008 July 16.

"Mechanism Behind Mind-body Connection Discovered."
Science Daily 2008 July 16.

"Europe's Ancestors: Cro-Magnon 28,000 Years Old Had DNA Like Modern Humans."
Science Daily 2008 July 16.

McConnaughey, Janet. "Cathedral dig yields finds from 1700s New Orleans."
Yahoo/AP 2008 July 16.

Hand, Eric. "Space science: From the desert to the edge of space."
Nature Journal On-Line 2008 July 16.

"NASA Spacecraft Shows Diverse, Wet Environments on Ancient Mars."
Forbes Magazine On-Line 2008 July 16.

"NASA contractor: Give us your urine."
CNN/AP 2008 July 16.

McKay, Tim. "Go with the flow
What physics tells us about the energy crunch."

Michigan Today, University of Michigan 2008 July 15.

"Report: U.S. lagging in sci-tech grads."
CNN/AP 2008 July 15.

"Brightest Star In The Galaxy Has New Competition."
Science Daily 2008 July 15.

"Polar base evacuated as ice melts early."
CNN/AP 2008 July 14.

"What's Wrong with the Sun? (Nothing)."
NASA 2008 July 11.

Dunn, Marcia. "Astronauts handle explosives on daring spacewalk."
Yahoo/AP 2008 July 10.

"Antarctic ice shelf 'hanging by thread': European scientists."
Yahoo/AFP 2008 July 10.

Nest, Elysia. "WHAT ARE THOSE THINGS?"
Schenectady Gazette 2008 July 10.

Courtland, Rachel. "Jupiter's third red spot torn apart by siblings."
New Scientist Magazine On-Line 2008 July 9.

"A Telescope Made of Moondust."
NASA 2008 July 9.

"NASA finds possible wind energy sources."
UPI 2008 July 9.

"NASA, ESA complete space exploration study."
UPI 2008 July 9.

"Funding secured for observatory."
BBC 2008 July 9
Funding for Jodrell Bank radio telescope in England.

"Pre-quake changes seen in rocks."
BBC 2008 July 9
Advances in predicting earthquakes.

"Armchair pilots striking Afghanistan by remote control."
CNN 2008 July 9.

"Woolly mammoth skeleton wows scientists."
CNN/AP 2008 July 9.

Raum, Tom and Joseph Coleman. "Developing economies don't back G-8 climate goal."
Yahoo/AP 2008 July 9.

Carlisle, Camille M. "Water in Moon Dust Raises Questions."
Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line 2008 July 8.

"NASA Mission to be Crystal Ball into Oceans' Future, Mirror to the Past."
NASA/JPL 2008 July 8.

" Art of deception: Crystal skulls in British, US museums were fakes."
Yahoo/AFP 2008 July 8.

"NASA sets date for final shuttle mission in 2010."
Yahoo/AP 2008 July 8.

"Group urges creation of new agency to study planet."
CNN/AP 2008 July 3.

Gutierrez, Miguel Angel. "Researchers open secret cave under Mexican pyramid"
Yahoo/Reuters 2008 July 3.

Zapadka, Pete. "Gift lets science center link telescope to planetarium."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2008 July 3.

Hevesi, Dennis. "R. C. Seamans Jr., NASA Figure, Dies at 89.
The New York Times 2008 July 3.
NASA’s nuts-and-bolts manager of the Apollo moon-landing program.

"Scientists await spacecraft Ulysses' death."
UPI 2008 July 3.

"Ideas fly for getting wayward dolphins back to sea."
CNN/AP 2008 July 3.

"Mars Lander's Next Bake Test Could Be Its Last."
ABC/AP 2008 July 2.

"That's hot: Heat wave temps to soar."
CNN/AP 2008 July 2.

Borenstein, Seth. "Space probes show solar system dented, not round."
Yahoo/AP 2008 July 2.

"NASA begins new type of astronomy."
UPI 2008 July 2.

"NASA plans two ISS spacewalks next week."
UPI 2008 July 2.

"New Horizons Team Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Charon’s Discovery."
NASA 2008 July 2.

Thomas, Mary. "Carnegie Museums trustees get new board chairman."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 July 2.

Carlisle, Camille M. "Regulus’s Secret Companion."
Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line 2008 July 1.

Courtland, Rachel. "Can the US get Beyond Einstein?"
New Scientist Magazine On-Line 2008 July 1.

"Planets Align for the 4th of July."
NASA 2008 July 1.

"Acid Rain Traces Support Meteor Theory For 1908 Tunguska Blast."
Space Daily 2008 July 1.

"Scientists set sights on invisibility cloaks."
CNN 2008 July 1.

"Dwindling penguins signal ocean woes."
CNN/AP 2008 July 1.

* Milstein, Michael. "Space Race II
Scientists worry that a contest to send robotic rovers
to the moon will threaten lunar landmarks."

Smithsonian Magazine 2008 June.

* "University of Arizona looks beyond Mars mission."
CNN 2008 June 30.

* Beatty, J. Kelly. "Tunguska: 100 Years and Counting."
Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line 2008 June 30.

* "The Tunguska Event--100 Years Later."
NASA 2008 June 30.

* Birch, Douglas. "Scientists: Nothing to fear from atom-smasher."
Yahoo/AP 2008 June 28.

* "100 Years of Space Rock: The Tunguska Impact."
NASA/JPL 2008 June 27.

* Halvorson, Todd. "NASA flies to fix up launch pad."
Florida Today, Melbourne FL 2008 June 27.

* Courtland, Rachel. "Weak solar cycle may keep more space junk in orbit."
New Scientist Magazine On-Line 2008 June 27.

* "SOHO discovers its 1500th comet."
European Space Agency 2008 June 27.

* Beatty, Kelly. "Cherry Springs Earns Dark-Sky Status."
Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line 2008 June 27.
Central Pennsylvania state park recognized as among
the darkest anywhere in the eastern U.S.A.

* McAvoy, Audrey. "Navy approves plan for sonar training off Hawaii."
Yahoo/AP 2008 June 27.

* "North Pole could be ice-free this summer, scientists say."
CNN 2008 June 27.

* "Mars lander finds soil 'friendly' to life."
CNN/AP 2008 June 26.

* "Ancient impact may explain Mars mystery."
CNN/AP 2008 June 25.

* Sinnott, Roger. "New Date for Caesar's British Invasion."
Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line 2008 June 25.

* Photos from STS-124 Space Shuttle Mission. 2008 June 24.

* Potter, Ned. "The Rocket NASA Won't Talk About."
Blog: ABC 2008 June 24.

* "NASA looks at systems for lunar outposts."
UPI 2008 June 24.

* "Clues from Homer classic help date 'Odyssey' slaughter."
CNN/AP 2008 June 24.
Experts use clues from star and sun positions cited by ancient Greek poet Homer.

* "Scientist: 'We're toast' if no action on global warming."
CNN/AP 2008 June 24.

* "Up close with the beautiful and the creepy-crawly."
CNN/AP 2008 June 24.
New "Audubon Insectarium" museum in New Oleans.

* "Phoenix Lander Prepares for Microscopy, Wet Chemistry on Mars."
NASA-JPL 2008 June 24.

* Stern, Alan. "Dwarf Planets Are Planets Too: Get Involved!"
Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line 2008 June 23.

* Bell, Trudy E. "Apollo Relic Reveals its Secrets."
NASA 2008 June 20.

* "Google launches new space race to the moon."
CNN 2008 June 20.

* "Mars lander finds bits of ice, scientists sayon."
CNN: Blog 2008 June 20.

* Amos, Jonathan. < "Key ocean mission goes into orbit." (Jason 2)
BBC 2008 June 20.

* "Jason 2 Satellite Launch."
iReport 2008 June 20.

* Kubota, Yoko. "Life in outer space? Astronomers hunt aliens."
MSNBC/Reuters 2008 June 20.

* Borenstein, Seth. "Floodwaters to widen 'dead zone' in Gulf of Mexico."
Yahoo/AP 2008 June 20.

* "NASA under pressure to extend space shuttle's life."
New Scientist Magazine On-Line 2008 June 19.

* "NASA and Disney Invite Kids to Explore Space With WALL-E."
The Earth Times 2008 June 18.

* "Toxic to aliens -- but key to health of planet."
EurekAlert! 2008 June 18.

* "Science books fetch astronomical prices."
MSNBC 2008 June 18.

* Courtland, Rachel. "New type of aurora spotted on Saturn."
New Scientist Magazine On-Line 2008 June 18.

* Bluestein, Greg. "Peanut probe part of NASA mission."
Philadelphia Inquirer/AP 2008 June 18.

* Cartillier, Jerome. "Jellyfish outbreaks a sign of nature out of sync."
Yahoo/AFP 2008 June 18.

* "White specks puzzle Mars team."
CNN/AP 2008 June 17.

* "Newly found planets make case for 'crowded universe.'"
CNN/AP 2008 June 17.

* Rabinowitz, Gavin. "Indian army wants military space program."
Yahoo/AP 2008 June 17.

* Fildes, Jonathan. "'Oldest' computer music unveiled."
BBC 2008 June 17.

* "Solstice Moon Illusion."
NASA 2008 June 16.

* "Dinosaur mummy holds many secrets."
CNN/AP 2008 June 16.

* Borenstein, Seth. "Astronomers find 'super Earths' circling a star."
Yahoo/AP 2008 June 16.

* Dunn, Marcia. "Telescope launched to scout out gamma rays."
Yahoo/AP 2008 June 11.

* Borenstein, Seth. "Astronomers name distant dwarf planets after Pluto."
Yahoo/AP 2008 June 11.

* "Shuttle begins journey back to Earth."
CNN/AP 2008 June 11.

* Falconi, Marta. "Single-horned 'Unicorn' deer is found in Italy."
Yahoo/AP 2008 June 11.

* "Ex-planet gets namesakes."
CNN/AP 2008 June 11.

* "'Get Smart' gadgets actually exist."
CNN/AP 2008 June 11.

* "Mars lander faces biggest challenge so far."
CNN/AP 2008 June 10.

* "NASA Plans to Visit the Sun."
NASA 2008 June 10.

* "Arecibo Joins Global Network to Create 6,000-Mile Telescope."
NewsWise 2008 June 10.

* Carlisle, Camille M. "Moonlets Perturb Saturn’s Ring."
Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line 2008 June 10.

* "Stars come out to support tiger initiative."
CNN 2008 June 9.

* Lozano, Juan A. "Shuttle astronauts prepare robot arm for first use."
Yahoo! News/AP 2008 June 7.

* Schwartz, John. "50 Years of NASA’s Home Movies."
The New York Times 2008 June 6.
Three-week series begins on June 8 on the Discovery Channel

* "Astronauts conduct second spacewalk."
CNN/AP 2008 June 5.

* Cohen, Elizabeth. "Your private health details may already be online."
CNN 2008 June 5.

* "Night vision goggle shortage sparks concern."
CNN/AP 2008 June 5.

* Pasachoff, Jay. "Solar Curveballs: Sun Puts a Twist on Its Pitches."
Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line 2008 June 5.

* Dalton, Brad. "Water on the Moon?"
Space.com 2008 June 5.

* Dunn, Marcia. "Astronauts fix broken toilet, open up Japanese lab."
Yahoo! News/AP 2008 June 4.

* Chang, Alicia. "Communications glitch delays Mars lander digging."
Yahoo! News/AP 2008 June 4.

* Overbye, Dennis. "Dark, Perhaps Forever."
The New York Times 2008 June 3.

* "Images: New red spot appears on Jupiter."
ZDNET.com 2008 May 23.

* Swan, Darryl. "County historical society drops executive director."
Portland Tribune, Portland OR 2008 May 22.

* Muir, Hazel. "Star self-destructs before astronomers' eyes."
New Scientist Magazine On-Line 2008 May 21.

* Than, Ker. "Sunlit space station to put on marathon sky show."
New Scientist Magazine On-Line 2008 May 21.

* "Russian supply ship docks at space station."
CTV, Canada/AP 2008 May 21.

* Sample, Ian. "Mars probe prepares for tricky touchdown."
Blog: The Guardian, London 2008 May 21.

* "The 10 greatest hits and misses on Mars."
MSNBC 2008 May 21.

* "Japan's Diet approves law on space use."
eviewweek.com 2008 May 21.

* "Planning a trip to the sun."
CNN 2008 May 21.

* "Rough Soyuz landing caused by mechanical error."
CNN/AP 2008 May 21.

* "90 Days in Bed for NASA's Human Guinea Pigs."
NPR 2008 May 21.

* "Biofuel 'home brewers' raid grease barrels."
CNN/AP 2008 May 21.

* "100 Explosions on the Moon."
NASA 2008 May 21.

* "US researchers find missing space matter in cosmic web."
Yahoo! News/AFP 2008 May 21.

* Kahn, Michael. "First dinosaur tracks found in Arabian Peninsula."
Yahoo! News/Reuters 2008 May 21.

* Fox, Maggie. "Missing matter no longer lost in space."
Yahoo! News/Reuters 2008 May 20.

* Orselli, Paul. "InterfaCE: An Art/Science Collaboration."
Blog: ExhibiTricks 2008 May 20.

* "Phoenix set to land on Mars." (May 25)
NASA 2008 May 13.

* David, Ariel. "Vatican: It's OK to believe in aliens."
Yahoo! News/AP 2008 May 13.

* Friedman, Matti. "Israel Museum puts Dead Sea scroll on rare display."
Yahoo! News/AP 2008 May 13.

* Muir, Hazel. "Volunteers asked to help find dead spacecraft on Mars."
New Scientist Magazine On-Line 2008 May 12.

* Hecht, Jeff. "Is Japan trying to militarise space?"
New Scientist Magazine On-Line 2008 May 12.

* "Microwave Zapping Kills Invasive Species Before The Invasion."
Science Daily 2008 May 12.

* "Colliding with nature's best-kept secrets."
CNN 2008 May 9.

* "Environmental deal sets aside L.A.-sized tract."
CNN/AP 2008 May 8.

* "Endangered parrots born in captivity reproduce in wild."
CNN/AP 2008 May 4.

* "NASA delays Hubble mission to fix shuttle fuel tanks."
CNN/AP 2008 May 1.

* "Russia probes Soyuz capsule's perilous re-entry."
CNN/AP 2008 April 23.

* "NASA extends Saturn mission."
CNN/AP 2008 April 17.

* Zhumatov, Shamil. "South Korea's first astronaut safe after rough landing."
ABC 2008 April 19.

* "NASA official envisions six-month stays on the moon ."
Yahoo! News 2008 April 18.

* "The Moon and the Magnetotail."
NASA 2008 April 17.

* "Maryland woman gives birth to rare quadruplets, 3 identical."
Yahoo! News 2008 April 17.

* "Edward Lorenz, father of chaos theory, dies."
Yahoo! News 2008 April 17.

* Rouvalis, Cristina. "New director of the Carnegie Museum of History faces
the challenge of keeping it competitive."

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 April 16.

* Flagstaff first International Dark Sky City - 50 years ago April 15
Astronomy Picture of the Day 2008 April 16.

* "NASA Extends Cassini's Grand Tour of Saturn."
NASA 2008 April 15.

* "Yankees to hold ceremonial first pitch from space."
Scientific American Magazine On-Line 2008 April 15.

* "Pioneer spacecraft mystery may be laid to rest."
New Scientist Magazine On-Line 2008 April 15.

* "California Has More Than 99% Chance Of A Big Earthquake WIthin 30 Years.*
Science Daily 2008 April 15.

* "Ancient Method, 'Black Gold Agriculture' May Revolutionize Farming,
Global Warming."

Science Daily 2008 April 15.

* "New NASA lunar institute opens its doors."
New Scientist Magazine On-Line 2008 April 14.

* "Radiation Risks For Astronauts On A Mission To Mars."
Science Daily 2008 April 14

* "Sea Salt Worsens Coastal Air Pollution."
Science Daily 2008 April 14

* "Black-hole pioneer John Wheeler dies at 96."
MSNBC/AP 2008 April 14.

* Piran, Tsvi. "Bohdan's Impact on Our Understanding of Gamma-ray Bursts."
arxiv.org 2008 April 13.


Huge Robot Exhibit To Prevent Display of Zeiss II Planetarium Projector

On 2008 April 9, Carnegie Science Center officials announced a new permanent
exhibit, "RoboWorld," will be installed in what was used as space for traveling exhibits
on the second floor of the Science Center. When completed, the exhibit "will be the
largest and most comprehensive robotics exhibit anywhere in the nation," said Science
Center Director Joanna Haas. The exhibit will include Carnegie Mellon University's
Robot Hall of Fame.

In 2002, Science Center officials had promised the City of Pittsburgh that some of this
second floor space, near the
Henry Buhl, Jr. Planetarium (now also known as the
Buhl Digital Dome)
, would be used for a "Final Frontier" exhibit, which would include
display of the historic Zeiss II Planetarium Projecctor,
the oldest, operable major planetarium projector in the world prior to its 2002
October dismantling. Also included in the "Final Frontier" exhibit was to be another original
Buhl Planetarium artifact, the large Mercator's Projection Map of the World, which was considered
the world's largest such map when first installed at the 1939-1940 World's Fair in
New York City.

The "Final Frontier" exhibit, which was not supposed to be dependent on the
proposed $90 million expansion project which was cancelled in May of 2003, has never
been developed. Nor has there been any word about the future of this proposed exhibit,
which was a major reason why the City of Pittsburgh permitted the Science Center to
remove the Zeiss II Planetarium Projecctor and the large
Mercator's Projection Map of the World from the original Buhl Planetarium building.
Now it seems this large, new, permanent robotics exhibit will preclude the ability to
install the "Final Frontier" exhibit next to the
Henry Buhl, Jr. Planetarium.

Friends of the Zeiss has always contended that the best place for the historic
Buhl Planetarium artifacts is the original Buhl Planetarium building, the only place
(due to custom-construction of the building) where the Zeiss II Planetarium Projecctor and the
10-inch Siderostat-type Refractor Telescope can be fully unitlized
to teach science to children visiting the Children's Museum.

* "Zeiss projector restoration."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2002 Dec. 30.
Regarding proposed "Final Frontier" exhibit.

* Walsh, Glenn A. "Science Center Space Lost for Display of Planetarium Artifacts."
Address. Pittsburgh City Council. 2008 April 29.
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version

* Walsh, Glenn A. "Science Center Space Lost for Display of Planetarium Artifacts."
Address. Board of Directors, Allegheny Regional Asset District. 2008 April 28.
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version

* Graham, Francis. " Science Center Space Lost for Display of Planetarium Artifacts."
Letter. To City and County Public Officials. 2008 April 24.

* "CMU'S ROBOT HALL OF FAME."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 April 19.
* Templeton,, David. "Robots coming to life in 2009 exhibit."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 April 10.
* Houser, Mark. "Roboworld could cement 'Burgh as robotics capital."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 April 10.
* Houser, Mark. "Robot exhibit coming to Carnegie Science Center."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2008 April 9.
* "Carnegie Science Center will open comprehensive robotics exhibition."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 April 7.
* Houser, Mark. "CMU at forefront in building thinking machines."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 April 6.
* "What is artificial intelligence?."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 April 6.
* "Will A.I. work lead to robots taking over the world?"
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 April 6.
* Houser, Mark. "Robots do a little networking."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 April 9.


* Morelle, Rebecca. "'Breakthrough' at Stonehenge dig."
BBC 2008 April 9.

* Webb, Jason. "Smallest planet outside solar system found."
Scientific American Magazine On-Line/Reuters 2008 April 9.

* Shiga, David. "Powerful laser is 'brightest light in the universe'."
New Scientist Magazine On-Line 2008 April 9.

* "Mobile T-Rays Ready To Go: Terahertz Device Offers Clear View Of Hidden Objects."
Science Daily 2008 April 9.

* "S. Korea's first astronaut blasts into space."
CNN/AP 2008 April 8.

* "Intel plans to tackle cosmic ray threat."
BBC 2008 April 8.

* "First Lungless Frog Discovered."
Science Daily 2008 April 8.

* "Prehistoric Cultures Were Hunting Whales At Least 3,000 Years Ago."
Science Daily 2008 April 8.

* "NOVA: Cracking the Maya Code"
To be aired on PBS (Pittsburgh: WQED-TV 13)
Tuesday, 2008 April 8, 8:00 p.m. EDST

* "Galileo legal process ticks over."
BBC 2008 April 7.
Regarding Galileo satellite-navigation system.

* "Navajo Nation likely to lose Internet service."
CNN/AP 2008 April 4.

* "Crescent Moon Alert."
NASA 2008 April 4.
Alert for evenings of April 6, 7, & 8.

* "CMU appoints new dean for College of Science."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 April 4.
* Schackner, Bill. "CMU names science dean."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2008 April 2.
New Dean, Fred Gilman, has been the Buhl Professor of Theoretical Physics since 1995.

* Jenniskens, P. "The Mother of All Meteor Storms."
Space.com 2008 April 3.

* "NASA goes low-tech to fix high-tech problem."
CNN/AP 2008 April 3.

* "Unmanned ship docks at space station."
CNN/AP 2008 April 3.

* "Back to pencil and paper for 2010 census."
CNN/AP 2008 April 3.

* "Cuneiform clay tablet translated for the first time
University of Bristol, England 2008 March 31.
Tablet describes possible asteroid impact at Kofels, Austria in 1323 BCE.

* "Huge Meteorite Impact Found In UK -- Britain's Largest."
Science Daily 2008 March 31.

* Walsh, Glenn A. Letters-to-the-Editor:
"About my views." (Last letter of six letters on web page)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 March 29.
Response to letter-to-the-editor personal attack,
regarding both Carnegie Library and Buhl Planetarium,
published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on 2008 January 1.
Original, more detailed response was e-mailed to the
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on 2008 January 5.

* Gutterman, Steve. "Moscow planetarium mired in dispute."
Yahoo! News/AP 2008 March 29.

* "Old Solar Cycle Returns."
NASA 2008 March 28.

* Linn, Virginia. "Center for Creative Play to close Monday."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2008 March 28.

* Lord, Rich. "Lights turned off tomorrow in global warming event."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2008 March 28.
" Earth Hour."

* "National Trust to classify sky above NSW."
The Age, Melbourne, Australia 2008 March 27.
To occur in conjunction with " Earth Hour."
Also see "Bay Street turning down the lights."

* Rosen, Jody. "Researchers Play Tune Recorded Before Edison."
The New York Times 2008 March 27.

* Minkel, JR. "Stern Steps Down as NASA Science Chief After Mars Budget Dustup."
Scientific American Magazine On-Line 2008 March 27.

* Gabrynowicz, Joanne Irene with the blog faculty.
"Haley Archive: Arthur C. Clarke August 1956 Letter on GPS, DBS, and more…"
Weblog: Res Communis 2008 March 27.

* "Crafty Tricks for Finding Moon Water."
NASA 2008 March 27.

* "Japan aims to launch paper plane in space."
CNN/AP 2008 March 27.

* "Space-tourism race starts to heat up."
CNN/AP 2008 March 26.

* "Fancy computers spell trouble for 2010 census."
CNN/AP 2008 March 26.

* "Shuttle makes night landing after 'two-week adventure'."
CNN/AP 2008 March 26.

* Klotz, Irene. "Space shuttle heads home to Florida."
Yahoo! News 2008 March 26.

* Woolls, Daniel. "Human ancestor fossil found in Europe."
Yahoo! News/AP 2008 March 26.

* "Shuttle crew prepares for landing."
CNN/AP 2008 March 25.

* Tytell, David. "Go See the Sun."
Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line 2008 March 25.
New sunspot group visible, when viewing the Sun SAFELY.

* "The Arthur C. Clarke Gamma Ray Burst."
Slashdot.org 2008 March 25.

* "NASA Deputy Administrator and Missouri Lt. Gov. Discuss
Benefits of Space Exploration at St. Louis Future Forum ."

NASA 2008 March 25.

* "Huge Antarctic ice chunk collapses."
CNN/AP 2008 March 25.

* "Chemists Find New Important Contributor To Urban Smog."
Science Daily 2008 March 25.

* "'Suspended Animation' Induced In Mice With Sewer Gas: Effects Are Reversible."
Science Daily 2008 March 25.

* "Allegheny Observatory to offer tours, lectures."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 March 24.

* "Mixed signals from NASA about fate of Mars rover."
CNN/AP 2008 March 24.

* Rehmeyer, Julie J. "Sacred Geometry."
Science News Magazine Online 2008 March 22.

* Orselli, Paul. "Green Exhibit Design: An Interview with Tim McNeil."
Weblog: ExhibiTricks 2008 March 22.

* "Naked-eye Gamma Ray Burst."
NASA 2008 March 21.

* "Spring is Aurora Season."
NASA 2008 March 20.

* Beatty, Kelly. "What's Up with Titan's Spin?"
Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line 2008 March 20.

* "Astronauts testing emergency repairs."
CNN/AP 2008 March 20.

* Mosher, Dave. "Scientists discover signs of ancient life on Mars."
MSNBC/Space.com 2008 March 20.

* "NASA Mission Finds New Clues to Guide the Search for Life on Mars."
NASA/JPL 2008 March 20.

* "Mars, Earth And Moon From 'Unique Planetary Nursery'."
Science Daily 2008 March 20.

* "Skulls Of Modern Humans And Ancient Neanderthals Evolved
Differently Because Of Chance, Not Natural Selection."

Science Daily 2008 March 20.

* Goudarzi, Sara. "Methane Detected on Distant Planet for First Time."
National Geographic Magazine On-Line 2008 March 19.

* Dunn, Marcia. "Robot moved to perch outside NASA lab."
Boston Globe/AP 2008 March 19.

* "Italian Spots New Asteroid, Boattini's discovery closest rock to the Sun."
www.ansa.it 2008 March 19.

* Hidalgo Whitesides, Loretta. "Astronaut David Low Dies at Age 52."
Wired Magazine On-Line 2008 March 19.
Space Shuttle astronaut, native of Cleveland, dies of colon cancer.

* Zabarenko, Deborah. "Thickest, oldest Arctic ice melting, NASA finds."
The Globe and Mail, Toronto/Reuters 2008 March 19.

* Mick, Jason. Blog: "NASA Study: 15% Of America's Air Pollution Is From Asia."
Daily Tech 2008 March 19.

* "NASA Statement on the Death of Arthur C. Clarke."
PR Newswire 2008 March 19.

* "Obituary: Sir Arthur C Clarke."
BBC 2008 March 19.

* Goldman, Stuart. "Comet Hale-Bopp Still Lives."
Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line 2008 March 19.
Thomas Bopp, co-discoverer of Comet Hale-Bopp,
was inspired by visits to Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium.

* "Gravity Waves Make Tornados."
NASA 2008 March 19.

* "The Vanishing Rings of Saturn."
NASA 2008 March 18.

* "Astronauts outfit robot with tool belt, cameras."
CNN/AP 2008 March 18.

* "Mummified dinosaur unearthed in North Dakota."
CNN/AP 2008 March 18.

* Heinrichs, Allison M. "Approaching 'high fire' thrills astronomers."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 March 18.

* "Lab workers casting telescope mirror for Pitt, CMU."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 March 17.

* Hamilton, Tyler. "Bay Street turning down the lights."
Toronto Star 2008 March 15.
Also see "Lights turned off tomorrow in global warming event."

* "Russian rocket fails to take US satellite into planned orbit."
Yahoo! News/AFP 2008 March 15.

* "Carnegie Science Center picks new chairman."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line/AP 2008 March 13.

* "Cassini testing for water on one of Saturn's moons."
CNN/AP 2008 March 12.

* "Shuttle crew checks for damage."
CNN/AP 2008 March 12.

* "Vietnam to launch first satellite."
CNN/AP 2008 March 12.

* "Women Drivers on Mars."
NASA 2008 March 12.

* "Signs of Brain Surgery Found in Ancient Greek Skull."
FOX News 2008 March 12.

* Chang, Alicia. "Cassini to Go Through Saturn Moon Plumes."
KYW-AM Newsradio 1060 Philadelphia/AP 2008 March 11.

* Dunn, Marcia. "Space Shuttle Endeavour Blasts Off."
Washington Post/AP 2008 March 11.

* Ray, C. Claiborne. "The Planet Club."
The New York Times 2008 March 11.

* "Woman to Be S.Korea's First Astronaut."
english.chosun.com 2008 March 11.

* "Endeavour crew set to lift off, assemble robot."
CNN/AP 2008 March 10.

* "NASA Selects Scientists and Investigations for Robotic Moon Mission."
NASA 2008 March 10.

* Tytell, David. "Large Binocular Telescope Sees First "Bino" Light."
Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line 2008 March 10.

* "'Quantum Logic Clock' Rivals Mercury Ion As World's Most Accurate Clock."
Science Daily 2008 March 10.

* "Finally, The 'Planet' In Planetary Nebulae?"
Science Daily 2008 March 10.

* "Colorful Idea Sparks Renewable Electricity From Painting Solar Cells."
Science Daily 2008 March 10.

* "Europe's rocket launches to space."
CNN/AP 2008 March 9.

* "Astronomers Capture Rare Video Of Meteor Falling To Earth; Hunt For Meteorite."
Science Daily 2008 March 8.

* Dunn, Marcia. "Astronauts will assemble robot in space."
Yahoo! News/AP 2008 March 8.

* Malik, Tariq. "Europe's 'Jules Verne' Cargo Ship to Launch Tonight."
Yahoo! News/Space.com 2008 March 8.

* Harwood, William. "NASA set to begin counting down for Endeavour launch."
SpaceflightNow.com/CBS 2008 March 7.

* "Dark Halos Discovered on Mercury."
NASA 2008 March 7.

* "Alpha Centauri Should Harbor Detectable, Earth-like Planets."
Science Daily 2008 March 7.

* Gefter, Amanda. "Dark energy may just be a cosmic illusion,"
New Scientist Magazine On-Line 2008 March 7.

* "Scientists spot white killer whale off Alaska."
CNN/AP 2008 March 7.

* "Satellite shows Saturn moon might have rings."
CNN/AP 2008 March 6.

* "Saturn's Moon Rhea Also May Have Rings."
NASA 2008 March 6.

* "Auroras in Broad Daylight."
NASA 2008 March 6.

* "World's largest optical telescope operating in Arizona, 1st images released."
technology.sympatico.msn.ca 2008 March 6.

* "Possibly Once-habitable Ancient Martian Lake Discovered."
Science Daily 2008 March 6.

* "Mars And Venus Are Surprisingly Similar."
Science Daily 2008 March 6.

* "Linus Pauling Honored with USPS Stamp."
Caltech Today 2008 March 6.

* Trujillo, Melissa. "1888 photo depicts Helen Keller, teacher."
Yahoo! News/AP 2008 March 6.

* Duff, Mark. "Italy row over Galileo's remains."
BBC 2008 March 5.

* "World's first six-legged octopus discovered."
CNN 2008 March 4.

* "Avalanches on Mars."
NASA 2008 March 3.

* Kalsnes, Lynette. "Legislation Hits Field Trips."
WBEZ-FM Chicago Public Radio 2008 March 3.

* Overbye, Dennis. "Please Call Earth. We Still Haven’t Found You."
The New York Times 2008 March 2.

* Kamenev, Marina. "No Stars in Their Eyes, Moscow Planetarium is under threat."
The Moscow Times 2008 Feb. 29.

* "A brief history of Hawking."
PhysicsWorld.com 2008 Feb. 29.

* Hasegawa, Kyoko. "Japanese scientists eye new planet" in our Solar System.
Yahoo! News/Agence France Presse 2008 Feb. 28.

* Hsu, Jeremy. "NASA plans to smash spacecraft into the moon."
MSNBC/Space.com 2008 Feb. 27.

* "Treasure hunters dig for Hitler's gold."
CNN 2008 Feb. 27.

* "Bats Use Magnetic Substance As Internal Compass To Help Them Navigate."
Science Daily 2008 Feb. 27.

* "'Doomsday' seed vault opens in Norway."
CNN 2008 Feb. 26.

* "Storms, shifting sands give Oregon new look at history."
CNN/AP 2008 Feb. 26.

* "Studies Warn Of Mercury Risk In Energy-Saving Bulbs."
WCVB-TV 5 Boston 2008 Feb. 26.

* "How the atmospheres of Mars and Venus are affected by carbon monoxide."
SpaceRef.com 2008 Feb. 26.

* NASA Space Shuttle Atlantis Mission STS 122 Updates Click Here --
Mission STS 122 commanded by Pittsburgh-area native Stephen N. Frick, who was inspired by
Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science.

* 2008 Feb. - Recent News of Controversy Regarding "Bodies...the Exhibition"
at The Carnegie Science Center,

Including claims of use of bodies of Chinese political prisoners
by the ABC-TV news show "20/20."

* Taylor, G. Jeffrey. "Compositional Balancing Before Moon Formation."
Abstract. Planetary Science Research Discoveries 2008 Feb. 22.

* Didebulidze, G.G., G. Sh. Javakhishvili, M. A. Marsagishvili, M. Todua.
"About the annual distribution of magnetically disturbed cloudless
days and nights over Abastumani (41.75N, 42.82E)."

Abstract. Planetary Science Research Discoveries 2008 Feb. 22.

* Heinrichs, Allison M. "CMU in race to put rover on the moon."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Feb. 22.

* "Ulysses Mission On Sun And Stars Coming To A Cold Quiet End."
Science Daily 2008 Feb. 22.

* Kolbay, Brendan. "Satellites spot lost Maya temples."
MSNBC 2008 Feb. 21.

* "Do They Make Barf Bags For Fish?"
CBS/AP 2008 Feb. 21.

* Dunn, Marcia. "NASA savors Atlantis' return from 13-day mission."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/AP 2008 Feb. 21.

* "Navy missile hits dying spy satellite on first attempt."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/AP 2008 Feb. 21.

* Burns, Robert. "Missile Hits Dying US Spy Satellite."
Washington Post/AP 2008 Feb. 21.

* Anderson, Chris. "Dreadful Science Fair Exhibits."
Wired Magazine Blog 2008 Feb. 20.

* "Who's Orbiting the Moon?"
NASA 2008 Feb. 20.

* Overbye, Dennis. "Long Nights, 90 Below. What More Could Astronomers Want?"
The New York Times 2008 Feb. 19.

* "GLOBE at Night 2008 Builds Wider Networks as Big Step Toward IYA 2009."
National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2008 Feb. 18.

* Day, Dwayne A. "Spysat down!"
The Space Review 2008 Feb. 18.

* Rothstein, Edward. "Planetarium Review, Looking at the Stars From Angles Old and New."
The New York Times 2008 Feb. 16.
Regarding Adler Planetarium, Chicago.

* McCoy, Adrian. "Science center laser shows now high-def."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Feb. 15.
Regarding $500,000 upgrade to laser-light concerts and
$206,000 upgrade to Observatory and Planetarium lobby (not
including display of Zeiss II Planetarium Projector or large
Mercator's Projection Map of the World!).

* Potter, Ned. "U.S. to Shoot Down Its Own Spy Satellite."
ABC 2008 Feb. 14.

* Roos, Matts. "Expansion of the Universe - Standard Big Bang Model."
arxiv.org 2008 Feb. 14.

* Keys, David. "Giant Mound Is Like an Underground Stonehenge."
Discover Magazine On-Line 2008 Feb. 13.

* "Total Lunar Eclipse." Wednesday Evening, February 20
NASA 2008 Feb. 13.

* Ju, Anne. "Proposed Carl Sagan commemorative stamps unveiled at Ithaca Sciencenter."
Cornell University Chronicle 2008 Feb. 12.

* Schwartz, John. "Robert Jastrow, Who Made Space Understandable, Dies at 82."
The New York Times 2008 Feb. 12.

* Rincon, Paul. "Astronomers given Gemini reprieve."
BBC 2008 Feb. 12.

* Popescu, Roxana. "No Child Outside the Classroom."
Newsweek Magazine 2008 Feb. 11.

* WQED-TV 13 TUESDAY, FEBRURARY 12, 2008, 8:00 p.m. --
NOVA: "Astrospies."
PBS 2008 Feb. 8.

* Carey, John. "Making Science a Presidential Priority."
Business Week Magazine 2008 Feb. 8.

* Space Shuttle Atlantis Launched 2008 Feb. 7, 2:45:31 p.m. EST,
commanded by Pittsburgh-area native Stephen N. Frick, who was inspired by
Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science --
** Zapadka, Pete. "Space shuttle commanded by Richland grad lifts off."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2008 Feb. 7.
** "NASA was anxious to get Atlantis flying."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/AP 2008 Feb. 8.

* Space Shuttle Atlantis Launched 2008 Feb. 7, 2:45:31 p.m. EST,
commanded by Pittsburgh-area native Stephen N. Frick, who was inspired by
Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science --
** Zapadka, Pete. "Space shuttle commanded by Richland grad lifts off."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2008 Feb. 7.
** "Shuttle Atlantis blasts off after lengthy delay."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line/AP 2008 Feb. 7.

* "Extremophile Hunt Begins."
NASA 2008 Feb. 7.

* Templeton, David. "CMU moon rover team attracts Mars landing veteran."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Feb. 5.

* Smydo, Joe. "City considering sci-tech school at science center."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Feb. 5.

* Bowman, Michael. "NASA: Bad Weather Could Delay Shuttle Launch."
Voice of America 2008 Feb. 5.

* Klotz, Irene. "NASA optimistic about Thursday shuttle liftoff."
MSNBC/Reuters 2008 Feb. 5.

* "Bigelow, Lockheed Martin in rocket talks."
CNN/AP 2008 Feb. 5.

* "Communing without nature."
CNN/AP 2008 Feb. 5.

* "Astronomers vie to make biggest telescope."
CNN/AP 2008 Feb. 4.
Correction

* Noble Howe, Thomas. "A New Way Forward for U.S. Museums."
Weblog: safecorner.savingantiquities.org 2008 Feb. 4.

* "Phil sees shadow in front of record crowd."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line/AP 2008 Feb. 2.
Pennsylvania Groundhog, "Punxsutawney Phil," predicts 6 more weeks of Winter,
part of German custom during the traditional Astronomical Cross-Quarter Day of Candlemas.

* Dunn, Marcia. "Columbia shuttle disaster marked, NASA honors 7 on 5th anniversary."
Boston Globe/AP 2008 Feb. 2.

* "Nova Finding Challenges Thinking On Powerful Stellar Explosions ."
Science Daily 2008 Feb. 2.

* Beatty, Kelly. "Mercury's "Better Half."
Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line/AP 2008 Feb. 1.

* "NASA to beam Beatles song to North Star."
CNN/AP 2008 Feb. 1.

* "U.S. stance on climate change shifting, conference delegates say."
CNN/AP 2008 Feb. 1.

* "Celebrity chicken lays green eggs."
BBC 2008 Jan. 30.
( History of Buhl Planetarium's Chick-Hatching Exhibit)

* "Venus and Jupiter Converge!"
NASA Science News 2008 Jan. 29.

* "Asteroid makes close Earth pass
An asteroid some 250m (600ft) across has swept past the Earth."

BBC 2008 Jan. 29.

* Major Holmes, Sue. "Researcher: Asteroid that hit Russia a hundred years ago
was smaller than once thought."

Macroworldinvestor.com 2008 Jan. 29.

* " Sedentary Lifestyles Associated With Accelerated Aging Process."
Science Daily 2008 Jan. 29.

* Beatty, Kelly. "A Stardust-Free Comet."
Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line 2008 Jan. 28.

* Sullivan, Eileen. "Broken satellite falling from orbit."
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/AP 2008 Jan. 27.

* Amos, Jonathan. "Skies dim for British astronomers."
BBC 2008 Jan. 26.

* Brumfiel, Geoff. "SpaceShip Two unveiled."
Nature Journal On-Line 2008 Jan. 25.

* Shaughnessy, Larry. "Double amputee walks again due to Bluetooth."
CNN 2008 Jan. 25.

* "NASA: Mars 'Humanoid Figure' Is Tiny Wind-Blown Rock."
FOX News 2008 Jan. 25.

* Flanders, Tony. "Here Comes Asteroid 2007 TU24."
Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line 2008 Jan. 25.

* "NASA Scientists Get First Images of Earth Flyby Asteroid."
NASA/JPL 2008 Jan. 25.

* McKee, Maggie. "Largest asteroid to come near Earth in 22 years."
New Scientist Magazine On-Line 2008 Jan. 24.

* "Survey: No astronaut ever seen drunk on launch day."
CNN 2008 Jan. 23.

* Fienberg, Rick. "Telescope Truce."
Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line 2008 Jan. 23.

* "Biofuels may threaten environment, U.N. warns."
CNN/AP 2008 Jan. 23.

* "Mercury Flyby Sets Stage for New Discoveries."
NASA 2008 Jan. 21.

* Borenstein, Seth. "NASA moon rocket may shake too much."
Yahoo! News/AP 2008 Jan. 19.

* "Math Models Snowflakes In Extraordinary Detail."
Science Daily 2008 Jan. 18.

* "Transparent toaster invented."
Ananova.com 2008 Jan. 18

* Moskowitz, Clara. "New Contact Lenses Go Bionic."
LiveScience.com 2008 Jan. 18.

* "International Workshop 60 years of Casimir effect."
PhysicsWorld.com 2008 Jan.

* Roylance, Frank D. "Mercury, twice in a lifetime,
A scientist from the '70s mission gets a better look."
The Sun, Baltimore 2008 Jan. 18.

* Hsu, Jeremy. "Moonwalker Film to Raise Funds for Apollo Memorial."
Space.com 2008 Jan. 18.

* News Release: "Public Invited to Celebrate Anniversary of Explorer 1."
NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory 2008 Jan. 17.

* "High school students discover asteroid."
NewsDaily.com 2008 Jan. 17.

* "Radical New Lab Fights Disease using Satellites."
NASA. 2008 Jan. 16.

* Highfield, Roger. "How to live forever."
:The Telegraph, London 2008 Jan. 14.

* "Ulysses Flyby of the Sun's North Pole."
NASA. 2008 Jan. 14.

* Brown, Angela K. "Dozens in Texas town report seeing UFO."
Yahoo! News. 2008 Jan. 14.

* LATE Wednesday Night/EARLY Thursday Morning, January 16-17, 2008 -
Former Buhl Planetarium Curator James J. Mullaney will be interviewed
on the nationally-syndicated, overnight radio program, Coast to Coast AM
LATE Wednesday Night/EARLY Thursday Morning, January 16-17, 2008,
which begins at 1:00 a.m. EST (interview will probably occur 2:00 to 5:00 a.m.).
In Pittsburgh, the interview can be heard on WPGB-FM 104.7 MHZ and WPTT-AM 1360 KHZ.
Additionally, you can scan the AM radio dial at night and find the program on numerous
out-of-town AM radio stations from cities such as Charlotte, Richmond, Cleveland
Des Moines, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Albany, Louisville, and Youngstown.
More Details.

* "ISS changes orbit for spacecraft docking.'
Earthtimes.org 2008 Jan. 12.

* Templeton, David. Pitt, CMU to help develop largest survey telescope
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Jan. 12.

* "Asteroid probably won't hit Mars, scientists say."
CNN/AP 2008 Jan. 11.

* Schilling, Govert. The mystery of Planet X
New Scientist Magazine On-Line 2008 Jan. 11.

* "Sciencedebate2008
A Call for a Presidential Debate on Science and Technology"

Sciencedebate2008 2008 Jan. 11.

* 2009 - 400th Anniversary of Astronomical Telescope
and The International Year of Astronomy 2009

* Dunn, Marcia. NASA aims for February shuttle launch
The Boston Globe/AP 2008 Jan. 11.

* Deutsch, Linda. Court nixes NASA background checks
The Boston Globe/AP 2008 Jan. 11.

* Pyle, Richard. "NYC Cloning Historical Trees for Future."
PhysOrg.com 2008 Jan. 11.

* Fienberg, Rick. "Stars in the Middle of Nowhere."
Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line 2008 Jan. 10.

* LEMONICK, MICHAEL D. "Did Insects Kill the Dinosaurs?."
Time Magazine On-Line 2008 Jan. 10.

* "Solar Cycle 24 Begins."
NASA Science News 2008 Jan. 10.

* Heinrichs, Allison M. "CMU joins super-telescope team."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Jan. 9: 1.

* News Release: "Mrs. Laura Bush to Present Top Library and Museum Awards
at January 14th White House Ceremony."

Institute of Museum and Library Services 2008 Jan. 9.

* "Nova: Absolute Zero
The Story of the Harnessing of Cold and the Race
to Reach the Lowest Temperature Possible"--Airs 2008 Jan. 8 to 15.

Public Broadcasting Service 2008 Jan. 8.

* Hand, Eric. "Heading for Mercury."
Nature Magazine On-Line 2008 Jan. 8.

* Edwards, Steven. "Russian academic claims lead in race to Mars."
CanWest News Service 2008 Jan. 8.

* Shiga, David. "Upgraded Hubble telescope to be 90 times as powerful."
NewScientist.com news service 2008 Jan. 8.

* Kinoshita, Laura. "New Risk to Earth Found in Supernova Explosions."
LiveScience.com 2008 Jan. 8.

* Loft, Kurt. "Astronomer Taught Students To Reach For The Stars."
The Tampa Tribune 2008 Jan. 8.

* Lawrie, Alan and Pearlman, Robert.
"How Tennis Shoes and Tug-of-War Toppled the Mighty Saturn V."
Space.com/CollectSpace 2008 Jan. 7.

* "China set to launch manned space mission in 2008."
Russian Information Agency Novosti 2008 Jan. 7

* Mckee, Maggie. "'Maverick' sunspot heralds new solar cycle."
NewScientist.com 2008 Jan. 7.

* "Polaroid back to its roots with tiny printer.'
CNN/AP 2008 Jan. 7.

* Full-Dome Video Upgrade for Planetarium at
Swedish Museum of Natural History

Global Immersion Company, West Sussex, UK 2008 Jan. 7

* Taylor, G. J. "Chips Off an Old Lava Flow."
Planetary Science Research Discoveries 2007 December.

* Orselli, Paul. "Sustainable Museums. What happened to COSI Toledo?"
exhibitricks.blogspot.com 2008 Jan. 5.

* "More delays for shuttle Atlantis."
CNN/AP 2008 Jan. 4.

* Shiga, David. "Possible Mars impact highlights risk to Earth."
NewScientist.com 2008 Jan. 4.

* "Stardust shows comet formed close to sun."
UPI 2008 Jan. 4.

* Rotstein, Arthur H. "Microsoft Bigwigs Donate to Telescope."
Sci-TechToday.com 2008 Jan. 4.

* Curet, Monique. "Wendy's throws in the towel Downtown" (Columbus, Ohio)
The Columbus Dispatch 2008 Jan. 4.
First Wendy's restaurant, also located in Downtown Columbus across the street from
original site of the Center of Science and Industry, closed in early 2007.
Also see 2007 articles.

* Mortice, Zach and Ostroff, Tracy. "2008 Honor Awards for Architecture."
AIArchitect On-Line 2008 Jan. 4.

* Future of Vatican Observatory disputed:
Glatz, Carol. "Vatican astronomers to move to bigger, more modern facilities."
Catholic News Service 2007 Dec. 21.
Popham, Peter. "Science bows to theology as the Pope dismantles Vatican observatory."
The Independent, London 2008 Jan. 4.

* Nordgren, Tyler. "Stars Above, Earth Below
Astronomy and Space Exploration in America's National Parks."

The Planetary Society 2008 Jan. 3.

* "SpaceDev to Develop Payload for International Lunar Observatory." SpaceRef.com 2008 Jan. 2.

* "Time Enough for Planet Formation."
Scientific American Magazine On-Line 2008 Jan. 2.

* "SETI@home ramps up to analyze more data in search of extraterrestrial intelligence."
PHYSORG.COM 2008 Jan. 2.

* "Lack Of Deep Sleep May Increase Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes."
ScienceDaily.com 2008 Jan. 2.

* 2007 Dec. 31 - CNN/AP:
Study: Web generation heaviest users of public libraries

* 2007 Dec. 28 - NASA:
SERVIR: NASA lends a hand in Central America

* 2007 Dec. 27 - NASA-JPL:
Countdown to Launch of Jet Propulsion Lab Rose Parade Float
History of Explorer 1 - Beginning of U.S. Space Exploration

* "Postal Service Previews 2008 Stamps, Diverse Subjects Offer Broad Appeal."
U.S. Postal Service 2007 Dec. 27.
Includes commemorative stamp of Astronomer Edwin Hubble.

* 2007 Dec. 26 - Yahoo! Tech News/AP:
Book argues that Bell stole phone idea

* 2007 Dec. 21 - NASA:
Asteroid Threatens to Hit Mars

* 2007 Dec. 21 - CNN/AP:
Astronomers: Asteroid could hit Mars in January

* 2007 Dec. 21 - CNN/AP:
Astronaut mourns his mom from orbit

* 2007 Dec. 21 - Chicago Tribune On-Line:
Tape of astronaut to be shown at Lombard memorial service for his mom
By Gerry Smith

* 2007 Dec. 21 - MSNBC/AP:
Conflict of interest causes NASA Mars delay
Agency postpones mission from 2011 to 2013

By Seth Borenstein

* 2007 Dec. 21 - The Discovery Channel:
Hubble's Last Hurrah
By Irene Klotz, Discovery News

* 2007 Dec. 20 - NASA:
Christmas Eve Sky Show

* 2007 Dec. 20 - International Astronomical Union (IAU):
The United Nations declares 2009 the International Year of Astronomy

* 2007 Dec. 19 - The New York Times:
At 71, Physics Professor Is a Web Star
By SARA RIMER

* 2007 Dec. 19 - CNN/AP:
Shuttle problem linked to bad connector

* 2007 Dec. 19 - Science Daily:
Supercomputers Offer New Explanation Of Tunguska Disaster

* 2007 Dec. 17 - PhysicsWorld.com:
In praise of Lord Kelvin who died 100 years ago Dec. 17

* 2007 Dec. 14 - NASA:
Is a New Solar Cycle Beginning?

* 2007 Dec. 13 - Russian IT Review (C-News):
One of NASA lost archive to be found

* 2007 Dec. 12 - New Scientist Magazine On-Line:
Year's best meteor shower set to dazzle Dec. 13 & 14
By David Shiga

* 2007 Dec. 12 - Lunar Photo of the Day (LPOD):
NOT THE DARK SIDE
From China National Space Administration's Chang’e Space Probe

* 2007 Dec. 12 - Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line:
A Big Step Toward a Big Telescope
By Kelly Beatty

* 2007 Dec. 12 - Los Angeles Times:
There may be life yet in Mars rovers
Even as scientists predict a rough winter for the aging vehicles, Spirit's
uncovering of soil deposits points to the planet's potential for habitability.

By John Johnson Jr.

* 2007 Dec. 12 - CNN/AP:
NASA to fill shuttle fuel tank

* 2007 Dec. 12 - Science Daily:
Hazy Red Sunset On Extrasolar Planet

* 2007 Dec. 12 - China View:
China foresees arduous future tasks in space probe

* 2007 Dec. 12 - Science Daily:
Massive Dinosaur Discovered In Antarctica Sheds Light On Life,
Distribution Of Sauropodomorphs

* 2007 Dec. 12 - CNN/AP:
Foggy San Francisco has ambitious solar plan for electricity

* 2007 Dec. 12 - CNN/AP:
Rule will force NYC taxis to go green

* 2007 Dec. 11 - New Scientist Magazine On-Line:
'Twilight zones' on scorched planets could support life
By Ker Than

* 2007 Dec. 11 - NASA:
NASA Spacecraft Make New Discoveries about Northern Lights

* 2007 Dec. 11 - Reuters:
On Mars, springtime means gushing gas geysers

* 2007 Dec. 11 - CNN/AP:
Voyager 2 discovers solar system is bent

* 2007 Dec. 9 - Voice of America (America's shortwave radio station):
Space Shuttle Launch Delayed Until January 2

* 2007 Dec. 9 - NEWS RELEASE:
Fate of 1st Carnegie Library to be Debated at North Side
Neighborhood Public Hearing, Sponsored by City Council
Tue. Dec. 18, 5 p.m. at New Hazlett Theater, North Side

Next-door to original Buhl Planetarium.

* 2007 Nov. 28 - FOX News/Space.com:
Study: Still a Chance Asteroid May Hit Earth in 2036

* 2007 Nov. 28 - YAHOO! News:
NASA reveals crystal clear map of Antarctica

* 2007 Nov. 28 - Science Daily:
Einstein's Biggest Blunder?
Dark Matter May Be Consistent With Cosmological Constant

* 2007 Nov. 28 - Science Daily:
Voyager 2 Spacecraft Set to Reach Space Milestone

* 2007 Nov. 28 - CNN/AP:
Venus also zapped by lightning

* 2007 Nov. 28 - CNN/AP:
Man killed after phone explosion

* 2007 Nov. 28 - NASA:
Chandra Discovers a Cosmic Cannonball

* 2007 Nov. 28 - CNN/AP:
Nazi archives finally made public

* 2007 November - Planetary Science Research Discoveries:
Getting to Know Vesta
--- Scientists are primed with geochemical data from HED meteorites
for Dawn's encounter with asteroid 4 Vesta.

Written by Linda M. V. Martel, Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology

* 2007 Nov. 25 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/AP On-Line:
Revolutionary War remnant pulled from Delaware River

* 2007 Nov. 25 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
In 250 years, Pittsburgh has reinvented itself many times
By Craig Smith

* 2007 Nov. 23 - NASA:
Watch Out for Flying Moondust

* 2007 Nov. 21 - NASA:
Mars Doubles in Brightness

* 2007 Nov. 20 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line:
Astronaut from Richland to command shuttle flight
Pittsburgh-area astronaut, Stephen Frick, has Dec. 6 launch date.

* 2007 Nov. 19 - NASA:
Bargain Basement Satellites

* 2007 Nov. 15 - Discover Magazine On-Line:
Did a Comet Cause the Great Flood?
The universal human myth may be the first example of disaster reporting.

by Scott Carney

* 2007 Nov. 16 - Washington Post:
Scientists Fault Climate Exhibit Changes
Smithsonian Head Denies Politics Altered Arctic Show Message

By James V. Grimaldi and Jacqueline Trescott

* 2007 Nov. 15 - NASA:
Moon Rocket Parachute Tests a Success

* 2007 Nov. 9 - Softpedia.com:
NASA Exposes Mankind to Total Annihilation - Near Earth Objects

* 2007 Nov. 9 - AP:
Two Astronauts Take Spacewalk at Station
By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer

* 2007 Nov. 9 - CNN/AP:
Oil spill could threaten S.F. Bay wildlife for years

* 2007 Nov. 9 - Boston Globe On-Line:
Russia to create new spacecraft: Roskosmos chief

* 2007 Nov. 9 - NASA:
In the Blink of a Hurricane's Eye

* 2007 Nov. 8 - Houston Chronicle On-Line:
Bush helps Cornyn, meets astronauts in Houston
By JULIE MASON

* 2007 Nov. 8 - USA Today On-Line:
No rest for NASA: To-do list grows
By Traci Watson

* 2007 Nov. 8 - UPI:
NASA to build new White Sands test pad

* 2007 Nov. 8 - BBC:
Clue to cosmic rays discovered
Black holes are the most likely source of the mysterious ultra high-energy
cosmic rays that bombard the planet, scientists have discovered.

* 2007 Nov. 8 - MSNBC/Space.com:
'Hot-Jupiters' orbit much closer to their stars than Earth does the sun
By Ker Than

* 2007 Nov. 8 - CNN/AP:
Magma pushing up ground in Yellowstone

* 2007 Nov. 7 - CNN/AP:
Discovery lands after challenging mission

* 2007 Nov. 3 - CNN/AP:
Space crew fixes solar wing

* 2007 Nov. 2 - NASA:
A Fantastic Monday Morning Sky Show, 2007 November 5 !

* 2007 Nov. 2 - Sky and Telescope Magazine:
In the Fires' Wake
The wildfires that ravaged Southern California in late October threatened —
but did not damage — some important astronomical facilities.

By Kelly Beatty

* 2007 Nov. 2 - Washington Post:
Librarians Say Surveillance Bills Lack Adequate Oversight
By Ellen Nakashima

Links to Info on Naked-Eye Comet Holmes - 2007 November

< http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/home/10775326.html >
< http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/home/10862521.html >
< http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7070108.stm >
< http://news.webindia123.com/news/articles/Science/20071104/813062.html >
< http://www.earthfiles.com/news.php?ID=1340&category=Science >

* 2007 Oct. 30 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Tennis clubs lobby to stop RAD funds to save clay courts
By Bill Zlatos

* 2007 Oct. 30 - CNN/AP:
NASA wrestles ripped solar panel

* 2007 Oct. 29 - CNN/AP:
Cow-killing meteorite sells for $1,554


* 2007 Oct. 29 - Letter to Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato,
from Glenn A. Walsh, asking reconsideration of complete transfer of legal
title from County of Allegheny to Heinz History Center, of historic
Abraham Lincoln artifacts.
Includes information regarding City of
Pittsburgh's retention of legal title over historic Buhl Planetarium
artifacts, while loaning artifacts to The Carnegie Science Center.

* 2007 Oct. 23 - Public Statement:
ABRAHAM LINCOLN ARTIFACTS:
SEMI-PERMANENT LOAN
NOT
OWNERSHIP TRANSFER

Written statement of Glenn A. Walsh to members of Allegheny County Council.

* 2007 Oct. 25 - Results of the KQV-AM 1410 News Radio Phone Poll
Do you support the county donating Lincoln’s artifacts to the Heinz History Center?
Internet Results
Yes: 310....33%
No: 623....67%
Total: 933...100%
Phone Results
Yes: 138....23%
No: 458....77%
Total: 596...100%

* 2007 Oct. 24 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Lincoln's furniture center of debate
By Karamagi Rujumba

* 2007 Oct. 24 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Allegheny County hands over Lincoln bed
By Justin Vellucci


* 2007 Oct. 26 - MSNBC/AP:
NASA to search files on '65 UFO incident
Government agency fought the move in federal court

UFO incident occurred in suburban Pittsburgh.

* 2007 Oct. 26 - CNN/AP:
Spacewalkers get early start on construction job

* 2007 Oct. 26 - CNN/Popular Science Magazine On-Line:
NASA's high-tech wildfire weapons

* 2007 Oct. 25 - Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line:
Sudden Naked-Eye Comet Shocks the Astronomy World

* 2007 Oct.25 - Yahoo! News/AP:
No fast delivery of ray gun to Iraq
By RICHARD LARDNER

* 2007 Oct. 25 - Economist Magazine:
China's space programme
Ni hao, Moon

China launches first mission to the Moon.

* 2007 Oct.25 - San Diego Union-Tribune:
Volunteer firefighters save mountaintop, which includes Palomar Observatory
By J. Harry Jones

* 2007 Oct. 25 - CNN/AP:
Shuttle docks with space station

* 2007 Oct. 25 - CNN/AP:
$100 laptop program still eyes India

* 2007 Oct. 25 - CNN/AP:
Warmer temperatures tied to wildfires, scientists say

* 2007 Oct.24 - Cornell Chronicle, Cornell University:
How old trees and ancient wood are helping rewrite history
explained by tree-ring lab director

By Krishna Ramanujan

* 2007 Oct. 23 - NASA:
New Images
Fires in Southern California

* 2007 Oct. 23 - The Times-Herald, Newnan GA:
Carnegie Library prospects hailed by an expert on Carnegie libraries, Glenn A. Walsh.
By W. WINSTON SKINNER
(Article appeared under banner headline, at top of first page.)
Mentions Friends of the Zeiss, The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular
Science, and the historic Zeiss II Planetarium Projector.

* 2007 Oct. 22 - CNN/AP:
Women will call the shots during shuttle mission

* 2007 Oct. 22 - CNN/AP:
China to launch lunar probe this week

* 2007 Oct. 22 - CNN/AP:
Rising seas, sinking land threaten Thai capital

* 2007 Oct. 19 - CNN:
Drought-stricken Georgia says it will sue over water

* 2007 Oct. 18 - Interestalert.com:
NASA Set to Begin Space Shuttle Discovery Countdown Oct. 20

* 2007 Oct. 18 - CNN/AP:
Corals in love: Moonlight encourages reef-building

* 2007 Oct. 18 - NASA:
FUSE is Dead...Long Live FUSE!

* 2007 Oct. 17 - NASA:
The Fantastic Skies of Orphan Stars

* 2007 Oct. 12 - CNN/AP:
Soyuz docks with space station

* 2007 Oct. 12 - NASA:
New Lakes Discovered on Titan

* 2007 Oct. 11 - CNN/AP:
Possible wing problem with shuttle

* 2007 Oct. 11 - NASA:
Giant Atmospheric Waves Over Iowa

* 2007 Oct. 11 - NASA:
Cassini Mission to Saturn Celebrates 10 Years Since Launch

* 2007 Oct. 10 - SpaceRef.com:
New Space Solar Power Organization Announced -
The Space Solar Alliance for Future Energy

* 2007 Oct. 9 - Blog: Power and Control:
Obituary
Dr. Robert W. Bussard Has Passed
Invented Bussard ramjet method of spacecraft propulsion, proposed in 1960;
popularized by Carl Sagan in the television series and subsequent book Cosmos
as a variant of a fusion rocket capable of fast interstellar spaceflight.

* 2007 Oct. 9 - Public Endorsement:
Major Milestone:
Public Library Service to Return to the
Carnegie Library in Newnan, Georgia

By Glenn A. Walsh
First Carnegie Library, in history of Carnegie Libraries,
to return to public library service, after several years in a different use.
More information.

* 2007 Oct. 9 - Association of College and University Museums and Galleries:
Statement of Condemnation of Assets Sale of Four Paintings from
Maier Museum of Art for Enhancement of Randolph College Endowment

* 2007 Oct. 8 - International Herald Tribune/AP:
Pioneering 17th century British scientist's notes now online

* 2007 Oct. 7 - Washington Post:
Is There a Future for Old-Fashioned Museums?
If the Spirit of St. Louis Can Come Alive on Your Desktop,
You Might Not Want to Trek to the Mall

By Joel Garreau

* 2007 Oct. - David J. Ross:
October's Ashen Skies
Edgar Allan Poe and the night sky at Halloween!

* 2007 - 2008 School Year - Science Challenge for School Students:
NASA Engineering Design Challenge:
LUNAR PLANT GROWTH CHAMBER

* 2007 Sept. 27 - NASA:
Voyage to the Giant Asteroids--Liftoff!

* 2007 Sept. 27 - Yahoo! News:
Two-headed turtle goes on display in Pa.

* 2007 Sept. 26 - NASA:
Blowing a Hole in a Comet: Take 2

* 2007 Sept. 24 - Brown University, Providence:
Extraterrestrial Impact Likely Source of Sudden Ice Age Extinctions

* 2007 Sept. 22 - China View:
China to build new space launch center in southernmost province

* 2007 Sept. 21 - KYW-AM NewsRadio 1060, Philadelphia:
New Jersey Architects Name State's 150 Best Buildings
By KYW's Paul Kurtz

* 2007 Sept. 21 - Philadelphia Daily News:
Tut exhibit winds down with special hours

* 2007 Sept. 21 - NASA:
Cave Skylights Spotted on Mars

* 2007 Sept. 21 - CNN/AP:
Scientists: Cold Neptune has a warm spot

* 2007 Sept. 20 - Space.com:
NASA Plans Bigger Moon Base, Sporty Rovers for Future Missions
By Tariq Malik

* 2007 Sept. 20 - CNN/AP:
Scientists: Velociraptor had feathers

* 2007 Sept. 20 - CNN/AP:
Plan approved to retire Yugoslav domain

* 2007 Sept. 20 - CNN:
Iceland phasing out fossil fuels for clean energy
By Peggy Mihelich
Iceland turning to hydrogen to power its cars, buses and fishing fleet.

Magnetic Trilobite on the Sun !

* 2007 Sept. 17 - Yahoo! News/AFP:
Mystery illness strikes after meteorite hits Peruvian village

* 2007 Sept. 17 - Planetary Science Research Discoveries:
Melted Crumbs from Asteroid Vesta
Written by Linda M. V. Martel
Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology

* 2007 Sept. 14 - CNN:
Japan launches lunar probe in largest moon mission since Apollo

* 2007 Sept. 14 - CNN:
Tribe: Sale of space rock 'insensitive'

* 2007 Sept. 14 - CNN:
CNN Heroes: The men of Apollo

* 2007 Sept. 14 - NASA:
Fasten Your Seat Belts

* 2007 Sept. 13 - Hartford Courant:
Devices Of Yore Draw A Crowd
By KIM MARTINEAU

* 2007 Sept. 13 - New Scientist Magazine On-Line/Reuters:
Google sponsors $30 million Moon landing prize
By Matthew Busse, Los Angeles
Team from Pittsburgh's Carnegie-Mellon University seeks to contribute
robotics to this mission.

* 2007 Sept. 13 - WebIndia123.com:
NASA, NIH to advance space health research

* 2007 Sept. 11 - Wired Science:
Cassini Delivers Up-Close Images of Saturn Moon
By John Borland

* 2007 Sept. 11 - UPI:
Radio telescopes are linked for first time
effectively creating a telescope nearly as big as the Earth.

* 2007 Sept. 11 - Sky and Telescope Magazine:
Opportunity is Going In to Victoria Crater on Mars
By David Tytell

* 2007 Sept. 11 - USA Today/Space.com:
Hubble telescope: Solved and unsolved mysteries
By Charles Q. Choi

* 2007 Sept. 11 - CNN:
Teacher-astronaut takes mission to Disney World

* 2007 Sept. 11 - CNN:
Farming goes vertical
Skyscrapers may provide new source of farmland.

By Hillary Woolley, Business 2.0 Magazine

* 2007 Sept. 11 - CNN:
Gray whale comeback questioned

* 2007 Sept. 11 - Science Daily/UPI:
NASA builds a hot temperature circuit chip
at NASA's John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field, Cleveland

* 2007 Sept. 11 - Science Daily/UPI:
Contact lenses help identify eye infection

* 2007 Sept. 11 - Science Daily:
Reading Process Is Surprisingly Different That Previously Thought, Technology Shows

* 2007 Sept. 10 - Science Daily:
Pivotal Hearing Structure Revealed

* 2007 Sept. 10 - Physorg.com:
How vitamin C stops the big 'C'
Nearly 30 years after Nobel laureate Linus Pauling famously and controversially
suggested that vitamin C supplements can prevent cancer, a team of Johns Hopkins
scientists have shown that in mice at least, vitamin C - and potentially other
antioxidants - can indeed inhibit the growth of some tumors -- just not in the manner
suggested by years of investigation.

* 2007 - 2008 School Year - Science Challenge for School Students:
NASA Engineering Design Challenge:
LUNAR PLANT GROWTH CHAMBER

* 2007 Sept. 8 - New Scientist Magazine:
ARTICLE EXCERPT --
Finally, a MAGIC test for string theory?
By Zeeya Merali

* 2007 Sept. 7 - Los Angeles Times:
Movie Review: In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)
MOVIE REVIEW
'In the Shadow of the Moon'
The NASA documentary is a fabulously fresh take on a special group
of audacious men called astronauts

By Kenneth Turan

* 2007 Sept. 7 - SpaceRef.com/JPL:
NASA Mars Rovers Survive Severe Dust Storms, Ready for Next Objectives

* 2007 Sept. 7 - USA Today On-Line/Space.com:
House panel urges NASA for more open communication
By Tariq Malik

* 2007 Sept. 7 - NASA:
The Universe Through the Looking Glass

* 2007 Sept. 7 - Science Daily/UPI:
New CPR method developed

* 2007 Sept. 7 - Science Daily/UPI:
Study finds cell phone risks in hospitals

* 2007 Sept. 7 - Earthfiles.com:
Honey Bee DNA Study Finds Australian Virus
in Colony Collapse Disorder

© 2007 by Linda Moulton Howe

* 2007 Sept. 7 - CNN/AP:
Scientists: Dramatic sea ice loss by 2050

* 2007 Sept. 6 - CNN:
Scientists find clue in mystery of the vanishing bees

* 2007 Sept. 6 - Science Daily:
'Lucky Camera' Takes Sharpest Ever Images Of Stars

* 2007 Sept. 5 - BBC:
Space pile-up 'condemned dinos'
A colossal collision in space 160 million years ago set the
dinosaurs on the path to extinction, a study claims.

* 2007 Sept. 2 - Zee News:
NASA`s Mars Rovers back in business

* 2007 Aug. 31 - MSNBC/AP:
NBC newsman distills 50 years of spaceflight
Jay Barbree chronicles launches and lore in ‘Live From Cape Canaveral’

By Marcia Dunn

* 2007 Aug. 31 - NASA:
Cosmic Cockroaches

* 2007 Aug. 28 - Innovations Report:
Astronomers find gaping hole in the Universe

* 2007 Aug. 28 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
RAD hearings begin on 2008 funding requests
By Bill Zlatos
Carnegie Library requests $1 million increase while Carnegie Museums
request a $100,000 increase.

* 2007 Aug. 27 - Public Statement:
Before Allegheny Regional Asset District
By Glenn A. Walsh:
Children’s Museum Needs Additional Revenue
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version
Utilizing historic Buhl Planetarium equipment and artifacts will produce
additional revenue, to help offest the loss of $200,000 of State funding,
while helping teach Science to children visiting Children's Museum. Also,
money for additional computers would provide more public benefit by being
granted to the library systems' Electronic Information Network.

* 2007 Aug. 27 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Editorial
Dino-fright: The Carnegie's new prices will stun some families

* 2007 Aug. 26 - News Release:
CARNEGIE LIBRARY TO CONSIDER CLOSING LIBRARIES
IN "RIGHTSIZING" PLAN

* 2007 Aug. 25 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Dino soar: Carnegie museum also raising prices for field trips, groups
By Timothy McNulty

* 2007 Aug. 23 - Scientific American Magazine On-Line:
Dark Side of Uranus' Rings Reveals Dramatic Changes
Dusty rings have shifted since 1986 Voyager 2 flyby

By JR Minkel

* 2007 Aug. 23 - New Scientist Magazine On-Line:
Rare view reveals dynamic nature of Uranus's rings
By David Shiga

* 2007 Aug. 23 - Houston Chronicle:
Teacher who went to space has message to share
Barbara Morgan wants to inspire America's youngest citizens to help
make the dream of deep space exploration a reality

By MARK CARREAU

* 2007 Aug. 23 - PhysOrg.com/AP:
Astronauts Thank Engineers, Scientists
By LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON

* 2007 Aug. 23 - UPI:
NASA seeks to digitize space imagery
for free public use on Internet

* 2007 Aug. 23 - UPI:
NASA seeks moon life and work images
Competition that invites university art and design students to create
art representative of living and working on the moon.

* 2007 Aug. 23 - Science Daily:
Could Physicists Make A Time Machine? It All Depends On Curving Space-time

* 2007 Aug. 22 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Museum admission to be dinosaur sized
Carnegie to hike prices when expanded exhibit opens Nov. 21

By Timothy McNulty

* 2007 Aug. 22 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Admission prices will leap when dino hall opens
By Tony LaRussa

* 2007 Aug. 22 - Boston Herald:
For fallen astronaut’s mom, relief in safe landing
By Joe Dwinell, Senior Executive City Editor/ Web

* 2007 Aug. 22 - The New York Times:
In Google Earth, a Service for Scanning the Heavens
By MIGUEL HELFT

* 2007 Aug. 21 - NASA:
Earth Hurtling Toward Mars

* 2007 Aug. 21 - BBC:
T. rex 'would outrun footballer'
By Liz Seward

* 2007 Aug. 21 - Space.com:
Teacher-Astronaut, Crewmates Glad to be Home
By Tariq Malik

* 2007 Aug. 21 - South Africa Broadcasting Company:
Space shuttle leaves orbit for trip back to Earth

* 2007 Aug. 20 - Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line:
Voyager 2's Lucky Day
By Kelly Beatty

* 2007 Aug. 20 - The New Yorker Magazine:
"The Dark Side" By David Owen, page 28: ABSTRACT

* 2007 Aug. 18 - CNN:
Storm shortens shuttle spacewalk

* 2007 Aug. 18 - Houston Chronicle:
NASA might end shuttle mission day early because of Dean
By MARK CARREAU

* 2007 Aug. 18 - Boston Globe/AP:
Spacewalk trimmed for shuttle return
By Liz Austin Peterson

* 2007 Aug. 17 - NASA:
Morgan and Drew Talk To Students at Challenger Center
"Endeavour ISS, this is Houston. Are you ready for the event?"
"We are ready," said Barbara Morgan, the day's most famous teacher.

* 2007 Aug. 17 - International Herald Tribune/AP:
Astronauts start spacewalk shortened by Hurricane Dean,
NASA plans early Endeavour return

* 2007 Aug. 17 - New Scientist Magazine On-Line/Reuters:
Repairing Endeavour is too risky, says NASA

* 2007 Aug. 16 - Chicago Tribune/AP:
Astronauts Await Verdict on Repairs
By MARCIA DUNN | AP Aerospace Writer

* 2007 Aug. 16 - Houston Chronicle/AP:
Astronauts study for possible repair mission
By LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON

* 2007 Aug. 16 - Science Daily/UPI:
Air pollution reduces kids' lung function

* 2007 Aug. 16 - Science Daily/UPI:
Healthy adults affected by air pollution

* 2007 Aug. 15 - NASA:
A Star with a Comet's Tail
Astronomers using a NASA space telescope, the Galaxy Evolution Explorer,
have spotted an amazingly long comet-like tail behind a star streaking
through space, the well-known star Mira.

* 2007 Aug. 15 - SpaceRef.com:
Comet May Have Exploded Over North America 13,000 Years Ago

* 2007 Aug. 15 - Science Daily:
Bendable Batteries: Storing Power In A Piece Of Paper

* 2007 Aug. 15 - Science Daily:
Conquest Of Land Began In Shark Genome

* 2007 Aug. 15 - Science Daily:
Largest Butterfly In Western Hemisphere Needs Help To Avoid Extinction

* 2007 Aug. 15 - Sky and Telesscope Magazine On-Line:
Bright Galaxies You Can't See
By Rick Fienberg

* 2007 Aug. 15 - Sky and Telesscope Magazine On-Line:
One Less "Possibility of Life"?
By David Tytell

* 2007 Aug. 10 - Science Daily/UPI:
For more muscle and less fat, drink milk After Exercise

* 2007 Aug. 10 - Science Daily:
Reasons For Severe Blindness Illluminated

* 2007 Aug. 9 - Sky and Telesscope Magazine On-Line:
Do Sunspots Forecast the Rain?
By David Tytell

* 2007 Aug. 8 - NASA:
Strange Lights: The 2007 Aurigid Meteor Shower

* 2007 Aug. 6 - UPI:
NASA: Endeavour countdown on schedule

* 2007 Aug. 6 - PhysOrg.com:
NASA Selects Astrophysics Projects for New Science on the Moon
NASA has selected four proposals focusing on astrophysics priorities
in lunar science to facilitate the nation's exploration program.
The proposed studies are part of a NASA effort to develop new
opportunities to conduct important science investigations during
the planned renewal of human exploration of the moon.

* 2007 Aug. 6 - PhysOrg.com:
Largest transiting extrasolar planet found around a distant star
An international team of astronomers with the Trans-atlantic Exoplanet
Survey announce today the discovery of TrES-4, a new extrasolar planet
in the constellation of Hercules. The new planet was identified by
astronomers looking for transiting planets – that is, planets that
pass in front of their home star – using a network of small automated
telescopes in Arizona, California, and the Canary Islands. TrES-4 was
discovered less than half a degree (about the size of the full Moon)
from the team’s third planet, TrES-3.

* 2007 Aug. 6 - New Scientist Magazine On-Line:
Largest merger of galaxies discovered
By Maggie McKee

* 2007 Aug. 6 - Science Daily:
New Way To Levitate Objects Discovered

* 2007 Aug. 5 - The Washington Post:
Tote a Small Library to the Beach
By Mike Musgrove

* 2007 Aug. 4 - The Philadelphia Inquirer On-Line/AP:
Rocket Blasts Off Carrying Mars Lander
MARCIA DUNN
NASA Updates: Phoenix Mission to Mars Arctic Region

* 2007 Aug. 3 - The Philadelphia Inquirer On-Line/AP:
Spacecraft to Carry Library to Mars
By MARCIA DUNN

* 2007 Aug. 3 - NASA:
Dreamy Lunar Eclipse Aug. 28

* 2007 Aug. 3 - Science Daily/UPI:
NASA engineers work on Endeavour leak

* 2007 Aug. 3 - Science Daily/UPI:
Images show possible origin of Saturn ring

* 2007 Aug. 3 - New Scientist Magazine:
Slim chance of tuning in to alien TV

* 2007 Aug. 2 - National Geographic Magazine:
Odd Skull Boosts Human, Neandertal Interbreeding Theory
A human skull from a Romanian bear cave is shaking up ideas about ancient sex.

By Brian Handwerk

* 2007 Aug. 1 - New Scientist Magazine On-Line/Reuters:
Leak on space shuttle Endeavour pinpointed

* 2007 Aug. 1 - Science Daily/UPI:
Mars Express will monitor Phoenix lander

* 2007 Aug. 1 - Science Daily/UPI:
Jules Verne arrives in French Guiana

* 2007 Aug. 1 - Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line:
China's New Spectroscopic Wonder
August 1, 2007by Renjiang Xie

* 2007 August - Air and Space Smithsonian Magazine:
Russia’s Long Love Affair with Space
It started with Utopian dreams and rocketeers.

By Asif Siddiqi
We Shocked the World
Nikita Khrushchev’s son recalls the night Sputnik made history.

* 2007 July 31 - Yahoo! News/AP:
Study debunks full-moon injury beliefs
By WILLIAM J. KOLE

* 2007 July 31 - Institute of Museum and Library Services:
Institute of Museum and Library Services Announces $17.4 million for
Museums for America

* 2007 July 30 - Space.com:
NASA Insiders Propose Stepping Stone Path to Deep Space
By Leonard David

* 2007 July 26 - The Discovery Channel:
Q&A: Meet the Next Teacher in Space
By Irene Klotz

* 2007 July 26 - itwire.com.au:
NASA’s NEEMO-13 goes under the sea
NASA is conducting the thirteenth of its undersea missions called NEEMO,
short for NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, between
August 6 and 15, 2007. The mission will test procedures and equipment
for future explorations of the Moon.

By William Atkins

* 2007 July 26 - Science Daily/UPI:
Europe asks price of Mars rover

* 2007 July 26 - Science Daily/UPI:
Infectious disease digital library planned

* 2007 July 26 - Science Daily/UPI:
Scientists identify breast cancer gene

* 2007 July 26 - BBC:
US Army eyes truck-mounted laser
The US Army is developing a truck-mounted laser weapon to
destroy rockets, artillery shells and mortars.

* 2007 July 26 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Shadyside curator of birds joined art, science
By Jerry Vondas
Dr. Kenneth C. Parkes, of Shadyside, curator emeritus of birds at the
Carnegie Museum of Natural History, one of the country's leading ornithologists,
died Monday, July 16, 2007, at UPMC Shadyside. He was 84.

* 2007 July 25 - Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line:
The August Mars Hoax Is Back
By Alan MacRobert

* 2007 July 25 - Newsvine.com/AP:
Oscar the Cat Predicts Patients' Deaths
By Ray Henry

* 2007 July 25 - Science Daily:
Scratch No More: Gene For Itch Sensation Discovered

* 2007 July 25 - Science Daily:
Obesity Is 'Socially Contagious'

* 2007 July 25 - World-Science.net:
Renewable energy wrecks environment, scientist claims

* 2007 July 24 - MSNBC/Space.com:
How the rovers changed our view of Mars
Twin robots revolutionized planetary science ...
and they’re not done yet

By Ker Than

* 2007 July 24 - MSNBC/AP:
China puts the taste of space on sale
Astronaut menu inspires new product line, with mooncake for dessert

* 2007 July 24 - The Ithaca Journal:
Ithaca man connected to men who propelled U.S. into space
By Tim Ashmore
Man chosen to teach 30 scientists who fled from Germany to the United States.
They would eventually work for rocket scientist Wernher von Braun.

* 2007 July 24 - Space Daily/Astrobiology Magazine:
Iron and Ice
Life of a Comet Hunter: Messier and Astrobiology

By Professor Mark Brake and Martin Griffiths

* 2007 July 24 - Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line:
Is a New Moon News?
By David Tytell
We now know that Saturn has 60 satellites circling it.

* 2007 July 24 - Science Daily/UPI:
Crustaceans may help heal space injuries

* 2007 July 24 - Science Daily/UPI:
Study: Baltimore kids at risk at home

* 2007 July 23 - New Scientist Magazine On-Line/Reuters:
Space station crew dumps trash overboard

* 2007 July 23 - Science Daily:
Bioenergy Could Do More Harm Than Good

* 2007 July 23 - Science Daily:
Bird Sized Airplane To Fly Like A Swift

* 2007 July 23 - Science Daily:
Butterfly Back From The Brink Of Extinction

* 2007 July 20 - New Scientist Magazine On-Line:
Worsening dust storms threaten Mars rovers
By David Shiga

* 2007 July 20 - San Francisco Chronicle/AP:
NASA Studies Space Shuttle O-Rings

* 2007 July 20 - PhysOrg.com/AP:
Restored Saturn V Rocket Unveiled
By JUAN A. LOZANO

* 2007 July 20 - Science Daily/UPI:
Carbon dioxide plan reviewed in Washington

* 2007 July 20 - Science Daily/UPI:
Researchers unearth 'pre-dinosaur' in N.M.

* 2007 July 20 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Children's Museum award launches plaza repairs
By Patricia Lowry
Allegheny Square Plaza, in front of original Buhl Planetarium, was third
remodeling of public square in late 1960s. Second remodeling, of what was then
Ober Park, occurred with construction of Buhl Planetarium in 1939.

* 2007 July 20 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
North Siders tell mayor neighborhood likes, dislikes
By Diana Nelson Jones

* 2007 July 20 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Litter, casino among Pittsburgh residents' concerns
By Andrew Conte

* 2007 July 19 - New Scientist Magazine On-Line/Reuters:
Space station crew to dump trash overboard

* 2007 July 19 - New Interactive On-Line Guide to International Space Station --
With video introduction and narration by NASA Astronaut Mike Fincke, who credits
Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science for his
interest in becoming an astronaut. Mike Fincke served as a science officer and
flight engineer on the International Space Station during Expedition 9.

NASA News Release *** Science Daily/UPI News Story
ISS Web Site with On-Line Interactive Tour *** Biography of NASA Astronaut Mike Fincke

* 2007 July 19 - DiscoveryEnterprise.blogspot.com:
The High Road to the Moon
Posted by Alex Michael Bonnici
The British Interplanetary Society (BIS) plans manned lunar mission in 1939!

* 2007 July 18 - NASA:
Flying Into a Thunderstorm

* 2007 July 17 - Science Daily/UPI:
NASA helps space crews breathe easier

* 2007 July 17 - Science Daily/UPI:
Goddard Space Center to get new building

* 2007 July 17 - Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line:
A Ringside View of Uranus

* 2007 July 17 - Science Daily:
Study Identifies Energy Efficiency As Reason For Evolution Of Upright Walking

* 2007 July 17 - Science Daily:
What Determines The Speed At Which Birds Fly?

* 2007 July 16 - Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line:
The New Largest Telescope in the World
By Govert Schilling

* 2007 July 16 - New Scientist Magazine On-Line:
Martian dust storm continues to affect rovers
By Maggie McKee

* 2007 July 16 - The Space Review:
Book Review: The Telescope
By Jeff Foust

* 2007 July 16 - NASA:
Throttling Back to the Moon
38th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11

News Related to Casino Development Next to Carnegie Science Center (Spring, 2007)
Carnegie Science Center has complained that light from new casino,
which will be next-door to Science Center, might harm viewing at
Science Center's rooftop observatory.

* 2007 July 12 - Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line:
Martian Dustup Has an Impact
By Stuart Goldman

* 2007 July 12 - New Scientist Magazine On-Line:
Space station crew to get a breath of fresh air
By Maggie McKee

* 2007 July 12 - Science Daily/UPI:
AKARI satellite is performing well

* 2007 July 11 - BBC:
Astronomers claim galaxy record
Astronomers say they may have detected the light from some of the
earliest stars to form in the Universe.

By Jonathan Amos, Science reporter

* 2007 July 11 - Science Daily:
NASA's Spitzer Finds Water Vapor On Hot, Alien Planet

* 2007 July 11 - NASA:
Great Perseids
Annual AUGUST 12 Perseid Meteor Shower expected to be "great show/"

* 2007 July 10 - 24x7updates.com:
NASA may alter Mars Rover to aid sample return mission

* 2007 July 10 - Science Daily:
NASA's Stardust And Deep Impact Will Observe More Comets And Extrasolar Planets

* 2007 July 10 - Science Daily/UPI:
NASA listens to Apollo-era scientists

* 2007 July 10 - The New York Times:
A Trip Back in Time and Space
By GEORGE JOHNSON

* 2007 July 10 - New Scientist Magazine On-Line:
Three-armed robot to work on space station
By David Shiga

* 2007 July 9 - Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line:
Mars Pole Bound — Again
By David Tytell

* 2007 July 9 - PostChronicle.com:
Hydrocarbons Found On Saturn

* 2007 July 7 - Forbes Magazine On-Line:
Asteroid Mission Postponed Until July 15

* 2007 July 7 - ABC:
Roswell: Alien Spacecraft or Top Secret Spy Project?
By ELLIOT LEE SPEIGEL

* 2007 July 6 - Science Daily/UPI:
Earth smaller than thought

* 2007 July 6 - Science Daily:
Hydrocarbons, Necessary For Life, Found On Saturn's Moon Hyperion

* 2007 July 6 - Science Daily/UPI:
'Eurobot' a hit with astronauts

* 2007 July 6 - NASA:
The Adventures of ASTRO and NextSat
Their mission: to demonstrate autonomous on-orbit satellite servicing,
a technology crucial to future space exploration.

* 2007 July 6 - Science Daily/UPI:
Italian scientists build atomic laser

* 2007 July 6 - Science Daily:
Chronically Sleep Deprived? You Can't Make Up For Lost Sleep

* 2007 July 5 - FOX News/Space.com:
Mars Rovers Lose Power as Massive Dust Storm Grows
By Robert Roy Britt

* 2007 July 5 - Science Daily/UPI:
Storm delays Mars rover's crater descent

* 2007 July 5 - Sky and Telescope On-Line:
Let's Hope Dawn Doesn't Break!
Space Probe to Visit asteroids Vesta in 2011 and Ceres in 2015
By Kelly Beatty

* 2007 July 5 - Sky and Telescope On-Line:
Return of the Sponge Moon - Saturn's Moon Hyperion
By David Tytell

* 2007 July 5 - Science Daily/UPI:
Alaska shoreline rapidly eroding

* 2007 July 3 - Science Daily/UPI:
Atlantis returns to Cape Canaveral

* 2007 July 3 - Science Daily:
NASA Satellite Captures First View Of 'Night-shining' Clouds

* 2007 July 3 - NASA:
New NASA Office Will Study Strange Cosmic Phenomena

* 2007 July 3 - MSNBC/Space.com:
Tourists still eager to take trip to space
Interest remains high, even though launch is at least two years away

By Leonard David

* 2007 July 2 - AOL/Reuters:
NASA prepares shuttle Endeavour for next mission
By Irene Klotz

* 2007 July 2 - UPI:
Space shuttle Atlantis now closer to home

* 2007 July 2 - Science Daily:
Young Engineers Satellite Given Green Light For Launch
ESA gives approval to student experiment.

* 2007 July 2 - Science Daily:
World's First X-ray Free Electron Laser Is On Course To Completion

* 2007 July 1 - PhysicsWeb.org:
"Cosmic forgetfulness" shrouds time before the Big Bang

* 2007 June 30 - CNN/Reuters:
Scientists: Jupiter changing its stripes
Scientists: Jupiter bands changing color -- perhaps due to seasonal effects.

* 2007 June 28 - CNN/Reuters:
NASA moves up next shuttle launch
The crew includes a teacher who trained as the backup for Christa McAuliffe.

* 2007 June 28 - Science Daily/UPI:
NASA: Mars rover ready to enter crater

* 2007 June 28 - New Scientist Magazine on-Line:
Second inflatable spacecraft launched
By Maggie McKee

* 2007 June 28 - CNN:
Bald eagle soars off endangered list

* 2007 June 28 - CNN/AP:
Egyptians: Mystery mummy is lost female pharaoh

* 2007 June 27 - NASA:
Summer Moon Illusion

* 2007 June 26 - BBC:
Team makes Tunguska crater claim
Scientists have identified a possible crater left by the biggest
space impact in modern times - the Tunguska event.

By Paul Rincon, Science reporter, BBC News

* 2007 June 26 - Houston Chronicle:
Space station could become a national lab
NASA ponders using excess area for research by other agencies and private firms

By MARK CARREAU

* 2007 June 26 - CNN:
Happy big beak: Giant penguins dwarfed modern versions

* 2007 June 26 - Science Daily/UPI:
Report: U.S. broadband speed outdated

* 2007 June 25 - SpaceflightNow.com:
Laser tool for next Mars rover ready for testing

* 2007 June 25 - MSNBC/Reuters:
NASA seeks more space on space station
Agency wants to share the additional room with U.S. partners

By Irene Klotz

* 2007 June 25 - Kommersant, Russia's Daily Online:
No Place for Luna Flights in Space Program of Russia

* 2007 June 25 - NASA:
Thinking Big about Space Telescopes

* 2007 June 25 - CNN/AP:
Shark pregnancy baffles aquarium

* 2007 June 22 - CNN/AP:
Abusive father kills baby manta

* 2007 June 23 - WhereMostNeeded.org:
Smithsonian Fundraising Now Relies on Big Money

* 2007 June 22 - CNN/Reuters:
Goal of lunar liquid telescope not so distant

* 2007 June 22 - CNN/AP:
Shuttle completes mission in California

* 2007 June 19 - CNN/AP:
Final inspection for space shuttle Atlantis

* 2007 June 19 - Space.com:
Space Station and Shuttle Visible Together in Night Sky
By Joe Rao

* 2007 June 19 - Space.com:
Summer Solstice: How and Why Seasons Change
By Joe Rao

* 2007 June 18 - Space.com:
Hopes Dashed for Life on Distant Planet
By Ker Than

* 2007 June 18 - CNN/Reuters:
Rare manta ray born in captivity

* 2007 June 15 - CNN/AP:
Deaf dolphin's 5-day-old calf dies

* 2007 June 15 - CNN/AP:
Spacewalker fixing shuttle blanket

* 2007 June 15 - Washington Post:
Computers on Space Station Crash; NASA Weighs Options if Repair Fails
By Marc Kaufman

* 2007 June 15 - NASA:
Voyage to the Giant Asteroids

* 2007 June 15 - CNN/AP:
Poor Pluto not even the largest dwarf planet

* 2007 June 15 - Washington Post:
Intelsat Puts Itself Back on the Auction Block
By Kim Hart
World's largest commercial satellite company, is up for sale again

* 2007 June 15 - CNN/AP:
Aquarium: Tests offer no clues on whale shark death

* 2007 June 15 - CNN/Reuters:
Scientists grinding 'perfect' spheres

* 2007 June 14 - CNN/AP:
Space station computers rebooted, partial power restored

* 2007 June 14 - CNN/AP:
Honey, the baby's spacewalking
Baby monitor picks up NASA's live shuttle video

* 2007 June 14 - CNN/Reuters:
Study: Mars may have had an ocean

* 2007 June 14 - CNN:
Audubon: Common backyard birds becoming less common

* 2007 June 13 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line:
Buhl Foundation names former U.S. Attorney as new president
By Bill Zlatos

* 2007 June 13, 5:09 p.m. - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line:
Thieman picked to head Buhl Foundation
Attorney Frederick Thieman has been named new president of The Buhl Foundation,
succeeding outgoing president Doreen Boyce, who had a 25-year tenure.

* 2007 June 13 - CNN/AP:
Astronauts go on second spacewalk

* 2007 June 13 - Science Daily/UPI:
Scientists say Mars might have had oceans

* 2007 June 13 - New Scientist Magazine:
New 'space jet' proposed for suborbital jaunts

* 2007 June 13 - Space.com:
Automatic Telescope Spots Light-Speed Explosions
By Dave Mosher

* 2007 June 13 - CNN/AP:
Aquarium loses second whale shark in a year

* 2007 June 13 - CNN/AP:
Weapon dates bowhead whale to 1800s
A 50-ton bowhead whale caught off the Alaskan coast last month had a weapon
fragment embedded in its neck that showed it survived a similar hunt --
more than a century ago.

* 2007 June 13 - CNN/Reuters:
China digs up new dinosaur species

* 2007 June 13 - Television's 'Mr. Wizard' dies at 89:
CNN
Los Angeles Times

* 2007 June 12 - Science Daily:
Bird Song Study Gives Clues To Human Stuttering

* 2007 June 12 - Space.com/AP:
U.S. Hurricane Satellite Could Fail Anytime
By Jessica Gresko

* 2007 June 12 - CNN/AP:
Astronauts to tuck in thermal blanket
Space shuttle's mission extended from 11 to 13 days.

* 2007 June 11 - NASA:
Tether Origami
NASA is joining a Japanese team in a space experiment that uses reverse origami
to show the way to help keep satellites in their proper orbits, or to return spent
rocket stages quickly to Earth.

* 2007 June 11 - The Gallup Poll:
Majority of Republicans Doubt Theory of Evolution
More Americans accept theory of creationism than evolution

by Frank Newport

* 2007 June 10 - CBC:
Gap in shuttle's heat shield may be repaired during spacewalk

* 2007 June 10 - CNN/AP:
Thermal tear of mild concern as shuttle prepares to dock
Engineers using photos to create image of gap for transmission to Houston

* 2007 June 9 - HULIQ.com:
Scientists gear up for Mercury mission flyby of Venus

* 2007 June 9 - Washington Post/AP
Shuttle Atlantis Chasing Space Station
By SETH BORENSTEIN

* 2007 June 8 - CNN:
Atlantis rockets to space

* 2007 June 8 - Science Daily/UPI:
Eat To Live: Eat more, exercise, lose more
By JULIA WATSON

* 2007 June 8 - New Scientist Magazine:
Mars rover finds "puddles" on the planet's surface
By David Chandler

* 2007 June 8 - New Scientist Magazine:
Far side could be ideal for radio observatory
By David Shiga

* 2007 June 5 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Carnegie exhibit features 'colossal' dino-skeletons
By Allison M. Heinrichs
Carnegie Museum prepares for reopening of enlarged dinosaur skeleton exhibit.

* 2007 June 8 - CNN/AP:
NASA ready to launch shuttle Atlantis

* 2007 June 8 - Science Daily/UPI:
Cicada sounds could damage hearing

* 2007 June 7- BBC:
Wireless energy promise powers up
A clean-cut vision of a future freed from the rat's nest of cables
to power today's electronic gadgets has come one step closer to reality.

By Jonathan Fildes
First envisioned by Nikola Tesla, inventor of the Tesla Coil.

* 2007 June 7- Science Daily/UPI:
Gloomy winters may cause heart problems

* 2007 June 7- CNN:
Bald eagle soaring 'success,' but at what cost?
Bald eagle recovery is called a victory for the Endangered Species Act.

* 2007 June 5 - The New York Times:
New Name and Mission for Museum of Television
By ELIZABETH JENSEN

* 2007 June 4 - WhereMostNeeded.com:
Natural History Museums Face Apocalypse

* 2007 June 6 - MSNBC/AP:
NASA resolves concern over shuttle fuel lines
Atlantis’ connections checked out after problem turns up on Endeavour

* 2007 June 6 - CNN/AP:
NASA troubleshooting shuttle tank lines

* 2007 June 6 - Washington Post/AP:
Cosmonauts Complete Spacewalk
By JIM HEINTZ

* 2007 June 6 - Science Daily/UPI:
Mars photos available on the Internet
U.S. astronomers have released more than 1,200 high resolution images of Mars.

* 2007 June 6 - CNN/AP:
Messenger probe swings-by Venus

* 2007 June 6 - CNN/Reuters:
'Big Bang' project put off to 2008
Scientists want to recreate conditions that existed nanoseconds after the Big Bang.

* 2007 June 6 - Science Daily:
Understanding What Causes Rain

* 2007 June 5 - Science Daily
When Atoms Collide: Scientists Propose New Way To Determine Accurate Time Faster

* 2007 June 5 - Sify.com/news:
Rare line-up of planets in June

* 2007 June 5 - CNN/AP:
NASA: Good weather for Friday shuttle launch

* 2007 June 5 - CNN/AP:
Messenger probe to fly-by Venus

* 2007 June 5 - NASA
Laser Zaps Planet During Venus Flyby

* 2007 June 5 - SpaceRef.com/NASA
A Piece of the Past Hitches a Ride on Next Space Shuttle Mission

* 2007 June 5 - Houston Chronicle
SciGuy - A science blog with Eric Berger
The future of NASA: pick a side

* 2007 June 5 - Science Daily
Climate Change And Deforestation Will Lead To Declines
In Global Bird Diversity, Study Warns

* 2007 June 4 - CNN/Reuters:
Shuttle ride for tourists opens at Cape Canaveral
NASA opens launch simulator for Kennedy Space Center visitors.

* 2007 June 4 - CNN/AP:
New species discovered in Suriname

* 2007 June 3 - Science Daily:
Building Our New View Of Titan

* 2007 June 2 - AOL/AP
Space Shuttle Workers Vote to Strike

* 2007 June 2 - Science Daily:
NASA-funded Robotic Sub Finds Bottom Of World's Deepest Sinkhole
The vehicle employed autonomous navigation and mapping systems
developed by Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute.

* 2007 June 1 - CNN/AP:
Shuttle 'go' for launch next week
NASA officials agree to launch Atlantis at 7:38 p.m. ET June 8.

* 2007 June 1 - Sci-Tech Today:
Cuts Threaten World's Largest Telescope
By Danica Coto

* 2007 June 1 - Science Daily:
European Meeting Fuels Future Space Exploration Missions To Mars And Moon

* 2007 June 1 - CNN/AP:
Aquarium gains two new whale sharks

* 2007 May 31 - CNN/AP:
Zoo: Rare rhino death leaves only 13 worldwide

* 2007 May 31 - CNN/AP:
'Operation Humpback' taught lessons on rare whales
Whales believed to have have reached Pacific Ocean.

* 2007 May 30 - CNN/AP:
Cosmonauts' spacewalk is a success

* 2007 May 29 - CNN/Reuters:
Planet-hunters find bonanza of new solar systems

* 2007 May 29 - CNN/AP:
Whales balk at another busy bridge

* 2007 May 29 - Science Daily:
Scientist Observes Brain Cell Development In 'Real Time'

* 2007 May 29 - New Scientist Magazine:
Heftier stars are more likely to host planets

* 2007 May 29 - China View:
New SETI site seeks alien radio waves 24/7

* 2007 May 26 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Area students exposed to measles at Albuquerque science fair
By Craig Smith
Pittsburgh-area students won privilege to attend Intel Science and Engineering Fair
after winning awards in Pittsburgh Regional School Science and Engineering Fair,
the oldest regional Science Fair in the country
(started at original Buhl Planetarium in 1940).

* 2007 May 25 - USA Today:
NASA's chief lawyer may face criminal probe
By Bill Theobald

* 2007 May 25 - CNN/AP:
Rescuers to turn fire hoses on whales

* 2007 May 25 - CNN/Reuters:
Turns out some dinosaurs could swim

* 2007 May 25 - Science Daily:
Rare Footprints Of Infant Dinosaur Discovered

* 2007 May 24 - CNN/Reuters:
Study: Saturn's rings are dense clumps

* 2007 May 24 - Science Daily:
Hydrogen Breakthrough Could Open The Road To Carbon-free Cars

* 2007 May 24 - SpaceflightNow.com:
Multi-planet system found around unexpected star

* 2007 May 23 - CNN/AP:
Scientists report virgin shark birth

* 2007 May 23 - CNN/AP:
Crews bang pipes hoping to steer whales to sea

* 2007 May 23 - CNN/Reuters:
Fish 'n chips for identity crisis

* 2007 May 23 - Science Daily:
Did A Comet Hit Great Lakes Region,
Fragment Human Populations, 12,900 Years Ago?

* 2007 May 23 - Science Daily:
One In Six European Mammals Threatened With Extinction

* 2007 May 23 - PostChronicle.com:
China And Russia Aiming For Mars

* 2007 May 22 - CNN/AP:
Strong evidence of wet past on Mars

* 2007 May 22 - CNN/AP:
Relatives, astronauts remember Wally Schirra

* 2007 May 21 - University of California at San Diego:
Father of 'Origin of Life’ Chemistry at UC San Diego Dies
By Kim McDonald

* 2007 March 17 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Imagining the perfect playhouse
By Rosa Colucci
Including playhouse (with photo) designed to look like original Buhl Planetarium.

* 2007 March 8 - Pittsburgh City Paper:
Letter-to-the-Editor
Driven up the wall
By Glenn A. Walsh, Project Director, Friends of the Zeiss
Regarding fragments of astronomical inscription from the Bible
previously on exterior wall of original Buhl Planetarium,
removed for large window highlighted in Feb. 22 column.

* Reuse, by The Carnegie Science Center (beginning in 2007) of original Buhl Planetarium
"Snowballs on Summer Solstice Day" promotion (from 1985).

* 2007 Jan. 15 - Pittsburgh Trib p.m., page 9:
(Excerpt from half-page, tabloid-newspaper advertisement
by The Carnegie Science Center)
"Snowball Challenge!
Anyone who brings a snowball to Carnegie Science Center on the Summer
Solstice, June 21, will receive FREE general admission. Plan ahead and
make your snowball as soon as you can!"
Reuse of original Buhl Planetarium promotion from mid-1980s !

* Pittsburgh Public Transit Agency Proposes Drastic Service Cuts
effective 2007 June 24, Fare Increase effective 2008 Jan. 1.

* "Update" Year-End Report for 2008 December:
Buhl Planetarium and Carnegie Library

* 2006 Annual News Update: Buhl Planetarium

* News Release - 2006 Nov. 28:

RAD Denies Taxpayer Funds for Rehab of
Old Post Office Roof, Long-Neglected by Children's Museum

MORE NEWS *** OF SPECIAL INTEREST

OF SPECIAL INTEREST


* NEW MOVIE RELEASES:

** 2006 Dec. 1 - The Boston Globe:
'The Nativity Story'
Which describes the Star of Bethlehem as conjunction of Venus and Jupiter,
one of the alternatives given in Buhl Planetarium's "Star of Bethlehem"
sky show, shown in the original Theater of the Stars 1939-1990.

** 2006 Nov. 28 - IN THEATERS DEC. 22:
"Night at the Museum" *** More info


* Observation of the Impact of Smart-1 from Hawaii
* SMART-1 Info: Euopean Space Agency (ESA)
* 2006 Sept. 5 - CNN/AP:
Europe's spacecraft hits the moon
* NEW - Graham's Corner Weblog Column by Francis G. Graham,
Professor of Astronomy and Physics at Kent State University,
Published Here at the Beginning of Each Month --
2006 July - August: THE SMART-1 IMPACT ON THE MOON
European SMART-1 Spacecraft's September crash on Moon
may be visible to amateur astronomers with large telescopes.
* News Release - 2006 Sept 1:
Space Probe Crash on Moon May Be Visible to
Amateur Astronomers with Large Telescopes Saturday Night

Graham's Corner Weblog Archives

* 2006 June - Reflections Quarterly Publication of the
Mt. Wilson Observatory Association:
ANDREW CARNEGIE VISITS MOUNT WILSON
As Recounted in Newspapers of the Time

(Poor weather obscures view of Halley's Comet
during 1910 March visit.)
By Marilyn Morgan
(Page 4 of the .pdf document)

* 2006 Aug. 28 - News Release:
Children’s Museum Ignores Roof Needs in 2002, During Capital Campaign;
Now Seeks Taxpayer Funds for Old Post Office Roof Replacement

Gutting of Buhl Planetarium facilities received priority over roof repair.

* 2006 July 13 - Port Authority Board of Directors approves "North Shore
Connector" rapid transit extension project, to serve Pittsburgh's Lower
North Side.

*** Pittsburgh's Lower North Side, originally Allegheny City,
is home to America's first publicly-funded Carnegie Library
and the world's first Carnegie Hall, Pittsburgh's original
Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science
(which merged with Carnegie Institute in 1987),
and it is the neighborhood where Andrew Carnegie grew-up.

* 2006 March 27 - News Release:
Science Center Misses Deadline to Reassemble
Historic Zeiss Projector; Claims Delay

Also see News Article.

* Latest news on damaged Carnegie Library clock tower
and Carnegie Library intention to relocate first U.S. publicly-funded
Carnegie Library, built by Andrew Carnegie in neighborhood of his youth.

* Latest news on construction of subway link to serve Pittsburgh's Lower North Side
(where industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie grew-up),
including original Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny (nation's first
publicly-funded Carnegie Library), Carnegie Hall (world's first Carnegie Hall),
and original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science.

* Latest news on conversion of last hometown department store, Kaufmann's.
to Macy's; earlier hometown department store, Boggs and Buhl, led to
construction of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science.

* 2006 Oct. 20 - National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Hawaii:
Subaru Earthquake Update
Regards impact of recent Hawaii earthquake on Suburu Telescope,
the mirror of which was produced by L-3 Brashear in Pittsburgh.

* 2006 Oct. 18 - Investor's Business Daily:
John Brashear Kept His Goals In Sharp Focus
BY DONNA HOWELL, Technology Reporter
Friends of the Zeiss Project Director Glenn A. Walsh is extensively
quoted in this national business newspaper article, regarding the life of
famous 19th century astronomer and lens maker John A. Brashear.

From the 2006 National Preservation Conference:

Preservation of Carnegie Libraries as Libraries

* 2006 Nov. 3 - 2006 National Preservation Conference, Pittsburgh
Sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, with
local sponsorship (2006) by the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation.
Session - Carnegie Libraries: Challenges and Solutions - Presentations:
* "The Architecture of Literacy, Carnegie Libraries in the U.S."
By Mary B. Dierickx, President, Mary B. Dierickx Architectural Preservation Consultants
* "How to Save Carnegie Libraries as Libraries"
By Joe Rizzo, AIA, ALA, Principal, Hillier Architecture
* "Primary Impediments to Historic Preservation: EGO and MONEY !"
By Glenn A. Walsh, Project Director, Friends of the Zeiss

* Pittsburgh Public Transit Agency Proposes Drastic Service Cuts
effective 2007 June 24, Fare Increase effective 2008 Jan. 1.

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Buhl Planetarium and Carnegie Library

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* Pittsburgh Public Transit Agency Proposes Drastic Service Cuts
effective 2007 June 17, Fare Increase effective 2008 Jan. 1.

News Related to Casino Development Next to Carnegie Science Center (Spring, 2007)
Carnegie Science Center has complained that light from new casino,
which will be next-door to Science Center, might harm viewing at
Science Center's rooftop observatory.

* NASA Updates: STS-117 Atlantis Space Shuttle Mission (2007 June)

* 2007 May 25 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Science center ready to take casino operator Barden to court
By Andrew Conte
* 2007 May 24, 25 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette By Mark Belko:
May 25 - AM Print Edition -
North Shore still split as casino vote nears
Barden extends olive branch to casino neighbors

May 24, 3:31 p.m. - On-Line Edition -
Casino owner promises changes sought by science center
May 24 - AM Print Edition -
Science center says concerns over casino may force lawsuit
ALSO SEE; Additional News regarding proposed casino development next to Science Center
April 17, May 1

* 2007 May 25 - USA Today:
NASA's chief lawyer may face criminal probe
By Bill Theobald

* 2007 May 25 - CNN/AP:
Rescuers to turn fire hoses on whales

* 2007 May 25 - CNN/Reuters:
Turns out some dinosaurs could swim

* 2007 May 25 - Science Daily:
Rare Footprints Of Infant Dinosaur Discovered

* 2007 May 24 - CNN/Reuters:
Study: Saturn's rings are dense clumps

* 2007 May 24 - Science Daily:
Hydrogen Breakthrough Could Open The Road To Carbon-free Cars

* 2007 May 24 - SpaceflightNow.com:
Multi-planet system found around unexpected star

* 2007 May 23 - CNN/AP:
Scientists report virgin shark birth

* 2007 May 23 - CNN/AP:
Crews bang pipes hoping to steer whales to sea

* 2007 May 23 - CNN/Reuters:
Fish 'n chips for identity crisis

* 2007 May 23 - Science Daily:
Did A Comet Hit Great Lakes Region,
Fragment Human Populations, 12,900 Years Ago?

* 2007 May 23 - Science Daily:
One In Six European Mammals Threatened With Extinction

* 2007 May 23 - PostChronicle.com:
China And Russia Aiming For Mars

* 2007 May 22 - CNN/AP:
Strong evidence of wet past on Mars

* 2007 May 22 - CNN/AP:
Relatives, astronauts remember Wally Schirra

* 2007 May 21 - University of California at San Diego:
Father of 'Origin of Life’ Chemistry at UC San Diego Dies
By Kim McDonald

* 2007 May 20 - The Globe and Mail, Toronto:
Chinese space agency shoots for the moon

* 2007 May 20 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Outdoors
Wildlife: Spectacular predawn chorus timeline
By Scott Shalaway
Pre-dawn bird songs in the Spring.

* 2007 May 19 - SpaceRef.com:
Cassini spacecraft reveals evidence of tholin formation
at high altitudes in Titan's atmosphere

* 2007 May 19 - SpaceRef.com:
ESA presents the sharpest ever satellite map of Earth

* 2007 May 19 - CNN/AP:
Shipwreck yields historic riches -- $500M worth
17 tons of colonial-era coins worth $500 million.

* 2007 May 18 - CNN/AP:
Scientists to try pestering whales out of river

* 2007 May 18 - CNN/AP:
Grizzlies, wolves could get trust fund

* 2007 May 18 - Science Daily/UPI:
First beating heart transplant conducted
at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

* 2007 May 18 - Science Daily/UPI:
Researchers say Lincoln had smallpox
when he delivered Gettysburg Address

* 2007 May 18 - UniverseToday.com:
Book Review: Pluto and Beyond
Lowell Observatory exploration

* 2007 May 18 - Science Daily/UPI:
NASA says new stars hatching around Orion

* 2007 May 18 - CNN/Reuters:
Robot probes sinkhole as proxy for icy moon

* 2007 May 18 - NASA:
The Equivalence Principle: Galileo and String Theory

* 2007 May 16 - Time Magazine:
The Taj Mahal Needs a Facial due to air pollution
By SIMON ROBINSON, NEW DELHI

* 2007 May 11 - Science Daily/UPI:
Laser inventor Theodore Maiman dies

* 2007 May 11 - CNews/AP:
NASA eyes June launch date for space shuttle

* 2007 May 11 - Science Daily/UPI:
50 snails shot into space

* 2007 May 11 - NASA:
Preventing "Sick" Spaceships

* 2007 May 11 - Science Daily/UPI:
Scientists keep close eye on volcano

* 2007 May 11 - CNN/Reuters:
Webb telescope to look back in time

* 2007 May 10 - CNN/Reuters:
Scientists: Gassy planet a real scorcher
Gas giant orbiting a star in the constellation Hercules hottest planet to date

* 2007 May 10 - Science Daily/NASA:
Summers Will Become Extremely Hot In The Future, NASA Prediction

* 2007 May 10 - MSNBC/Space.com:
Scotty’s space ashes still lost on Earth
Search continues in New Mexico for ‘memorial spaceflight’ payload

By Leonard David, Special correspondent

* 2007 May 10 - RedOrbit.com:
Mission Could Seek Out Spock's Home Planet

* 2007 May 10 - NASA:
NASA partners with Jamestown to celebrate exploration

* 2007 May 10 - Institute of Museum and Library Services:
Institute of Museum and Library Services Awards Almost $5 million
For Critical Conservation at Nation’s Museums

* 2007 May 9 - Yahoo!/AP:
Wildfire blazes behind LA observatory
By CHRISTINA ALMEIDA

* 2007 May 9 - CNN/Reuters:
Probe to dig for past life on Mars
NASA probe will launch August 3 on a mission to Mars

* 2007 May 9 - Popular Science Magazine/CNN:
Google's search engine for the universe

* 2007 May 8 - CNN/AP:
King Herod 's tomb found, archaeologist says

* 2007 May 8 - Time Magazine:
Keeping U.S. Turtles Out of China
By HILARY HYLTON

* 2007 May 8 - CNN/AP:
Queen heads home after day of tots, tributes, toasts
Queen Elizabeth visits NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, home to the largest
organization of scientists and engineers in the United States, according to NASA.

* 2007 May 3 - CNN:
Astronaut Wally Schirra, fifth American in space, dies at 84

* 2007 May 3 - CNN/AP:
Wind farms offer more power, possible problems

* 2007 May 3 - UPI:
New quantum dots make cheaper solar panels

* 2007 May 3 - SlashDot.org:
Half of Mars May Have Ice

* 2007 May 2 - CNN/Reuters:
Probe shows Jupiter up close and personal

* 2007 May 2 - CNN/AP:
Researchers to CT scan child mummy
Carnegie Institute mummy to be scanned at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

* 2007 May 1 - CNN/AP:
NASA rethinking death in mission to Mars

* 2007 May 1 - EarthTimes.org:
Pluto-bound spacecraft looks at Jupiter

* 2007 May 1 - MSNBC/Space.com:
A bleak and lonely outlook for universe
Forecasts predict cold cosmos where life will have a hard time surviving

By Tariq Malik

* 2007 May 1 - CNN/AP:
Los Angeles tops bad air survey
Pittsburgh ranks as the nation's second most polluted metropolitan area.

* 2007 May 1 - CNN/AP:
Zoo hatches endangered Asian turtle

* 2007 May 1, 5:08 p.m. - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line:
Planners delay action on casino
Carnegie Science Center had complained that light from new casino,
which will be next-door to Science Center, might harm viewing at
Science Center's rooftop observatory.
ALSO SEE; Additional News regarding proposed casino development next to Science Center
April 17, May 25

* 2007 April 30 - Public Statement by Glenn A. Walsh
Regarding Restrictions on Public Statements at RAD Board Meetings:
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version *** News Release

* 2007 April 30 - CNN/Reuters:
How long will a bell bong?

* 2007 April 27 - The Age, Melbourne, Australia:
NASA prepares for end of the shuttle era
By Michael Cabbage

* 2007 April 27 - MSNBC/Space.com:
Skywatch: Spot the celestial snake
Hydra is the largest and most extensive of all the constellations

By Joe Rao, Skywatch columnist

* 2007 April 27 - CNN/AP:
Astronaut to catch early flight home from space station

* 2007 April 27 - Washington Post:
A Long-Awaited Taste of Outer Space
Stephen Hawking Takes a Buoyant Ride on a Zero-Gravity Flight

By Peter Whoriskey

* 2007 April 27 - CNN/Reuters:
Scientists: Prehistoric volcanoes heated Earth

* 2007 April 26 - Slashdot.org:
Possible Clue On Saturn's Hexagon?

* 2007 April 26 - WRC-TV 4, Washington DC:
Ellington HS Program In Jeopardy
Museum Studies Program In Danger Of Closing

* 2007 April 25 - WhereMostNeeded.org:
Smithsonian: Butterflies are Expensive

* 2007 April 24 - The New York Times:
First Mission to Explore Those Wisps in the Night Sky
By KENNETH CHANG

* 2007 April 26 - CNN/AP:
Solar peak expected in 2011-2012

* 2007 April 26 - CNN/AP:
Physicist Hawking experiences zero gravity

* 2007 April 26 - Metro News, Canada:
NASA satellite blasts off to study mysterious clouds

* 2007 April 26 - Scientific American.com/Reuters:
SpaceX to operate at Cape Canaveral: USAF
By Jim Wolf

* 2007 April 26 - New Scientist.com:
Japanese asteroid probe begins trip back to Earth
By Maggie McKee

* 2007 April 25 - CNN/AP:
Scientists find most Earth-like planet yet

* 2007 April 25 - CNN/AP:
Hawking: Zero-gravity flight will be 'bliss'

* 2007 April 24 - CNN/AP:
House passes legislation to increase math and science teachers

* 2007 April 24 - NASA:
A Massive Explosion on the Sun
Special footage of Dec. 13 solar flare.

* 2007 April 24 - Princeton University:
Bohdan Paczynski, renowned astrophysicist, dies at age 67
by Chad Boutin

* 2007 April 24 - CNN/AP:
NASA puts on 3-D glasses to view sun

* 2007 April 24 - MSNBC:
Military launches long-debated satellite
NFIRE has sparked years of controversy over missile-watching technology

By James Oberg, NBC News space analyst

* 2007 April 24 - CNN/Reuters:
Scientists unearth Superman's 'kryptonite'

* 2007 April 24 - CNN/Reuters:
Rare rhino spotted on camera

* 2007 April 24 - National Geographic News On-Line:
Photo in the News: Cosmic "Baby Picture" Marks Hubble's 17th Birthday
By Blake de Pastino

* 2007 April 24 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Squirrel Hill inventor, businessman dies at 62
By Patti Dobranski
He served for 36 years as president of Extrude Hone, which produced
industrial polymers that polished the space shuttle Atlantis in 2002.

* 2007 April 23 - Wikipedia:
40th Anniversary of Launch of Soyuz 1, Which Resulted in Tragedy,
3 Months After Tragic Apollo 1 Fire

* 2007 April 23 - CNN/Reuters:
Hunters kill one of last surviving Amur leopards

* 2007 April 21 - American Thinker:
Packaging Science
By Jonah Avriel Cohen

* 2007 April 20 - CNN:
Gunman opened fire at NASA building, police say

* 2007 April 20 - CNN/Reuters:
Study: Sudden sea level surges threaten 1 billion

* 2007 April 19 - CNN/AP:
Japan gets serious about space

* 2007 April 19 - CNN/AP:
Scientists fear dam will flood ancient Iranian historic sites

* 2007 April 19 - CNN/Reuters:
Group: Amur leopard close to extinction

* 2007 April 17 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Science center to seek delay in North Shore casino vote
By Mark Belko
"The science center also is worried about the impact casino lighting
could have on its observatory, which can't be used during Heinz Field
night games. Without some mitigation, the bright casino lighting
effectively could eliminate all use of the observatory," Mr. Aaronson said.
* 2007 April 4 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
North Shore slots traffic worries neighbors
By Andrew Conte
"Lighting from the casino also could eliminate the center's ability to use
its rooftop observatory," Haas added.
ALSO SEE; Additional News regarding proposed casino development next to Science Center
May 1, May 25

* 2007 April 10 - Space.com:
To Swap or Not?
NASA Reviews Fuel Tank Repair Plan for Next Shuttle Launch

By Tariq Malik

* 2007 April 10 - EarthTimes.org:
NASA extends its Russian space contract

* 2007 April 10 - USA Today/Space.com:
Water found in atmosphere of extrasolar planet for the first time
By Ker Than

* 2007 April 10 - CNN/AP:
Rescue plan for Tasmanian devils stirs contention

* 2007 April 9 - CNN/AP:
Woodstock, New York, takes on global warming

* 2007 April 9 - BBC:
Making a mint out of the Moon
From his office in Nevada, entrepreneur Dennis Hope has spawned a
multi-million-dollar property business selling plots of lunar real estate
at $20 (£10) an acre.

By Nick Davidson, BBC Horizon

* 2007 April 9 - RedOrbit.com:
Billionaire Docks at Space Station

* 2007 April 8 - Easter Sunday - Both Traditional and Orthodox
(Sunrise in Pittsburgh: 6:53 a.m. EDST)
First Sunday following the first "Paschal" Full Moon
that occurs on or after March 21 (usually the Vernal Equinox
when the Spring Season begins)

* 2007 April 8 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Science Center reinventing itself
By Ed Blazina

* 2007 April 8 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Perspectives
The Next Page: Reviving the North Side's 'Lost City'
We all know how 'urban renewal' obliterated the North Side's core.
But momentum is growing to restore the best of the past. Here's a plan to
adapt -- not tear down -- Allegheny Center and bring life back to this
key city neighborhood.

By Doug Suisman
Next Page: About that 'Charm Bracelet Project'
By Chris Siefert, deputy director of the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

* 2007 April 7 - Euro News:
World's fifth space tourist blasts off

* 2007 April 7 - New Scientist Magazine:
Space, the final war zone?

* 2007 April 6 - CBS:
Solar Flares Could Make GPS Go Haywire
Bursts In Space Can Cause Serious Problems For Communications Devices

* 2007 April 6 - KOB-TV 4 Albuquerque/AP:
Spaceport tax passes by 270 votes

* 2007 April 6 - CNN/AP:
U.N. Climate report: World's poorest will suffer most

* 2007 April 6 - CNN/AP:
Space tourism 'a good thing'

* 2007 April 6 - NASA:
No Foolin' -- 'Lab on a Chip' Works!

* 2007 April 4 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
North Shore slots traffic worries neighbors
By Andrew Conte
"Lighting from the casino also could eliminate the center's ability to use
its rooftop observatory," Haas added.
* 2007 April 17 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Science center to seek delay in North Shore casino vote
By Mark Belko
"The science center also is worried about the impact casino lighting
could have on its observatory, which can't be used during Heinz Field
night games. Without some mitigation, the bright casino lighting
effectively could eliminate all use of the observatory," Mr. Aaronson said.
ALSO SEE; Additional News regarding proposed casino development next to Science Center
May 1, May 25

* 2007 April 4 - Los Angeles Times/AP:
Russians, U.S. 'Tourist' Ready for Space
By MARIA DANILOVA

* 2007 April 4 - CNN/Reuters:
Study: Red planet heating up

* 2007 April 4 - CNN/AP:
New Mexico residents split over taxes for spaceport

* 2007 April 4 - ABC:
Columbia Astronaut's Missing Ring: A NASA Coverup?
By GINA SUNSERI and LISA CHINN

* 2007 April 4 - Animation Artist:
NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Set to Go Vertical
with Shuttle Launch Experience Countdown Begins:
Unprecedented $60 Million Shuttle Ride Soon to Blast Off

* 2007 April 4 - CNN/AP:
Bald eagles make comeback on Catalina Island

* 2007 April 3 - BBC:
Engineers unveil China moon rover
Chinese scientists have shown off a prototype Moon rover
that could lead to the country's first unmanned mission
to the lunar surface in 2012.

* 2007 April 3 - CNN/AP:
Court: Do something about global warming

* 2007 April 3 - CNN/AP:
Condor egg could herald return of giant

* 2007 April 3 - UPI:
Scientists suspect Mars might have caves

* 2007 April 2 - CNN/AP:
'Star Trek' actor's ashes heading to space this month

* 2007 April 1 - The Sunday Times of London:
Out of Office AutoReply... I’m playing astronauts

* 2007 March 30 - CNN/AP:
Space station crew members move spacecraft

* 2007 March 30 - CNN/AP:
Gap between space flights worries NASA

* 2007 March 30 - Inovations-Report.com:
Solar wind electric sail propulsion may revolutionise space travel
The goal of sending probes anywhere in the Solar System
in reasonable time has remained elusive.

* 2007 March 29 - CNN/AP:
Astronaut's marathon 'will truly be out of this world'

* 2007 March 29 - CNN/Reuters:
Scientists: Antarctic ice sheet thinning

* 2007 March 27 - News Release:
Science Center Misses Second Deadline to Reassemble Historic Zeiss Projector
Despite $1 Million Planetarium Rehab in 2006

“It is now quite clear that The Carnegie Science Center has no interest
in the historic Buhl Planetarium artifacts and has no intentions of
reassembling them; they do not see display of these artifacts as part
of their mission. All of their ‘delays’ are simply meant to drag-out
the process, hoping that people will forget these artifacts exist—the old adage:
‘out of sight, out of mind’ !” according to Friends of the Zeiss Project
Director Glenn A. Walsh.

* 2007 March 27 - Washington Post:
Smithsonian's Small Quits in Wake of Inquiry
By Jacqueline Trescott and James V. Grimaldi
Secretary of Smithsonian Institution resigns; Head of Smithsonian
National Museum of Natural History to be Acting Secretary.

* 2007 March 27 - CNN/AP:
Virgin Galactic signs agreement for spaceport

* 2007 March 27 - CNN:
Marine biologists unlock polar secrets to fight disease

* 2007 March 27 - CNN/Reuters:
Bald eagle returns to Philadelphia

* 2007 March 27 - NASA
A Shining Example of Space Benefits

* 2007 March 26 - NetIndia123.com
Planetarium in astronaut Kalpana Chawla's memory;
Astronaut from India died in Columbia explosion.

* 2007 March - AOL/NASA: AOL/NASA Space Pennant Contest for Children
Entry period ends 2007 April 10 !

* 2007 March 25 - ITWire.com:
NASA: hail damage means no launch yet for Atlantis

* 2007 March 23 - PhysOrg.com:
NASA Assigns Crew for Shuttle Mission to Install Japanese Lab
NASA has assigned the crew for space shuttle mission STS-124,
targeted for launch in February 2008. The flight will deliver the
Pressurized Module and robotic arm of the Japanese Experiment Module,
known as "Kibo" (hope), to the International Space Station.

* 2007 March 23 - CNN/AP:
NASA developing new space duds

* 2007 March 23 - CNN/AP:
Feds: Yellowstone grizzlies no longer threatened

* 2007 March 23 - CNN/Reuters:
Study: Plate tectonics well under way 3.8 billion years ago

* 2007 March 22 - CNN/AP:
NASA puts off shuttle launch decision

* 2007 March 21 - BBC:
Science tool fetches record price
scientific instrument uncovered during building work in Kent.

* 2007 March 20 - CNN/AP:
Millionaire's rocket aborts launch

* 2007 March 20 - Sky and Telescope Magazine:
Probing Mars's Hidden Glaciers
By J. Kelly Beatty

* 2007 March 20 - China Economic Net:
China outlines space program till 2010

* 2007 March 20 - CNN/AP:
Report: World's greatest rivers in danger

* 2007 March 19 - CNN/AP:
Malaria-resistant mosquito developed

* 2007 March 19 - New Scientist Magazine:
Could lasers zap away dangerous asteroids?
By Kelly Young

* 2007 March 19 - PhysOrg.com/NASA:
NASA Glenn to Test Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle
NASA's Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, will conduct integrated
environmental testing of the Orion crew exploration vehicle in the
Space Power Facility at the center's Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio.

* 2007 March 19 - PostChronicle.com:
NASA: Global Sunscreen Has Likely Thinned
By Tariq Malik

* 2007 March 17 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Imagining the perfect playhouse
By Rosa Colucci
Including playhouse (with photo) designed to look like original Buhl Planetarium.

* 2007 March - AOL/NASA: AOL/NASA Space Pennant Contest for Children

* 2007 March 16 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Beechview frustrated by wait for senior center
By Rick Wills
Former Buhl Planetarium Observatory volunteer, John D. Weinhold, lobbies for
new Senior Citizen Center for Beechview neighborhood in Pittsburgh.

* 2007 March 16 - CNN/Reuters:
Huge ice deposits cover south pole of Mars

* 2007 March 16 - Space.com:
NASA Weighs Shuttle Fuel Tank Repair Options
By Tariq Malik

* 2007 March 16 - The Wall Street Journal:
The Museum Next Door
By TROY MCMULLEN

* 2007 March 15 - Centennial of Pittsburgh Flood of 1907

* 2007 March 15 - CNN/AP:
Teen wins $100,000 science scholarship

* 2007 March 15 - MSNBC/Space.com:
All eyes on Pluto Sunday
Astronomers hope to learn more about planet as it passes in front of star

By Jeanna Bryner

* 2007 March 15 - European Space Agency:
Mars Express radar gauges water quantity around Mars’ south pole

* 2007 March 15 - CNN:
High-tech gadgets for stargazers

* 2007 March 14 - CNN/AP:
Probe spots seas on Saturn's moon Titan

* 2007 March 14 - NASA:
Shooting Marbles at 16,000 mph

* 2007 March 14 - Space.com:
Apollo Capsule Comes Home
NASA’s first Apollo capsule ever to take flight
returns to its birth site as an exhibit

* 2007 March 13 - CNN/AP:
China building astronomy satellite

* 2007 March 13 - The Post Chronicle:
NASA To Study Clouds At Edge Of Space

* 2007 March 13 - The Post Chronicle:
NASA Seeks A Near-Earth Asteroid Sample

* 2007 March 13 - WebWire.com:
NASA to Announce Winner of Space Station Student Naming Contest

* 2007 March 13 - CNN/AP:
Work begins on undersea observatory

* 2007 March 13 - CNN/AP:
Scholar: 'Jesus Tomb' documentary got it wrong

* 2007 March 12 - CNN/Reuters:
NASA optimistic about shuttle repair

* 2007 March 12 - NASA:
Stereo Eclipse

* 2007 March 9 - CNN/Reuters:
Repair robot heads for space

* 2007 March 9 - CNN/Reuters:
Geologists to map the world

* 2007 March 9 - CNN/Reuters:
Memo to scientists: Don't discuss polar bears

* 2007 March 9 - NASA:
Alien Volcano on Moon of Jupiter

* 2007 March 8 - PCAuthority.com:
Nasa needs US$1bn to protect Earth from asteroids

* 2007 March 8 - SpaceRef.com:
New Mexico Legislature:
Declaring Pluto a Planet and March 13, 2007 as Pluto Planet Day

* 2007 March 8 to 21 - CITIZEN SCIENCE: Globe at Night
Participate with hundreds of people, worldwide, to monitor effects of
light pollution, by observing Constellation Orion, The Hunter.
Click here to learn how you and your family can participate!

* 2007 March 8 - Pittsburgh City Paper:
Letter-to-the-Editor
Driven up the wall
By Glenn A. Walsh, Project Director, Friends of the Zeiss
Regarding fragments of astronomical inscription from the Bible
previously on exterior wall of original Buhl Planetarium,
removed for large window highlighted in Feb. 22 column.

* 2007 March 7 - LiveScience.com:
You Can't Travel Back in Time, Scientists Say
By Sara Goudarzi

* 2007 March 7 - CNN:
NASA fires astronaut Nowak

* 2007 March 7 - CNN/AP:
Suspected meteorite crashes through bedroom window

* 2007 March 7 - UPI:
NASA completes Orion spacecraft review

* 2007 March 7 - CNN/Reuters:
First woman in space dreams of flying to Mars
Russian cosmonaut first woman in space in 1963.

* 2007 March 7 - PhysicsWeb.com:
Sunlight puts asteroids in a spin
Astronomers in the US and Europe have proved that sunlight
plays a key role in how fast asteroids rotate.

* 2007 March 7 - CNN/Reuters:
Rare Mekong dolphin making a comeback

* 2007 March 6 - Columbus Dispatch:
Letter-to-the-Editor
Wendy’s should turn site into a museum
Regarding closing of very first Wendy's restaurant,
in Downtown Columbus, across street from the
original site of the Center of Science and Industry.
Also see 2008 Jan. 4 article.

* 2007 Feb. 24 - USA Today/AP:
Wendy's to close original restaurant
Also see 2008 Jan. 4 article.

* 2007 March 6 - CNN/AP:
NASA lacks funds to find killer asteroids

* 2007 March 6 - CNN/Reuters:
China designer: Moonshot possible in 15 years

* 2007 March 5 - CNN/AP:
Shuttle back in hangar for repairs

* 2007 March 5 - CNN/AP:
Dinosaur had yard-long horns over eyebrows
Discovered by scientists at Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

* 2007 March 5 - NASA:
Look Ma! No (Human) Hands!

* 2007 March 5 - European Space Agency:
Huygens landing site to be named after Hubert Curien

* 2007 March - Smithsonian Magazine:
Reading Between the Lines
Scientists with high-tech tools are deciphering lost writings
of the ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes

By Mary K. Miller

* 2007 March 3 - Kent State University:
LUNAR ECLIPSE VISIBLE FROM PITTSBURGH - 2007 MARCH 3
(WEATHER-PERMITTING)
By Jonna Call
Astronomy Student, Kent State University
(More eclipse details, for outside Western Pennsylvania
Link 1 *** Link 2 *** Link 3)

* 2007 March 4 - ITwire.com:
Germans plan tentative space mission to Moon by 2013
The German Aeropace Center has announced its supposed plan
for an unmanned Moon mission by the year 2013.
By William Atkins

* 2007 March 2 - CNN/AP:
'Breathtaking' new view of Saturn

* 2007 March 2 - CNN/AP:
No attempted murder charge for astronaut Nowak

* 2007 March 2 - NASA:
Mysteries of Rain and Snow

* 2007 March 1 - CNN/AP:
Scientists turn spotlight on world's poles
International Polar Year began March 1; largest such project since
International Geophysical Year (IGY) of 1957-1958.

* 2007 March 1 - CNN/AP:
NASA budget crunch will delay moon ship's first flight

* 2007 March 1 - CNN/AP:
Stephen Hawking to experience weightlessness

* 2007 March 1 - Reuters:
Cassini spacecraft snaps new views of Saturn

* 2007 March 1 - Reuters:
Twin spacecraft track solar storms, NASA says
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor

* 2007 March 1 - UPI:
Scientists plan for Foton space mission (ESA)

* 2007 March - Coalition for Science After School:
SCIENCE in After-School: A Blueprint for Action
Report is a .pdf file regarding how to build a sustainable system of
after-school science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning
opportunities at a scale that makes a difference for young people, their
communities, and the nation.

* 2007 Feb. 28 - The Planetary Society:
Spirit Gets Back Home (To Where It Once Belonged),
Opportunity Completes 10K at Victoria's Rim

By A.J.S. Rayl

* 2007 Feb. 28 - CNN/Reuters:
Pluto probe swings by Jupiter

* 2007 Feb. 27 - CNN:
Hail damage postpones shuttle launch

* 2007 Feb. 26 - NASA:
Grand Theft Pluto: New Horizons Gets a Boost From Jupiter Flyby

* 2007 Feb. 26 - Space.com/AP:
Iran Announces Successful Rocket Launch
By Nasser Karimi

* 2007 Feb. 26 - CNN/AP:
Archaeologists, scholars dispute Jesus documentary
Documentary claims to have found bones of Jesus' family.

* 2007 Feb. 26 - MSNBC/Space.com:
New photos reveal comet's spiraling jets
Many skywatchers never got a good look at Comet McNaught

By Robert Roy Britt, Senior science writer

* 2007 Feb. 26 - NASA:
NASA and Department Of Defense Partner For Aeronautical Testing

* 2007 Feb. 26 - CNN/Reuters:
Antarctic ice melt reveals exotic creatures

* 2007 Feb. 24 - CNN/AP:
European probe flies by Mars

* 2007 Feb. 22 - Pittsburgh City Paper:
Column - Architecture:
A Children's Museum design competition proposes
remaking the North Side as a "Charm Bracelet."

BY CHARLES ROSENBLUM
ALSO SEE --
* 2007 March 8 - Pittsburgh City Paper:
Letter-to-the-Editor
Driven up the wall
By Glenn A. Walsh, Project Director, Friends of the Zeiss
Regarding fragments of astronomical inscription from the Bible
previously on exterior wall of original Buhl Planetarium,
removed for large window highlighted in Feb. 22 column.

* 2007 Feb. 20 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Editorial:
Charming: There's promise in linking North Side attractions

* 2007 Feb. 20 - USA Today/AP:
Smithsonian air and space museum sees fewer visitors
By Brett Zongker

* 2007 Feb. 20 - BitsofNews.com:
Asteroid Has Fairly Good Chances Striking Earth in 2036
Written by Philipe Rubio

* 2007 Feb. 20 - NASA:
A Cool Solar Mystery

* 2007 Feb. 20 - CNN/Reuters:
Corporations agree to cut emissions

* 2007 Feb. 20 - Tehran Times:
Next space tourist dreams of library in orbit

* 2007 Feb. 19 - CNN/Reuters:
U.N. urged to take action on asteroid threat

* 2007 Feb. 19 - ABC:
Can Earth Dodge Asteroid Heading This Way?
This One is Uncomfortably Close, Scientists Warn,
and Some Wonder if It Needs to Be Deflected

BY GREG CROFT

* 2007 Feb. 18 - Yahoo!/AP:
U.S. has more science smarts - sort of
By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, AP Science Writer

* 2007 Feb. 16, 17, 18, 19 - CITIZEN SCIENCE: The Great Backyard Bird Count

* 2007 Feb. 17 - Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line:
Star Explosion Brightens: A Naked-Eye Nova in Scorpius
by Alan MacRobert

* 2007 Feb. 16 - CNN/AP:
Shuttle commander: Astronaut arrest won't affect mission

* 2007 Feb. 16 - CNN/AP:
NASA delays five-satellite launch * NASA Mission Web Site

* 2007 Feb. 16 - PhysOrg.com:
Hunting martian fossils best bet for locating Mars life, researcher says

* 2007 Feb. 16 - WhereMostNeeded.org:
Funding Failure Hides Anne Frank Documents for Thirty Years

* 2007 Feb. 15 - CNN/AP:
More evidence for water on Mars

* 2007 Feb. 15 - CNN/AP:
Shuttle Atlantis rolling out to launch pad

* 2007 Feb. 15 - CNN/AP:
Themis mission -- so many satellites, just 1 rocket

* 2007 Feb. 15 - Public Radio International/Reuters:
Space lasers detect big lakes under Antarctic ice
By Deborah Zabarenko, Environment Correspondent

* 2007 Feb. 14 - NASA:
The Moon is a School for Exploration?

* 2007 Feb. 13 - Sky and Telescope Magazine:
Ulysses Starts Third Loop of Sun
By J. Kelly Beatty

* 2007 Feb. 13 - Diligent Media Corporation Ltd.:
Japanese astronaut to bring noodles to ISS

* 2007 Feb. 13 - NASA:
Lunar Eclipse March 3

* 2007 January - Scientific American Magazine:
ASTROPHYSICS
What Is a Planet?
The controversial new official definition of "planet,"
which banished Pluto, has its flaws but by and large captures
essential scientific principles

By Steven Soter

* 2007 Feb. 10 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Best Places to Work:
Business Section Survey of Workplaces and Working Conditions
Excerpt:
Carnegie Museums: It could be a wonderful institution to work for,
but the pay for the majority of the employees is more than pathetic --
with no pay raises the sixth year running and not even a cost-of-living
increase for six years. But it is wonderful to work in a museum, not for one.
-- Jane

* 2007 Feb. 10 - AOL/Reuters:
French Planet-Seeking Satellite Gets to Work

* 2007 Feb. 10 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Amber Stick helps find missing children
By Jill King Greenwood

* 2007 Feb. 9 - PhysOrg.com:
Introducing the 'coolest' spacecraft in the universe
The European Space Agency's Planck mission, which will study the conditions
present in our Universe shortly after the Big Bang, is reaching an important
milestone with the integration of instruments into the satellite at Alcatel
Alenia Space in Cannes, France.

* 2007 Feb. 9 - CNN/Reuters:
Work starts on Arctic seed vault

* 2007 Feb. 9 - CNN/Reuters:
Acoustic device may save India's river dolphins

* 2007 Feb. 9 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Father snatches son at Children's Museum
Child returned unharmed to mother after all-day search

By Moustafa Ayad, Tim Grant and Torsten Ove

* 2007 Feb. 9 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Abducted boy, 4, found safe outside motel in Kennedy
By Michael Hasch

* 2007 Feb. 9 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Linking venues in North Side seen as charm
Fanciful plans for 'family district' to be unveiled

By Timothy McNulty

* 2007 Feb. 8 - CNN/AP:
New record for U.S. spacewalker

* 2007 Feb. 8 - CNN/Reuters:
Astronaut's arrest tests NASA's mettle

* 2007 Feb. 8 - USA Today/AP:
NASA investigating problems on latest Mars orbiter

* 2007 Feb. 8 - The Post Chronicle:
Study: Mars Was Once Wetter And Warmer

* 2007 Feb. 7 - CNN/AP:
Prehistoric lovers found locked in eternal embrace

* 2007 Feb. 7 - DigitalCameraInfo.com:
Carnegie Mellon and NASA Develop Gigapixel Robot Camera
by Karen M. Cheung

* 2007 Feb. 6 - CNN:
Astronaut granted bond on attempted murder charge
Beaver County native allegedly stalked by astronaut.

* 2007 Feb. 6 - CNN/AP:
Man gets second chance at space ride

* 2007 Feb. 6 - New Scientist On-Line:
Science funding stays flat in NASA budget
By David Shiga

* 2007 Feb. 5 - Newsweek/MSNBC:
Race to the Moon
By Fred Guterl, Newsweek International
Cover story of Europe & Latin America editions of Newsweek Magazine.

* 2007 Feb. 4 - CNN/AP:
Whooping crane spotted alive, expert says

* 2007 Feb. 3 - CNN:
Scientists: Humans 'very likely' cause global warming

* 2007 Feb. 2 - NASA:
181 Things To Do On The Moon

* 2007 Feb. 2 - Groundhog.org:
Famous Pennsylvania Groundhog, Punxsutawney
Phil Says Spring is Right Around the Corner!
Old German folk tradition for Candlemas, the traditional Astronomical,
Cross-Quarter Day, marking approximate mid-way point in Winter Season.

* 2007 Feb. 1 - Marine and Maritime News:
USA. NASA to honor Jamestown on space shuttle

* 2007 Feb. 1 - CNN/AP:
Report to link global warming to humans

* 2007 Jan. 30 - Cornell Chronicle:
CU Library's great treasure of science:
Lavoisier collection is Mme. Lavoisier's achievement

Papers of "father of modern chemistry" now at Cornell University.

* 2007 Jan. 30 - CNN/AP:
Rocket with satellite explodes during launch

* 2007 Jan. 31 - CNN/AP:
Toxic leak misses spacewalkers

* 2007 Jan. 31 - WhereMostNeeded.org:
Former Seaport Museum Head Now Accused of Filching $2.4 Million
At Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia

* 2007 Jan. 31 - NASA:
Floods! Fire! SERVIR
Weather satellites help Panama.

* 2007 Jan. 30 - Discovery Channel:
IN DEPTH: Record-Setting Spacewalks Ahead
By Irene Klotz

* 2007 Jan. 30 - CNN/Reuters:
ISS crew to 'knock out' 3 spacewalks

* 2007 Jan. 30 - CNN/AP:
Scientist snoops in astronauts' journals

* 2007 Jan. 30 - ABC/Reuters:
NASA extends target for space station transport
By Irene Klotz

* 2007 Jan. 30 - CNN/AP:
Stonehenge workers' village found

* 2007 Jan. 29 - Planetary Science Research Discoveries:
Did Martian Meteorites Come From These Sources?
--- Researchers find large rayed craters on Mars and
consider the reasons why they may be launching sites of Martian meteorites

By Linda M. V. Martel

* 2007 Jan. 28 - Washington Post:
SCIENCE RELIGION
Searching the Heavens
The late Carl Sagan on questions of science and faith.

Review by Wray Herbert of book,
THE VARIETIES OF SCIENTIFIC EXPERIENCE
A Personal View of the Search for God
By Carl Sagan - Edited by Ann Druyan

* 2007 Jan. 29 - CNN/AP:
Hubble's main camera shuts down -- again

* 2007 Jan. 29 - CNN/AP:
Uncle Sam spoils dream trip to space

* 2007 Jan. 29 - CNN/AP:
Experts slam upcoming global warming report

* 2007 Jan. 28 - Washington Post:
The Day the Astronauts Died
By Richard Corfield
Jan. 27: 40th anniversary of Apollo 1 fire killing 3 astronauts.

* 2007 Jan. 27 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Women paid less than men in nonprofit work
By Mike Wereschagin

* 2007 Jan. 27 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Science Center plans bold 'Bodies' exhibit
By Adrian McCoy
Controversial exhibit will include display of unclaimed Chinese corpses.

* 2007 Jan. 26 - American Radio Relay League:
The K7RA Solar Update
By Amateur solar observer Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, Washington
Currently a flare-spewing sunspot just around the sun's eastern limb

* 2007 Jan. 26 - NASA:
The Moon is a Harsh Witness

* 2007 Jan. 26 - CNN:
Legendary astronaut still finds herself star-struck
By Peggy Mihelich

* 2007 Jan. 25 - CNN/Reuters:
Mega-marsupials once roamed Australia
Giant lions, kangaroos and wombats once roamed Australia's outback

* 2007 Jan. 24 - CNN/AP:
Zoo celebrates virgin Komodo birth

* 2007 Jan. 24 - Florida Today, Cocoa FL:
Atlantis launch moves up to March 15

* 2007 Jan. 24 - CNN/Reuters:
Rare shark captured on film

* 2007 Jan. 24 - CNN/AP:
Dinosaur may have resembled biplane

* 2007 Jan. 22 - NewScientist.com:
Exploding robots may scout hazardous asteroids
By David Shiga

* 2007 Jan. 22 - CNN/Reuters:
India space capsule returns to Earth
India plans for a lunar mission in 2008

* 2007 Jan. 22 - CNN/Reuters:
Scientist: Pollution destroying pre-Aztec Mexican ruins

* 2007 Jan. 22 - CNN/AP:
CEOs call for action against climate change

* 2007 Jan. 20 - Wikinews.org:
Kuiper Belt object to become comet in approx. 2 million years

* 2007 Jan. 19 - CNN:
U.S. official: Chinese test missile obliterates satellite

* 2007 Jan. 19 - Washington Post:
China Criticized for Anti-Satellite Missile Test
Destruction of an Aging Satellite Illustrates Vulnerability of U.S. Space Assets

By Marc Kaufman and Dafna Linzer

* 2007 Jan. 19 - Washington Post:
Putting the Brakes on Light Speed
Researchers Slow Waves While Maintaining Their Ability to Carry Information

By Rick Weiss

* 2007 Jan. 19 - CNN/Reuters:
Probe nears close encounter with Jupiter
Mission objective: Explore dwarf planet Pluto, its moons and the Kuiper Belt

* 2007 Jan. 18 - CNN/AP:
Cargo ship heads for space station

* 2007 February - FastCompany.com
Can't Touch This
Working all but alone from his hardware-strewn office,
Jeff Han is about to change the face of computing.
Not even the big boys are likely to catch him.

By: Adam L. Penenberg

* 2007 Jan. 17 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
On this Mt. Washington, it's 50 below zero
Alan Metcalf walks into hurricane-force winds that chill already-freezing
temperatures to 50 degrees below zero -- all in the name of science.

By Allison M. Heinrichs

* 2007 Jan. 17 - CNN/AP:
Surprise birth has chimp sanctuary checking vasectomies
All the male chimps at the facility have had vasectomies.

* 2007 Jan. 17 - CNN/AP:
'Doomsday Clock' moved forward
New change a result of worsening "nuclear and climate threats"

* 2007 Jan. 17 - ScienceDaily.com:
Surprises Continue Two Years After Probe's Landing On Saturn's Moon Titan

* 2007 Jan. 17 - Hindustan Times:
Space scientists to help explore ruins of ancient university

* 2007 Jan. 16 - CNN/Reuters:
Report: Planet-monitoring satellites need upgrade

* 2007 Jan. 16 - Discovery Channel:
New Telescope Could Eavesdrop on Aliens
By Tracy Staedter

* 2007 Jan. 16 - BBC:
Protection for 'weirdest' species
A conservation programme for some of the world's most bizarre and
unusual creatures has been launched by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).

* 2007 Jan. 16 - The New York Times:
The Warming of Greenland
By JOHN COLLINS RUDOLF
New island discovered by melting ice and snow, from global warming.

* 2007 Jan. 15 - Pittsburgh Trib p.m., page 9:
(Excerpt from half-page, tabloid-newspaper advertisement
by The Carnegie Science Center)
"Snowball Challenge!
Anyone who brings a snowball to Carnegie Science Center on the Summer
Solstice, June 21, will receive FREE general admission. Plan ahead and
make your snowball as soon as you can!"
Reuse of original Buhl Planetarium promotion from mid-1980s !

* 2007 Jan. 15 - CNN/AP:
Amateur astronomers pursue next great discovery

* 2007 Jan. 14 - Space.com:
Amazing Comet Visible in Broad Daylight
By Robert Roy Britt

* 2007 Jan. 13 - Los Angeles Times:
Obituary
Donald E. Osterbrock, 82;
modest scholar of the heavens studied sun and Milky Way

By John Johnson Jr.
News Release: University of California at Santa Cruz

* 2007 Jan. 13 - CNN:
Aquarium looks for answers in whale shark death

* 2007 Jan. 12 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
25 years and $100 million in grants later,
president of Buhl Foundation leaving

Buhl Foundation founded Buhl Planetarium in 1939 and
funded new Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) and
beginnings of county library computer network in mid-1990s.

* 2007 Jan. 12 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Longtime Buhl Foundation leader to step down this summer
Buhl Foundation founded Buhl Planetarium in 1939 and
funded new Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) and
beginnings of county library computer network in mid-1990s.

* 2007 Jan. 12 - CNN/AP:
Russia honors Sputnik designer

* 2007 Jan. 12 - The New York Times:
Skull Supports Theory of Human Migration
By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD

* 2007 Jan. 12 - MoonDaily.com:
Copernicus And the Wild Goose Chase
by Prof Mark Brake and Rev Neil Hook
for Astrobiology Magazine

* 2007 Jan. 11, 3:47 p.m. - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line:
Head of Buhl Foundation stepping down
Buhl Foundation founded Buhl Planetarium in 1939 and
funded new Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) and
beginnings of county library computer network in mid-1990s.

* 2007 Jan. 11 - CNN/Reuters:
Stinky flower mystery solved

* 2007 Jan. 11 - NASA:
New NASA Orbiter Sees Details of 1997 Pathfinder Site

* 2007 Jan. 11 - CNN/Space.com:
Black hole triplets spotted

* 2007 Jan. 10 - CNN/AP:
NASA: Shuttle goals might be tough to achieve

* 2007 Jan. 9 - Institute of Museum and Library Services:
Mrs. Laura Bush Presents Nation’s Top Museum and
Library Awards at White House Ceremony

* 2007 January - Wired Magazine:
One Giant Screwup for Mankind
NASA put a man on the moon - then lost the videotape.
A grizzled crew of ex-rocket jockeys are on a
star-crossed mission to find it.

By David Kushner

* NOVA Science Now for 2007 Jan. 9:
Proposed Space Elevator
Mayan Astronomical Ruins

* 2007 Jan. 8 - CNN/AP:
Scientist: NASA found life on Mars -- and killed it

* 2007 Jan. 8 - CNN/AP:
Google to help build telescope

* 2007 Jan. 8 - CNN/AP:
Hawking: I'm planning space flight

* 2007 Jan. 8 - NASA:
Metric Moon

* 2007 Jan. 8 - Washington Post:
Scientists See Potential In Amniotic Stem Cells
They Are Highly Versatile And Readily Available
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By Rick Weiss

* 2007 Jan. 8 - Washington Post:
GM Introduces Plug-In Electric Car
By Sholnn Freeman

* 2007 Jan. 8 - Washington Post:
Scientists Shining Light Into Black Holes
By Marc Kaufman

* 2007 Jan. 6-7 - Sudekum Planetarium, Adventure Science Center, Nashville:
New World Record:
Continuous, back-to-back, public performances in a planetarium

* 2007 Jan. 5 - Asbury Park Press, Asbury Park, New Jersey:
It came from space, but from where?
BY JOSEPH SAPIA AND NICK CLUNN

* 2007 Jan. 5 - NASA:
The PI's Perspective
New Horizons in 2007

* 2007 Jan. 5 - CNN/Reuters:
NASA vet takes reins at Kennedy Space Center

* 2007 Jan. 5 - CNN/AP:
Really big game: Hunters stalk world's tallest trees

* 2007 Jan. 5 - Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line:
January's Surprise Comet
by Roger W. Sinnott
New, bright comet coming into view.

* 2007 Jan. 4 - Cloudbait Observatory, Guffey, Colorado:
January 4, 2007 Fireball

* 2007 Jan. 4 - CNN/AP:
NORAD looking for Russian rocket in Wyoming

* 2007 Jan. 4 - CNN/AP:
Forecasters expect toasty 2007

* 2007 Jan. 3 - Asbury Park Press, Asbury Park, New Jersey:
It fell from the sky! Mystery object hits Freehold Township house
BY JAMES A. QUIRK

* 2007 Jan. 3 - NASA:
Lunar Geminids

* 2007 Jan. - Smithsonian Magazine:
The Shadow Knows
Why a leading expert on the history of timekeeping set out to create
a sundial unlike anything the world has ever seen.

By Dava Sobel

* Pittsburgh Public Transit Agency Proposes Drastic Service Cuts
effective 2007 June 24, Fare Increase effective 2008 Jan. 1.

* 2007 Jan. 2 - New Scientist Magazine:
Mars rover tries to weather dust storm
By Kelly Young

* 2007 Jan. 2 - BBC:
Mars rovers are taught new tricks
Nasa is testing a "smart" upgrade to its robotic rovers on Mars.

* 2007 Jan. 2 - CNN/AP:
Aquarium puts ailing beluga whale to sleep

* 2007 Jan. 1 - Sky and Telescope Magazine:
A New Foundation for the AAVSO
by Pamela L. Gay
New home for American Association of Variable Star Observers.

* CITIZEN SCIENCE - Saturday, 2006 December 30:
Annual Christmas Bird Count
Family event sponsored by the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania.

* 2006 Dec. 29 - CNN/AP:
Ancient ice shelf breaks free from Canadian Arctic

* 2006 Dec. 29 - CNN/Reuters:
China heralds year of the fluorescent green pig<

* 2006 Dec. 28 - SpaceMart.com:
UW Researcher Changed Our View Of The World 40 Years Ago
by Terry Devitt

* 2006 Dec. 28 - NASA:
True Fakes: Scientists make simulated lunar soil

* 2006 Annual News Update: Buhl Planetarium

* 2006 Dec. 27 - CNN/Reuters:
Scientists launch 'planet hunter'

* 2006 Dec. 27 - CNN:
Polar bears may get protection
Interior secretary proposes listing polar bears as threatened species.

* 2006 Dec. 27 - BBC:
Military team reaches South Pole
Members of a British team have become the first military personnel
to reach the South Pole for nearly 100 years.

* 2006 Dec. 27 - Los Angeles Times/AP:
NASA Seeks Ways to Boost Youth Appeal
By MIKE SCHNEIDER

* 2006 Dec. 26 - MSNBC/Space.com:
European planet-hunter set to launch
Satelite will look for slight dip in starlight caused by planet's passage

By Ker Than

* 2006 Dec. 26 - CNN/AP:
Russia-China space pact won't include key technology

* 2006 Dec. 26 - CNN/AP:
Japanese satellite fails to unfold antenna

* NASA: Updates: Space Shuttle Discovery 2006 December Mission

* 2006 Dec. 22 - UniverseToday.com:
Book Review: Team Moon

* 2006 Dec. 22 - CNN:
Discovery home for the holidays

* 2006 Dec. 22 - CNN/AP:
Researchers catch giant squid

* 2006 Dec. 21 - BBC:
Europe's 'biggest dinosaur' found
Fossils found in Spain belong to what was probably Europe's
biggest ever dinosaur, according to scientists.

* 2006 Dec. 21 - CNN/AP:
NASA debates shuttle landing sites

* 2006 Dec. 21 - NASA:
Scientists Predict Big Solar Cycle

* 2006 Dec. 22 - JapanToday.com:
New asteroid probe planned within 5 years

* 2006 Dec. 21 - LiveScience.com:
Study: Less Acid Rain Not Always So Great
By Sara Goudarzi

* 2006 Dec. 20 - The Sydney Morning Herald:
The dawn of time - after 13 billion years in the darkroom
By Richard Macey

* 2006 Dec. 20 - CNN/AP:
NASA watching weather as shuttle landing nears

* 2006 Dec. 20 - Scientific American.com:
Odd Gamma-Ray Burst Points to New Form of Stellar Suicide
One of the brightest stellar explosions ever observed blows apart
current theories on how stars die a spectacular death.

By David Biello

* 2006 Dec. 20 - CNN/Reuters:
Virgin Komodo dragon is expecting

* 2006 Dec. 20 - CNN/Reuters:
Balmy winter puts chill on bird migration

* 2006 Dec. 19 - Planetary Science Research Discoveries:
Squeezing Meteorites to Reveal the Martian Mantle
--- Experiments at high temperature and pressure give clues to the
composition of the interior of Mars.

Written by G. Jeffrey Taylor
Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology

* 2006 Dec. 18 - CNN/AP:
Fourth spacewalk under way

* 2006 Dec. 18 - CNN/AP:
Google teams up with NASA

* 2006 Dec. 18 - english.eviewweek.com:
Czech astronomers discover unknown asteroid

* 2006 Dec. 18 - CNN/AP:
Equator's glaciers slipping away

* 2006 Dec. 18 - StarDate.org:
Joseph John Thomson, Discoverer of the Electron,
Born Today 150 Years Ago!

* 2006 Dec. 18 - American Radio Relay League:
End of an Era: FCC to Drop Morse Testing for All Amateur License Classes
Official Federal Communications Commission notice:

* 2006 Dec. 15 - FCC:
FCC MODIFIES AMATEUR RADIO SERVICE RULES,
ELIMINATING MORSE CODE EXAM REQUIREMENTS AND,
ADDRESSING ARRL PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION

* 2006 Dec. 15 - Sky and Telescope Magazine:
The Winter Solstice: A Time for the Sun's Rebirth
Winter Begins Thursday, December 21, 2006 at 7:22 p.m. EST

* 2006 Dec. 16 - SpaceWeather.com:
AURORAS PREDICTED SATURDAY NIGHT

* 2006 Dec. 16 - CNN/AP:
Astronauts head out again for wiring job

* 2006 Dec. 16 - CNN/AP:
Crowd cheers private spaceport's first launch

* 2006 Dec. 15 - CNN/AP:
How to fold a solar panel -- NASA style

* 2006 Dec. 15 - CNN/AP:
Satellite cleared for takeoff at spaceport

* 2006 Dec. 14 - CNN/AP:
Liquid water theory on Saturn moon questioned

* 2006 Dec. 13 - CNN/AP:
Astronauts face array of tricky tasks

* 2006 Dec. 13 - SpaceWeather.com:
X-FLARE: Sunspot 930 has unleashed another big solar flare

* 2006 Dec. 13 - BBC:
Final stage for telescope design
A project to build the world's biggest telescope has been given
the go-ahead to move into its final design stage.

* 2006 Dec. 13 - CNN/AP:
China's white dolphin called extinct after 20 million years

* 2006 Dec. 12 - LARGE METEOR SHOWER PREDICTED WEDNESDAY NIGHT:
CNN/Space.com: Big meteor shower Wednesday night
NASA: The 2006 Geminid Meteor Shower

* 2006 Dec. 12 - CNN/AP:
Astronauts prepare for spacewalk

* 2006 Dec. 12 - CNN/Reuters:
Study: Global warming prolongs life of space junk

* 2006 Dec. 11 - CNN/AP:
NASA won't put price tag on moon base

* 2006 Dec. 11 - CNN/AP:
Shuttle docks with space station

* 2006 Dec. 11 - CNN/AP:
Shuttle races toward rendezvous with space station

* 2006 Dec. 11 - MacWorld:
iPod takes a place on Space Station
An Apple iPod has a home on the International Space Station

By Jonny Evans

* 2006 Dec. 11 - MSNBC/AP:
Launch of rocket scrubbed due to glitch
Software problem delays deployment of Air Force, NASA satellites

* 2006 Dec. 10 - CNN/AP:
Discovery crew checks for launch damage

* 2006 Dec. 9 - CNN/AP:
NASA gets set for Saturday launch

* 2006 Dec. 8 - CNN/AP:
Planetary triple play on deck this weekend ** More Info** Sunrise Times (Pittsburgh)
IF USING TELESCOPE OR BINOCULARS, DO NOT VIEW SUN, WHICH WILL BE
RISING SHORTLY AFTER THE 3 PLANETS RISE. LOOKING AT THE SUN
WITH A TELESCOPE OR BINOCULARS COULD VERY SERIOUSLY,
AND PERMANENTLY, DAMAGE EYES !!!

* 2006 Dec. 8 - CNN/AP:
Report: Ebola killing African gorillas

* 2006 Dec. 8 - BBC:
Ariane sends satellites to orbit
The European heavy-lift rocket Ariane 5 has been launched from
French Guiana to put two satellites in orbit.

* 2006 Dec. 7 - CNN/AP:
NASA: Bad weather may delay Discovery launch

* 2006 Dec. 7 - CNN/AP:
NASA: Global warming reducing ocean's food supply

* 2006 Dec. 7 - CNN/Reuters:
Researchers batty over winged mammal's long tongue

* 2006 Dec. 6 - CNN/Reuters:
Black hole gulps remote star

* 2006 Dec. 6 - CNN/AP:
Photos show evidence of recent water on Mars

* 2006 Dec. 5 - CNN:
NASA wants permanent moon base
Also: 2006 Dec. 5 - Time Magazine:
Promising the Moon
Despite a history of failed projects and the inevitable budget questions,
NASA's plan to build a base on the moon's south lunar pole
could be the real deal

By JEFFREY KLUGER

* 2006 Dec. 4 - SpaceWeather.com:
Rare Tornado Near Historic Alexandria Library in Egypt: Photo

* 2006 Dec. 1 - NASA:
Lunar Leonid Strikes
Meteoroids are smashing into the Moon more than expected.

* 2006 Dec. 1 - CNN/AP:
Engineers have trouble boosting space station

* 2006 Dec. 1 - CNN/Reuters:
Study: Single massive asteroid wiped out dinosaurs

* 2006 Nov. 30 - CNN/Reuters:
Ancient astronomical device thrills scholars
Also see The 2,000-year-old computer

* 2006 Nov. 30 - CNN/Reuters:
Hawking: Humans must colonize other planets


* NEW MOVIE RELEASES:

** 2006 Dec. 1 - The Boston Globe:
'The Nativity Story'
Which describes the Star of Bethlehem as conjunction of Venus and Jupiter,
one of the alternatives given in Buhl Planetarium's "Star of Bethlehem"
sky show, shown in the original Theater of the Stars 1939-1990.

** 2006 Nov. 28 - IN THEATERS DEC. 22:
"Night at the Museum" *** More info


* News Release - 2006 Nov. 28:

RAD Denies Taxpayer Funds for Rehab of
Old Post Office Roof, Long-Neglected by Children's Museum

* 2006 Nov. 28 - SpaceDaily.com:
Astronomers Find First Ever Gamma Ray Clock

* 2006 Nov. 28 - Detroit Free Press:
Arts
With bodies on display, science center
to attract visitors and ethical questions
BY MARTIN F. KOHN

* 2006 Nov. 28 - New Movie Release Dec. 22:
"Night at the Museum" *** More info

* 2006 Nov. 27 - CNN/Reuters:
Rich Chinese buying tickets to space

* 2006 Nov. 27 - CNN/Reuters:
Study: Humpback whales have 'human' brain cells

* 2006 Nov. 27 - EarthTimes.org:
Thunderstorms could be the cause for Saturn's spokes, say scientists
By Ravi Chopra

* 2006 Nov. 26 - Washington Post:
Commentary
How Inconvenient
Science a la Joe Camel

By Laurie David
National Science Teachers' Association rejects offer of 50,000 DVD copies of Al
Gore's film on Global Warming, "An Inconvenient Truth," for use in science classes.

* 2006 Nov. 24 - CNN/Reuters:
Gene makes wheat more nutritious

* 2006 Nov. 22 - BBC:
Telescope captures double blast
Two stars have been seen to explode within months
of each other in the same galaxy by the Swift telescope.

* 2006 Nov. 22 - Forbes Magazine On-Line:
Business In The Beltway
Will Democrats Ride To Museums' Rescue?
By Ashlea Ebeling

* 2006 Nov. 21 - NASA:
Thanksgiving Skies
There are some things you can only see from the window of an airplane

* 2006 Nov. 21 - CNN/AP:
Global warming already killing species, analysis says

* 2006 Nov. 21 - CNN/AP:
NASA still hunting for Mars-exploring workhorse

* 2006 Nov. - Institute of Museum and Library Services:
Nov. 21: Mary L. Chute Reappointed IMLS Deputy Director for Libraries
Nov. 20: IMLS Launches New Conservation Initiative

* 2006 Nov. 15 - Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Going for a blast into the real past
If the experiment works, a signal could be received before it's sent

By TOM PAULSON
Time Travel? Attempt to send photon back in time!

2006 Nov. 20 - CNN/AP:
Pittsburgh polar bears get new home

2006 Nov. 20 - ABC:
Move Over Tiger: Astronauts Prep for Space Golf
By GINA SUNSERI

2006 Nov. 20 - Daily Times/AP, Pakistan:
Space probe to search for missing craft

2006 Nov. 18 - ZeeNews.com:
China`s first ever space textbook declassified and published

* 2006 Nov. 17 - Leonid Meteor Shower This Weekend --
2006 Nov. 17 - CNN/Space.com:
Leonid meteor shower nears peak
By Joe Rao
2006 Nov. 14 - NASA:
Return of the Leonids
Author: Dr. Tony Phillips

2006 Nov. 17 - CNN/AP:
Climate conference agrees on next steps

* 2006 Nov. 17 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Pitt professor scores Science double-header
By Allison M. Heinrichs

* 2006 Nov. 15 - Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Going for a blast into the real past
If the experiment works, a signal could be received before it's sent

By TOM PAULSON
Time Travel? Attempt to send photon back in time!

* 2006 Nov. 13 - The Space Review:
Not really lost in space: the new National Space Policy
by Dwayne A. Day

* 2006 Nov. 13 - BBC:
Contact lost with Mars spacecraft
Nasa's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft has been out of contact
with Earth for more than a week.

* 2006 Nov. 13 - CNN/AP:
Clever manatees happy, not dumb

* 2006 Nov. 12 - Slashdot.org:
NASA Avoids "Happy New Year" On Shuttle

* 2006 Nov. 12 - Science Daily:
Happy Birthday, Venus Express!

* 2006 Nov. 9 - CNN/AP:
Discovery creeps to launch pad

* 2006 Nov. 9 - CNN/AP:
Mariners report new island in South Pacific

* 2006 Nov. 9 - CNN/AP:
Smithsonian offers a view from above

* 2006 Nov. 8 - CNN/Reuters:
Could our big brains come from Neanderthals?

* 2006 Nov. 8 - CNN/Reuters:
Project would plant a billion trees worldwide

* 2006 Nov. 8 - Philadelphia Inquirer:
Editorial:
Fixing the Hubble
Editorial | A triumph of science over beans

* 2006 Nov. 8 - People's Daily, Beijing, China:
Science news fights for column space in Chinese newspapers

* 2006 Nov. 6 - CNN/Reuters:
Swirling plastic vortex menaces sea life

* 2006 Nov. 6 - Cornell Chronicle:
Despite significant recommended cuts from NSF for Arecibo,
Cornell astronomers are optimistic about observatory's future

By Lauren Gold

* 2006 Nov. 6 - ABC News:
Military and Space Museum Closes Temporarily
As USS Intrepid Moved for Overhaul

By PAT MILTON

* 2006 Nov. 6 - NASA:
Bizarre Lunar Orbits

* 2006 Nov. 1 - COSMOS:
Lost Moon landing tapes discovered
By Carmelo Amalfi

Astronauts to visit Hubble for service call

* 2006 Oct. 31 - CNN/AP:
Deep Impact probe heading for new comet

* 2006 Oct. 27 - LAObserved:
Observatory's science lacking?
By Kevin Roderick
Regarding upcoming Nov. 3 reopening of renovated and enlarged
Griffith Observatory and Planetarium, Los Angeles.

* 2006 Oct. 27 - International Astronomical Union (IAU):
IAU Announces International Year of Astronomy 2009

* 2006 Oct. 27 - CNN/AP:
Space station crew unloads cargo ship

* 2006 Oct. 27 - CNN/AP:
Software billionaire next space tourist

* 2006 Oct. 27 - Cornell Chronicle:
John Murra, professor emeritus of anthropology, dies at 90
By Franklin Crawford

* 2006 Oct. 26 - Astronomy Magazine:
Astronomy magazine podcast: Yerkes Observatory sale
Kyle Cudworth of Yerkes Observatory discusses the latest on the
Yerkes sale with Astronomy Assistant Editor Jeremy McGovern.

* 2006 Oct. 26 - NASA:
A Growing Intelligence Around Earth

* 2006 Oct. 26 - South Hills Backyard Astronomers:
COMET SWAN is now 5th magnitude, technically visible to the
naked-eye, IF you are in a dark location.

* 2006 Oct. 26 - CNN/AP:
Problem with ISS cargo ship fixed

* 2006 Oct. 25 - CNN/AP:
The Spark of a New Era
70th Anniversary of JPL Rocketry

* 2006 Oct. 24 - LiveScience.com:
Virtual Helmet Takes Wearer to Outer Space
Beginning of Virtual Planetarium

* 2006 Oct. 20 - NASA:
2006 Transit of Mercury
NEVER USE A TELESCOPE OR BINOCULARS TO LOOK AT THE SUN,
SOLAR ECLIPSE, OR SOLAR TRANSIT OF A PLANET WITHOUT THE
PROPER TRAINING AND FILTERING EQUIPMENT.
OTHERWISE, YOU COULD SEVERELY DAMAGE YOUR EYES,
PERMANENTLY !!!

* 2006 Oct. 25 - CNN/AP:
Dire prediction for world's coral reefs

* 2006 Oct. 25 - CNN/AP:
Celebrity chef whips up food to go -- into orbit

* 2006 Oct. 23 - CNN/AP:
Hubble (Space Telescope) could soon learn its fate

* 2006 Oct. 20 - NASA:
2006 Transit of Mercury
NEVER USE A TELESCOPE OR BINOCULARS TO LOOK AT THE SUN,
SOLAR ECLIPSE, OR SOLAR TRANSIT OF A PLANET WITHOUT THE
PROPER TRAINING AND FILTERING EQUIPMENT.
OTHERWISE, YOU COULD SEVERELY DAMAGE YOUR EYES,
PERMANENTLY !!!

* 2006 Oct. 17 - Adventure Science Center, Nashville:
Adventure Science Center To Build State-Of-The-Art
Planetarium And Sky And Space Wing
$20 Million Project Will Give Children Unparalleled Opportunities
To Explore the Final Frontier

* 2006 Oct. 20 - National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Hawaii:
Subaru Earthquake Update
Regards impact of recent Hawaii earthquake on Suburu Telescope,
the mirror of which was produced by L-3 Brashear in Pittsburgh.

* 2006 Oct. 18 - Investor's Business Daily:
John Brashear Kept His Goals In Sharp Focus
BY DONNA HOWELL, Technology Reporter
Friends of the Zeiss Project Director Glenn A. Walsh is extensively
quoted in this national business newspaper article, regarding the life of
famous 19th century astronomer and lens maker John A. Brashear.

* 2006 Oct. 17 - CNN/AP:
Scientists create new element

* 2006 Oct. 17 - CNN/AP:
NASA may delay future shuttle launches

* 2006 Oct. 17 - CNN/Reuters:
Antarctic ice collapse tied to greenhouse gases

* 2006 Oct. 17 - CNN/Reuters:
Spacecraft brings Mars into focus

* 2006 Oct. 17 - National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Hawaii:
Subaru Earthquake Update
Regards impact of recent Hawaii earthquake on Suburu Telescope,
the mirror of which was produced by L-3 Brashear in Pittsburgh.

* 2006 Oct. 16 - W.M. Keck Observatory, Hawaii:
Earthquake Update from W.M. Keck Observatory
Regards impact of recent Hawaii earthquake on Observatory.

* 2006 Oct. 16 - CNN/AP:
Unusual meteorite found in Kansas
New ground-penetrating radar technology might someday be used on Mars

By Roxana Hegeman

* 2006 Oct. 12 - WhereMostNeeded.org:
Museum CFO Charged with Crime:
Used Endowment to Cover Deficits

* 2006 Oct. 12 - New Scientist:
Imagine Earth without people
By Bob Holmes

* 2006 Oct. 11 - Notice - New Web Page:
Buhl Planetarium "Firsts" and World Records

* 2006 Oct. 11 - CNN/Reuters:
Space station crew goes out for a spin

* 2006 Oct. 11 - CNN/Reuters:
Earth wobbles linked to extinctions

* 2006 Oct. 11 - CNN/Reuters:
Multicolored bird hailed as new species

* 2006 Oct. 11 - CNN/AP:
Jupiter's smaller spot getting redder

* 2006 Oct. 10 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Local observatory helps confirm planet's existence
By David Templeton

* 2006 Oct. 10 - CNN/Reuters:
Yahoo laser to ask: Anybody there?

* 2006 Oct. 10 - CNN/AP:
Study: Dust may quell hurricanes

* 2006 Oct. 9 - The Chronicle of Higher Education:
The Decline of the Natural-History Museum
By Thomas H. Benton

* 2006 Oct. 9 - EOnLine.com:
"Trek" (Star Trek) Auction Beams Up Big Bucks
by Joal Ryan

* 2006 Oct. 9 - CNN/Reuters:
NASA considers Frenchman for space station stint

* 2006 Oct. 9 - CNN/AP:
Greece hopeful museum will house Elgin marbles

* 2006 Oct. 9 - WhereMostNeeded.com:
Brooklyn Museum Reorganizes to the Dismay of Old Guard

* 2006 Oct. 6 - CNN:
Mars images show rover perched on crater

* 2006 Oct. 6 - CNN/AP:
Space debris punched hole in shuttle

* 2006 Oct. 4 - CNN/Reuters:
Scientists teleport two different objects

* 2006 Oct. 4 - CNN/Space.com:
Mysterious radio hiss blamed on space weather

* 2006 Oct. 4 - CNN/Reuters:
Report: Sewage, coastal destruction threaten oceans

* 2006 Oct. 4 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line:
New Nobel winner set to get Pitt prize tomorrow

* 2006 Oct. 4 - CNN/AP:
Son follows father and wins Nobel

* 2006 Oct. 4 - Washington Post On-Line:
Rocket Monopoly Approved
Boeing-Lockheed Alliance Likely to Increase Costs

By Renae Merle

* 2006 Oct. 3 - NASA:
Novarupta
Regarding largest volcanic eruption of 20th century.

* 2006 Oct. - PhysicsToday.org:
Saving our view of the night skies

* 2006 Oct. 3 - CNN/AP:
Americans win Nobel physics prize

* 2006 Oct. 3 - Institute of Museum and Library Services:
IMLS Swears in National Museum and Library Services Board Members,
Announces Conservation Initiative during Anniversary Celebration

* 2006 Oct. 1 - CNN/AP:
Software finds missing 'a' in Armstrong's moon quote

* 2006 Sept. 29 - The New York Times:
Where the Moon Stood Still, and the Ancients Watched
By MIRIAM HORN

* 2006 Sept. 29 - CNN/AP:
NASA OKs night launch for shuttle
By Jeanna Bryner

* 2006 Sept. 28 - CNN/AP:
Space tourist, crew touch down

* 2006 Sept. 28 - NASA:
Strange Moonlight

* 2006 Sept. 26 - CNN/Space.com:
Astronomers find supernova first spotted in A.D. 185
By Jeanna Bryner

* 2006 Sept. 26 - CNN/Reuters:
Private rocket fails to reach space

* 2006 Sept. 25 - CNN/AP:
Iranian women applaud space tourist

* 2006 Sept. 25 - CNN/AP:
China cracks open door on secretive space program

* 2006 Sept. 25 - CNN/Reuters:
Japan launches sun satellite

* 2006 Sept. 25 - CNN/AP:
Injured dolphin may get prosthetic tail

* 2006 Sept. 25 - ScienceDaily.com:
Students Launch Project To Send Rocket Into Space For Under £1,000

* 2006 Sept. 24 - KurzweilAI.net:
The Moon as backup drive for civilization

* 2006 Sept. 24 - Scientific American:
Rocket launch in U.S. ushers in cheap space flight
By Tim Gaynor

* 2006 Sept. 23 - SpaceRef.com/NASA:
NASA Administrator Michael Griffin Visits China

* 2006 Sept. 23 - BBC:
Japan launches Sun 'microscope' By Jonathan Amos

* 2006 Sept. 22 - Nature:
Shooting for space on a shoestring
Just how cheap can rockets get?

By Michael Hopkin

* 2006 Sept. 21 - Space.com:
Private Space Habitat Could Launch by 2010
By Warren Ferster

* 2006 Sept. 22 - CNN/AP:
Astronaut collapses during ceremony

Mission Updates from NASA

* 2006 Sept. 22 - CNN/Reuters:
Space tourist enjoying her stay

* 2006 Sept. 21 - CNN/AP:
Atlantis lands safely in Florida

Mission Updates from NASA

* 2006 Sept. 21 - NASA:
Surprises from the Edge of the Solar System

* 2006 Sept. 21 - European Space Agency:
Cydonia - the face on Mars

* 2006 Sept. 20 - CNN/AP:
NASA: Atlantis to land Thursday

Mission Updates from NASA

* 2006 Sept. 20 - CNN/AP:
Female space tourist arrives at space station

* 2006 Sept. 20 - WhereMostNeeded.com:
Artist Thinks Contemporary Art Museums Have Sold Out

* 2006 Sept. 19 - CNN/AP:
Mystery object delays shuttle landing

Mission Updates from NASA

* 2006 Sept. 19 - Institute of Museum and Library Services:
Libraries, Museums, and Public Broadcasters Collaborate
to Improve Their Communities

* 2006 Sept. 18 - NASA:
NASA's Greatest Fan Video Contest for ages 13-24

* 2006 Sept. 18 - CNN:
Female space tourist blasts off

* 2006 Sept. 18 - European Space Agency:
New evidence links stellar remains to oldest recorded supernova

* 2006 Sept. 17 - CNN/AP:
Shuttle crew heads for home, Wednesday landing planned

Mission Updates from NASA

* 2006 Sept. 16 - CNN/AP:
Shuttle crew gets lie-in, chance to play

Mission Updates from NASA

* 2006 Sept. 15 - CNN/AP:
Astronauts complete final spacewalk

Mission Updates from NASA

* 2006 Sept. 15 - CNN/AP:
First female space tourist poised for launch

* 2006 Sept. 14 - CNN/AP:
Astronomers find distant, fluffy world

* 2006 Sept. 12 - CNN/AP:
Spacewalker loses bolt and spring

Mission Updates from NASA

* 2006 Sept. 12 - CNN/AP:
Meteor's sonic boom rattles residents

* 2006 Sept. 11 - CNN/AP:
Russia-China plan for moon mission

* 2006 Sept. 11 - CNN/AP:
'Busy day' as Atlantis docks to space station

Mission Updates from NASA

* 2006 Sept. 10 - CNN/AP:
Shuttle early report: No damage to skin

Mission Updates from NASA

* 2006 Sept. 10 - CNN:
6.0 quake in Gulf shakes Southeast

* 2006 Sept. 9 - CNN/AP:
Atlantis roars off into space

Mission Updates from NASA

* 2006 Sept. 9 - Australian Broadcasting Corporation:
Space mission to probe solar blasts

* 2006 Sept. 8 - StarTrek.com:
Star Trek at 40: September 8, 1966
40th anniversary of popular science-fiction television series.

* 2006 Sept. 8 - CNN:
NASA scrubs shuttle launch, hopes for better luck Saturday

* Latest news on damaged Carnegie Library clock tower
and Carnegie Library intention to relocate first U.S. publicly-funded
Carnegie Library, built by Andrew Carnegie in neighborhood of his youth.

* Latest news on construction of subway link to serve Pittsburgh's Lower North Side
(where industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie grew-up),
including original Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny (nation's first
publicly-funded Carnegie Library), Carnegie Hall (world's first Carnegie Hall),
and original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science.

* Latest news on conversion of last hometown department store, Kaufmann's.
to Macy's; earlier hometown department store, Boggs and Buhl, led to
construction of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science.

* 2006 Sept. 7 - Space.com:
Newfound Object Further Blurs Planet Definition
By Ker Than

* 2006 Sept. 6 - CNN/AP:
Shuttle launch delayed until Friday at soonest

* 2006 Sept. 5 - CNN/AP:
NASA expects weather to hold for Atlantis

* 2006 Sept. 5 - CNN/AP:
Europe's spacecraft hits the moon

More Details

* 2006 Sept. 5 - BBC:
Aye to the telescope
By Finlo Rohrer

* 2006 Sept. 2 - ScienceDaily.com:
Hubble Captures A Rare Eclipse On Uranus

* 2006 Sept. 2 - The Australian:
Plea to keep the universe Greek

* 2006 Sept. 1 - TerraDaily.com/UPI:
Evolution Science Back On US Grant List

* 2006 Sept 1 - News Release:
Space Probe Crash on Moon May Be Visible to
Amateur Astronomers with Large Telescopes Saturday Night

More Details

* 2006 Sept. 1 - Washington Post:
Lockheed Wins Contract to Build NASA's New Spaceship
By Renae Merle

* 2006 Sept. 1 - CNN/AP:
Russia delays Soyuz launch

* 2006 Sept. 1 - CNN/AP:
Key Apollo figure Rocco Petrone dies

* 2006 Sept. 1 - NASA:
Solar Sentinels

* 2006 Aug. 31 - CNN/AP:
NASA aims for Wednesday launch

* 2006 Aug. 31 - Australian Broadcasting Corporation:
Polynesian sailing myth all at sea
By Judy Skatssoon

* 2006 Aug. 31 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
City seeks new site for North Side library
By Diana Nelson Jones
Allegheny Regional Branch Library was first publicly-funded Carnegie Library
in United States, in neighborhood where Andrew Carnegie grew-up,
next-door to original Buhl Planetarium.

* 2006 Aug. 29 - CNN/AP:
Change of plans for Atlantis

* 2006 Aug. 29 - WhereMostNeeded.org:
Space Museum Founder Ordered to Pay
Resistution for Stolen Artifacts

* 2006 Aug. 28 - News Release:
Children’s Museum Ignores Roof Needs in 2002, During Capital Campaign;
Now Seeks Taxpayer Funds for Old Post Office Roof Replacement

Gutting of Buhl Planetarium facilities received priority over roof repair.

* 2006 Aug. 28 - CNN:
NASA scrubs Atlantis launch under storm threat

* 2006 Aug. 28 - CNN/AP:
World's oldest person dies at age 116

* 2006 Aug. 27 - NASA:
NASA Working 'Competing Objectives' on Atlantis Launch
Keeping an eye on Hurricane Ernesto

* 2006 Aug. 26 - CNN:
Shuttle launch delayed till Monday due to lightning
From Marsha Walton

* 2006 Aug. 25 - CNN/Reuters:
Shuttle launch countdown begins

* 2006 Aug. 25 - CNN/AP:
Meet the first female space tourist

* 2006 Aug. 25 - NASA:
Martian Misinformation
* 2006 Aug. 2 - BEWARE OF MARS E-MAIL HOAX:
Ignore e-mail retread messages (originated in 2003 or 2005) which claim that Mars
will appear as large as the Moon in 2006 August. From Earth, Mars can NEVER
appear as large as our Moon appears in the sky!
Read warnings, from 2005, regarding this hoax e-mail:
BadAstronomy.com *** NASA

* 2006 Aug. 25 - The Great Planet Debate --
** 2006 Aug. 27 - Scotland on Sunday:
Pluto row could lead to Neptune losing planet status
RICHARD GRAY
SCIENCE CORRESPONDENT
** 2006 Aug. 25 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Then there were 8: Pluto isn't a planet
Astronomers' new rules change status

By Pete Zapadka
** 2006 Aug. 25 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Dwarfed by comparison
By Allison M. Heinrichs
** 2006 Aug. 25 - DNAIndia.com:
Indian who knew Pluto 20 years before anybody else
By Sachin Kalbag
** SkyTonight.com/Sky and Telescope:

Planet Debate Heats Up
by Richard Tresch Fienberg
** 2006 Aug. 16 - IAU:
The IAU draft definition of "planet" and "plutons"
** More Details on IAU Definitions

* 2006 Aug. 23 - NASA:
Mariner Meteor Mystery, Solved?

* 2006 Aug. 23 - LPOD.org:
40 Years Ago Today:
First Earth-rise Photo From Moon

* 2006 Aug. 22 - CNN/AP:
Spaceman spills the beans
New manned spacecraft to Moon called "Orion."

* 2006 Aug. 22 - CNN/AP:
Russian solves historic math problem, shuns prize

* 2006 Aug. 21 - CNN/AP:
Engineers swap out bolts on Atlantis
Launch window opens August 27

* 2006 Aug. 20 - The Sydney Morning Herald:
One small step in hunt for moon film world didn't see
By Carmel Egan
Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" (a favorite Buhl Planetarium
laser-light concert) may help find missing Apollo video tapes.

* 2006 Aug. 20 - The Guardian, London:
Revealed: world's oldest computer
By Helena Smith
Machine from 80 B.C. used to map the motions of the sun, moon and planets.

* 2006 Aug. 18 - The Great Planet Debate --
** SkyTonight.com/Sky and Telescope:

Planet Debate Heats Up
by Richard Tresch Fienberg
** 2006 Aug. 16 - IAU:
The IAU draft definition of "planet" and "plutons"
** More Details on IAU Definitions

* 2006 Aug. 14 - Press & Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton NY:
BUDGET WOES AT ROBERSON MUSEUM
Cuts threaten Kopernik
Director on deficit: 'We are really in trouble'

By Brian Liberatore
Binghamton museum and observatory in financial trouble.

* 2006 Aug. 14 - Washington Post/AP:
NASA Borrows Ideas From Apollo Program
By JAY REEVES

* 2006 Aug. 14 - CNN/AP:
Pluto on the chopping block
Astronomers meet to define 'planet'

* 2006 Aug. 14 - CNN/Reuters:
'One small step for man,' 700-box tape loss for NASA
Original recordings of Apollo moon missions are missing

* 2006 Aug. 13 - Space.com:
Tale of the TV Tapes: Apollo 11 Mission Archive Mystery Unspools
By Leonard David, Senior Space Writer

* 2006 Aug. 11 - SkyTonight.com/Sky and Telescope Magazine:
Moonlight Perseids by Tony Flanders

* 2006 Aug. 11 - CNN:
Shuttle countdown test goes smoothly

* 2006 Aug. 9 - University of Iowa:
U.S. Space Pioneer, UI Professor James A. Van Allen Dies
Discovered "Van Allen" radiation belts surrounding Earth, in 1958.

* 2006 Aug. 9 - CNN:
Science reveals secrets of invisibility

* 2006 Aug. 9 - CNN/AP:
Group working to restore NASA relic

* 2006 Aug. 9 - BBC:
Full moon fear for Mayon volcano
By Sarah Toms

* 2006 Aug. 9 - BBC:
Paintings reveal pollution clues
Monet's paintings could shed light on pollution in London
at the turn of the 20th Century, say scientists.

* 2006 Aug. 9 - New Book Announcement:
The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 10:
The Berlin Years: Correspondence, May-December 1920,
and Supplementary Correspondence, 1909-1920

* 2006 Aug. 8 - The Guardian, London:
In praise of ... the Voyager space probe
Space probe reaches milestone while flying out of solar system.

* 2006 Aug. 8 - CNN/Space.com:
Study: Universe bigger, older than expected
By Ker Than

* 2006 Aug. 11 - SkyTonight.com/Sky and Telescope Magazine:
Moonlight Perseids by Tony Flanders

* 2006 Aug. 7 - NASA:
Perseid Earthgrazers
may be visible during Aug. 12 Perseid Meteor Shower peak.

* 2006 Aug. 7 - WhereMostNeeded.com:
Hermitage Museum Responds with Surprising Transparency to Insider Thefts

* 2006 Aug. 7 - Southern Arkansas University:
Historic Pottery Stolen from Research Station

* 2006 Aug. 7 - Ten Years Ago...
Possible Evidence of Ancient Martian Life Found on Meteorite
CNN/AP: Meteorite mystery vexes NASA scientists
Few experts believe Martian rock contains traces of life

The Space Review: ALH84001 + 10 by Jeff Foust
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* 2006 Aug. 7 - CNN/AP:
Astronaut Glenn, wife leave hospital
Ex-senator, 85, suffered minor fracture in car accident

* 2006 Aug. 7 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Exhibit A:
Local museums experience ups and downs attracting crowds

By Tim McNulty

* 2006 Aug. 7 - Washington Post:
Military Blimps Report for Duty
By Renae Merle
Pentagon explores low-cost older technology.

* 2006 Aug. 4 - Institute of Museum and Library Services:
Five Presidential Nominees Appointed to
National Museum and Library Services Board

* 2006 Aug. 4 - NASA:
The X-Moon
Extreme Sports Olympics on the Moon?

* 2006 Aug. 3 - CNN/Space.com:
Moon's odd bulge finally explained
By Sara Goudarzi

* 2006 Aug. 3 - Detroit Free Press:
Plymouth museum director fired
BY ZACHARY GORCHOW
Museum Director used museum resources for political campaign?

* 2006 Aug. 3 - BBC:
Peru link to Indian archaeological find?
By Harsh Kabra

* 2006 Aug. 2 - BEWARE OF MARS E-MAIL HOAX:
Ignore e-mail retread messages (originated in 2003 or 2005) which claim that Mars
will appear as large as the Moon in 2006 August. From Earth, Mars can NEVER
appear as large as our Moon appears in the sky!
Read warnings, from 2005, regarding this hoax e-mail:
BadAstronomy.com *** NASA

* 2006 August 2 - CNN/AP:
Atlantis rolls out to launch pad

* 2006 August 1 - CNN/AP:
Mother-of-pearl clouds float over Antarctica

Can Cleveland residents see Canada across Lake Erie?
* 2006 July 30 - Examiner.com/AP:
Scientists Say Erie Mirage Could Be Real
* 2006 July 27 - The Plain Dealer, Cleveland:
Can't believe your eyes? Yes, that's Canada!
Mirage can give you a glimpse up north

By Michael O'Malley

* 2006 July 29 - New Scientist:
Electrified bugs soar into space and infest the galaxy

* 2006 July 28 - The Wall Street Journal:
Editorial - REVIEW & OUTLOOK:
The Art of Pricing
Even museums are subject to the forces of the market

* 2006 July 18 - The State, Columbia SC:
'THE CULTURAL ANCHOR OF DOWNTOWN'
Study touts art museum’s impact
Report shows it generates $9.7 million annually to Columbia economy

By NOELLE PHILLIPS

* 2006 July 28 - Galileo's Crescent Moon
European observers, on July 29, may see same Moon Galileo saw in 1609.

* 2006 July 27 - UniverseToday.com:
The Largest Structure in the Universe
Astronomers discover gigantic filaments of galaxies,

* 2006 July 26 - CNN/AP:
Cassini finds evidence of hydrocarbon lakes on Titan

* 2006 July 26 - CNN/AP:
Forgotten Jamestown well holds centuries-old artifacts

* 2006 July 26 - CNN/Space.com:
Bigelow gambles on private space station

* 2006 July 26 - Yahoo! News/AP:
New rubber sidewalks easier on the joints
By DERRILL HOLLY

* 2006 July 25 - CNN/Reuters:
Drought reduces Iguazu Falls to a trickle in Brazil

* 2006 July 24 - Yahoo! News/Reuters:
Space, the final frontier for "Star Trek's" Scotty
Remains of Star Trek's "Scotty" (actor James Doohan), and
Mercury Astronaut Gordon Cooper, to be launched into Space in Oct.

* 2006 July 24 - CNN/Reuters:
Shuttle Atlantis readied for launch

* 2006 July 24 - CNN/AP:
Spacewalks for sale
Space tourists offered 'holy grail of spaceflight'

* 2006 July 22 - SpaceWeather.com:
AURORA WATCH: Magnetic filament snapped (exploded) on Sun on July 20

* 2006 July 22 - The New York Times:
Critic's Notebook
Should Art Museums Always Be Free? There’s Room for Debate
By ROBERTA SMITH

* 2006 July 21 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Richland High grad in charge of shuttle
Will command Discovery in 2007

By David Templeton

* 2006 July 21 - Carnegie Institution of Washington:
Father of Earth-formation models, Carnegie’s George Wetherill, dies at 80

* 2006 July 20 - SkyandTelescope.com:
SOFIA Saved!
Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)
restored to NASA budget for FY 2007
By Jonathan McDowell

* 2006 July 20 - CNN/Space.com:
Quick turnaround for shuttle
Atlantis slated for August launch, Discovery in December

By Tariq Malik

* 2006 July 20 - European Space Agency:
SMART-1 birthday postcard of Apollo 11 landing site

* 2006 July 19 - National Radio Astronomy Observatory:
Observatory Publishes Memoir of Pioneer Radio Astronomer

* 2006 July 18 - News Release:
Space Probe Crash on Moon May Be Visible to
Amateur Astronomers with Large Telescopes

More Details

* 2006 July 18 - The New York Times:
In a Lawsuit Aimed at Iran, Terror Victims Focus on
Ancient Artifacts in a Chicago Museum

By ROBIN POGREBIN

* 2006 July 18 - Institute of Museum and Library Services:
Institute of Museum and Library Services Announces
$16.9 million for Museums for America
Nation’s Largest Federal Funding Program for Museums
Will Strengthen 177 Museums from Art to Zoo, Across America

* 2006 July 18 - Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-121) News:
CNN/AP: Discovery crew: 'We did it'
NASA: Review of STS-121 Mission

* 2006 July 18 - CNN/AP:
Virgin Galactic on track to begin space flights

* 2006 July 17 - The Space Review:
Genesis and the future space hotel<
by Taylor Dinerman

* 2006 July 17 - DNAIndia.com/Reuters:
NASA's history, from Mercury to the moon

* 2006 July 17 - The Independent, Massillon OH:
NASA Helps Visually Impaired Students Rocket On

* 2006 July 17 - Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-121) News:
CNN: Discovery returns home
Crew completes 5.3-million-mile trip

NASA: Welcome Home

* 2006 July 17 - SkyandTelescope.com:
Saturn's Spare Tire
By Selby Cull
Debris pocket bulging out of one of Saturn's rings
discovered by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

* 2006 July 15-20 - USS Monitor Expedition 2006:
Researchers to map shipwreck of one of the greatest American
technological innovations of the 19th century: USS Monitor

* 2006 July 14 - Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-121) News:
CNN/AP: Discovery crew pack bags, prepare for space station undocking
Astronauts to conduct late shuttle inspection

NASA: Leonardo Returns to Shuttle’s Payload Bay

* 2006 July 13 - Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-121) News:
CNN/AP: Astronauts to look for dings in shuttle
Crew takes a break, throws M&Ms across cockpit

NASA: Day of Light Duty on Tap for Shuttle Crew

* 2006 July 13 - Port Authority Board of Directors approves "North Shore
Connector" rapid transit extension project, to serve Pittsburgh's Lower
North Side.

*** Pittsburgh's Lower North Side, originally Allegheny City,
is home to America's first publicly-funded Carnegie Library
and the world's first Carnegie Hall, Pittsburgh's original
Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science
(which merged with Carnegie Institute in 1987),
and it is the neighborhood where Andrew Carnegie grew-up.

* 2006 July 13 - Physorg.com:
Taking Soil Science to Outer Space

* 2006 July 12 - ThisisLondon.co.uk/The Evening Standard:
New stars at the Planetarium
By Valentine Low
Celebrity replaces Astronomy at London Planetarium.

* 2006 July 12 - SkyandTelescope.com:
Predicting Solar Eruptions
By Selby Cull

* 2006 July 12 - Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-121) News:
CNN/AP: Astronauts spackle in space
Oops! Spatula floats away from spacewalker

NASA: Spacewalkers Demonstrating Repair Techniques

* 2006 July 12 - Lycos.com/AP:
Spacecraft successfully inflates in orbit
By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer

* 2006 July 12 - CNN/AP:
Spacecraft carrying commercial space station launches

* 2006 July 11 - Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-121) News:
CNN/AP: Astronaut to NASA: Can't fix it, duct it?
Bush invites Discovery crew to White House

NASA: Crews Prep for Spacewalk, Receive Call From President

* 2006 July 11 - The New York Times:
A Peek Into the Remarkable Mind Behind the Genetic Code

* 2006 July 10 - BBC:
Electrical pioneer Tesla honoured
Serbian and Croatian officials have joined together to
celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of
electricity pioneer and inventor Nikola Tesla.

More about Nikola Tesla and the Tesla Coil at
Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium.

Also see Dedication of Carnegie Mellon University bust of Mr. Tesla

* 2006 July 10 - News from Norway:
Another meteorite hits Norway
By Nina Berglund

* 2006 July 9 - Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-121) News:
CNN/AP: NASA ponders whether shuttle tuft needs plucking
NASA: Shuttle, Station Crews Hold News Conference

* 2006 July 8 - Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-121) News:
CNN/AP: Astronauts begin spacewalk
NASA: Spacewalkers Fix Transporter Problem
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Editorial:
Return mission / Space shuttle Discovery lights up NASA's sky

*2006 July 8 - AP/The Roanoke Times:
Navy and whale advocates settle sonar suit
By DAVID BRISCOE

*2006 July 8 - Broadcast Reply of Glenn A. Walsh to KQV Editorial
Regarding "North Shore Connector" rapid transit extension
project, to serve Pittsburgh's Lower North Side.

* 2006 July 7 - CNN/AP:
U.S. President George Bush Holds News Conference at
Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry --
Bush urges more science research funding
News Conference Announced
AP/Beaumont Enterprise: Text of Chicago News Conference

* 2006 July 7 - CNN/AP:
Stephen Hawking has a question for you
'How can human race survive?'
astrophysicist asks on Web site

* 2006 July 6 - Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-121) News:
CNN/AP: Discovery docks with space station
Shuttle performs back flip maneuver

NASA: Discovery Crew to Spend Week at Space Station

* 2006 July 6 - Space.com:
Mystery Object Found in Supernova's Heart

* 2006 July 6 - CNN/Reuters:
'Starshade' may aid space exploration
With Telescopes When Looking for Earth-like Planets

* 2006 July 6 - CNN/Reuters:
Agreement protects Monarch butterfly

* 2006 July 5 - CNN/AP:
Whale lawsuit forces Navy to change sonar plan

* 2006 July 5 - Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-121) News:
CNN/AP: Astronauts start heat shield inspections
NASA: Docking with International Space Station: June 6, 10:52 a.m. EDST

* 2006 July 5 - LiveScience.com:
Scientists Issue Dire Warning on Marine Life

* 2006 July 4 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Pittsburgh natives' camera aboard shuttle Discovery
By Dan Majors

* 2006 July 3 - LiveScience.com:
Americans Sleep Less than They Think They Do
By Robert Roy Britt

* 2006 July 3 - LiveScience.com:
Understanding of Human Body Clock Reworked
By Ker Than

* 2006 July 3 - CNN & NASA:
Crack in Space Shuttle Foam Insulation Being Analyzed;
Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-121) Launch
Still Tentatively Scheduled for July 4, 2:38 p.m. EDST

* 2006 July 2 - NASA:
Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-121) Launch
Postponed to July 4, 2:38 p.m. EDST

* 2006 July 1 - NASA:
Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-121) Launch
Postponed to July 2, 3:26 p.m. EDST

* 2006 June 30 - NASA:
Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-121) Readies for July 1 Launch

* 2006 June 29 - NASA:
A Heavenly Sky Show on the 4th of July

* 2006 June 29 - NASA:
Pluto-Bound, Student-Built Dust Detector Renamed "Venetia,"
Honoring Girl Who Named Ninth Planet

* 2006 June 27 - Yahoo! News/AP:
Tropical Stonehenge may have been found
By STAN LEHMAN

* 2006 June 26 - NASA:
Mysterious Lunar Swirls

* 2006 June 26 - Space.com:
Huge Asteroid to Fly Past Earth July 3
By Joe Rao

* 2006 June 23 - Space.com:
Hubble Telescope's Main Camera Stops Working
By Robert Roy Britt

* 2006 June 22 - LiveScience.com:
Cell Phones Increase Risk of Death By Lightning, Doctors Claim
By Ker Than

* 2006 June 21 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Carnegie Mellon University unveils bust of great inventor Tesla
By David Templeton
More about Nikola Tesla and the Tesla Coil at
Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium.

Also see 150th anniversary of Mr. Tesla's birth.

* 2006 June 21 - Space.com:
STS-121 Launch Dissent Stemmed From Risk to Shuttle, Not Astronauts
By Tariq Malik

* 2006 June 21 - Astronomy Picture of the Day, NASA:
Sunrise Solstice (in 2005) at Stonehenge
Credit & Copyright: Pete Strasser (Tucson, Arizona, USA)

* 2006 June 20 - Science Magazine/AAAS:
Pluto's Twins Get Their Names - Names for 2 new moons
By Govert Schilling

* 2006 June 19 Monday Morning 9:00 a.m. (EDST)
Ceremony designating South Hills Post Office, Pittsburgh
as "Congressman James Grove Fulton Memorial Post Office Building":
Official Presentation of Plaque from Congressman Timothy Murphy to
the Pittsburgh Postmaster: 2006 June 19, 9:22:50 a.m. (EDST)
H.R.3256
Title: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service
located at 3038 West Liberty Avenue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
as the "Congressman James Grove Fulton Memorial Post Office Building".
Sponsor: Rep Murphy, Tim [PA-18] (introduced 7/12/2005); Cosponsors (18)
Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 109-190: 2006 March 20
Congressman Fulton was ardent supporter of U.S. Space Program.
* 2006 June 19 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Dormont
Post office to be renamed for congressman

(Eighth of thirteen news briefs on web page)

* 2006 June 18 - u>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
New Hazlett is on track to open in September
By Timothy McNulty
Located inside world's first Carnegie Hall, adjacent to America's first
publicly-funded Carnegie Library, and next-door to original Buhl Planetarium.

* 2006 June 16 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
New NASA flight director is Mt. Lebanon native
By David Templeton

* 2006 June 16 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Mt. Lebanon native gains top NASA post
By Greg Latshaw

* 2006 June 15 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
North Shore
Planetarium secures $1 million for upgrade
(Last of 10 news briefs on web page)
Buhl Foundation funding for technological upgrades to the
Henry Buhl, Jr. Planetarium inside The Carnegie Science Center.
Funding did not include restoration of historic Zeiss II Planetarium Projector.

* 2006 June 14 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Science center to offer a better look at the sky
By Tim McNulty
Buhl Foundation funding for technological upgrades to the
Henry Buhl, Jr. Planetarium inside The Carnegie Science Center.
Funding did not include restoration of historic Zeiss II Planetarium Projector.

* 2006 June 15 - News from Norway:
Astronomer apologizes for meteorite fuss
A professor at the Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
at the University of Oslo has issued an editorial apology for
what he called "exaggerated explosive force" linked to reports
of the recent meteorite strike in Norway.
Original article

* 2006 June 13 - NASA:
A Meteoroid Hits the Moon
Possibly from the Arietid Meteor Shower
Also see possible iron meteorite on Mars.

* 2006 June 12 - Forbes Magazine On-Line/AP:
'2001: A Space Odyssey' Composer Ligeti Dies
By WILLIAM J. KOLE

* 2006 June 12 - WhereMostNeeded.org:
IRS Busts Historical Society for Payroll Tax Nonpayment

* 2006 June 11, 10:06AM EDT - Craigslist.org:
Buhl Planetarium Seats - $50
Red cloth seats from Theater of the Stars of the original
Buhl Planetarium for sale.

* 2006 June 11 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
A giant forged:
Pittsburgh and Allegheny City [Now Pittsburgh's North Side]
one hundred years ago
By David M. Brown

* 2006 June 9 - News from Norway:
Record meteorite hit Norway
As Wednesday morning dawned,
northern Norway was hit with an impact
comparable to the atomic bomb used on Hiroshima.

Possibly from the Arietid Meteor Shower
Also see possible iron meteorite on Mars.

* 2006 June 9 - Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA:
Possible Meteorite in 'Columbia Hills' on Mars

* 2006 June 8 - LiveScience.com:
Bizarre Survival Tactic: Gazelles Shrink Heart to Beat Heat
By Bjorn Carey

* 2006 June 8 - WhereMostNeeded.org:
Smithsonian Inspector General Resigns

* 2006 June 7 - SkyandTelescope.com:
Agreement Reached on Yerkes Sale By Robert Naeye
Research & Education to Continue at Historic Yerkes Observatory

* 2006 June 3 - Bering Sea Blog:
Climate Change and the Bering Sea
By Karen DeSeve, Exhibit Developer,
Liberty Science Center, Jersey City NJ

* 2006 June 1 - Pittsburgh City Paper:
Rant #287
Educators: Rein In Kids on School Field Trips

Writer: HEIDI MCDONALD
Regarding poor behaving school groups at Carnegie Science Center

* 2006 June 1 - National Spelling Bee Champ Crowned,
for First Time on National Network Television (ABC-TV)
:
For many years, Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium hosted the local rounds
for the Western Pennsylvania Spelling Bee in the Little Science Theater.

* 2006 June - Reflections Quarterly Publication of the
Mt. Wilson Observatory Association:
ANDREW CARNEGIE VISITS MOUNT WILSON
As Recounted in Newspapers of the Time

(Poor weather obscures view of Halley's Comet
during 1910 March visit.)
By Marilyn Morgan
(Page 4 of the .pdf document)

* 2006 May 25 - USA Today:
NASA launches GOES-N weather satellite
By Travis Reed, Associated Press Writer

* 2006 May 25 - WhereMostNeeded.org:
Space Museum Ex-Director Sentenced for Stealing Artifacts

* 2006 May 23 - Space.com:
Voyager 2 Detects Odd Shape of Solar System's Edge
By Ker Than

* 2006 May 16 - MSNBC:
Moon offers the ultimate lab for explorers
NASA aims to ‘relearn exploration’ and do science at lunar base

By Leonard David

* 2006 May 16 - The Jerusalem Post/AP:
Report: Spacecraft crashed into rendezvous satellite

* 2006 May 15 - SpaceflightNow.com/NASA
X-rays fly as cracking comet streaks across the sky

* 2006 May 15 - The Discovery Channel:
NASA Outfits Shuttle With New Fuel Tank
By Irene Mona Klotz

* 2006 May 15 - The Guardian, Manchester, England:
The scientist that history forgot By David Bodanis

* 2006 May 12 - ScienceDaily.com:
Mars Meteorite Similar To Bacteria-etched Earth Rocks

* 2006 May 11 - Discovery Channel:
Telescopes Catch Comet Break Up
By Larry O'Hanlon, Discovery News

* 2006 May 9 - rediff.com:
Indian astronaut will not train at NASA

* 2006 May 9 - LiveScience.com:
Let Me Tell You a Secret:
How You Hear Whispers

By Robert Roy Britt

* 2006 May 9 - Space.com/AP:
India's Moon Probe to Carry Two NASA Experiments
By Gavin Rabinowitz

* 2006 May 9 - Space.com/Florida Today:
Shuttle Discovery to Leave Hangar Early
By Todd Halvorson

* 2006 May 9 - Space.com:
Reports:
X Prize Sponsor May Become First Female Space Tourist

By Tariq Malik

* 2006 May 8 - LiveScience.com:
Dolphins Name Themselves
By Bjorn Carey

* 2006 May 8 - Space.com/AP:
Japan, NASA to Discuss Supersonic Jet
By Hans Greimer

* 2006 May 7 - Space.com/AP:
Odd Street Notes Point Toward Jupiter,
Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey'

By Jeff Douglas
Several Toynbee "tiles" have been on Downtown Pittsburgh
streets for years. However, most may disappear this year, as
the city repaves most Downtown streets, in preparation for hosting
Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in July. Will they reappear?

* 2006 May 6 - 69th Anniversary, Hindenburg Dirigible Disaster:
Regarding Recording of Live Radio Coverage of Disaster

* 2006 May 4 - Astronomy.com:
Will winter kill the Mars rovers?
Spirit and Opportunity prepare for
a second winter on Mars.

By Michael Carroll

* 2006 May 4 - Astronomy.com:
Tailor-made suit for a visit to Mars
The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium is testing a
Mars-spacesuit prototype in the Badlands.

By Jeremy McGovern

* 2006 May 2 - SkyandTelescope.com:
Comet-Like Asteroids
By Selby Cull

* 2006 May 1 - New York Daily News:
Sky-high time BY AMY SACKS and NICOLE BODE
75th anniversary of 102-story Empire State Building
Built with Dirigible station at top!

* 2006 May - Sky and Telescope Magazine:
Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3
Now Passing Closest

By Alan M. MacRobert and Greg Bryant

* 2006 April 30 - Astronomy Picture of the Day from NASA:
1,000 Years Ago Today:
Sighting of Brightest Supernova in Recorded History!

* 2006 April 28 - LiveScience.com/AP:
Sonar May Be Linked to Stranding of Whales

* 2006 April 28 - LiveScience.com/AP:
Hundreds of Dolphins Die in Zanzibar

* 2006 April 28 - LiveScience.com/AP:
China Releases Panda Into the Wild

* 2006 April 28 - The Washington Post:
Funding a Dinosaur to Try To Finish the Space Station
Until NASA Builds Its Next-Generation Vehicle, the Shuttle Is It

By Guy Gugliotta

* 2006 April 28 - Space.com:
Chinese Space Officials Leave NASA Exploration Workshop
By Brian Berger

* 2006 April 27 - San Diego Union-Tribune:
Mystery disturbance traced to sound wave
Scripps scientists say it traveled over the ocean to desert

Regarding mysterious disturbance that rattled San Diego County on April 4
By Alex Roth

* 2006 April 27 - Space.com:
NASA Says Comet Fragments Won't Hit Earth
By Tariq Malik

* 2006 April 27 - Space.com:
The Accidental Space Activist
By Kenneth Murphy

* 2006 April 27 - Astronomy.com:
Celebrate National Dark-Sky Week
The annual event encourages individuals and businesses to turn off
their outdoor lights and turn on to astronomy this weekend.

By Laura Layton

* 2006 April 27 - Astronomy.com:
No decision on Yerkes yet
Despite months of contemplation,
the University of Chicago hasn't sold the historic observatory.

By Jeremy McGovern

* 2006 April 27 - LiveScience.com:
Olive Branch Buried by Volcano Revises History
By Ker Than

* 2006 April 26 - Space.com:
Moon Race: U.S. Not Alone in Future Lunar Exploration
By Leonard David

* 2006 April 24 - NewScientist.com:
Strange satellite galaxies revealed around Milky Way
By Kimm Groshong

* 2006 April 24 - The Boston Globe/AP:
Russian cargo ship heads to space station

* 2006 April 24 - European Space Agency:
Happy sweet sixteen, Hubble Space Telescope

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* Wed., Dec. 31 - Eve of New Year's Day (Traditional)

* Wed., Dec. 31, 6:59:60 p.m. EST - "Leap Second": one second added to time scales occasionally, to compensate for slowing of rotation rate of Earth.

* Thur., Jan. 1, 12:00:00 Midnight (one second later than normal, due to Leap Second added on 2008 Dec. 31 at 6:59:60 p.m. EST) - New Year's Day: Year A.D. 2009 begins (January 1).

* Thur., Jan. 1 - Eighth day of the 12 days of Christmas (Thur., 2008 Dec. 25 to Mon., 2009 Jan. 5)

* Thur., Jan. 1 - Last day of Kwanzaa (Week-long holiday observance honoring African-American heritage: Fri., 2008 Dec. 26 to Thur., 2009 Jan. 1.)

* Sat., Jan. 3, 8:00 a.m. EST - Peak of Quadrantid Meteor Shower

* Sun., Jan. 4, 6:56 a.m. EST - First Quarter Moon

* Sun., Jan. 4, 10:00 a.m. EST - Earth at perihelion (closest to Sun for year): 147,095,260 kilometers

* Mon., Jan. 5 - "12th Night" of Christmas; end of the 12 days of Christmas, which began on Christmas Day.

* Tue., Jan. 6 - Feast of the Epiphany; the day after the "12th Night" of Christmas. Tradition celebrates Epiphany as day the Magi arrived in Bethlehem to present gifts to the Christ child.

* Wed., Jan. 7 - Orthodox Christmas - As determined by Julian Calendar

* Wed., Jan. 7, 2:00 p.m. EST - Moon 0.8 degree north of Pleiades Star Cluster (M45)

* Sat., Jan. 10, 6:00 a.m. EST - Moon at perigee: 357,497 kilometers - Large Tides Expected.

* Sat., Jan. 10, 10:27 p.m. EST - Full Moon (Wolf Moon) - Largest Moon in 2009.

* Mon., Jan. 12, 1:00 a.m. EST - Moon 1.5 degrees south of Beehive Star Cluster (M44)

* Tue., Jan. 13 - Mercury at perihelion

* Thur., Jan. 15 - Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Observed - USA: Third Monday in January): Birth of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 Jan. 15)

* Thur., Jan. 15, 7:00 a.m. EST - Saturn 6 degrees north of Moon

* Sat., Jan. 17, 9:46 p.m. EST - Last Quarter Moon

* Sun., Jan. 18 - Asteroid Juno in conjunction with the Sun (Juno not visible)

* Mon., Jan. 19 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Observed - USA: Third Monday in January): Birth of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 Jan. 15)

* Tue., Jan. 20, 12:00 Noon EST - Inauguration of the President and Vice President of the United States of America (Every four years: January 20) -- 2009 - President: Barack Obama; Vice President: Joe Biden

* Tue., Jan. 20, 11:00 a.m. EST - Mercury in inferior conjunction (Mercury not visible)

* Wed., Jan. 21, 8:00 a.m. EST - Star Antares 0.02 degree south of Moon; occultation: Pacific Ocean, central portion of South America, South Atlantic Ocean.

* Thur., Jan. 22, 7:00 p.m. EST - Moon at apogee: 406,118 kilometers

* Fri., Jan. 23, 11:00 a.m. EST - Venus 1.4 degrees north of Uranus

* Sat., Jan. 24, 1:00 a.m. EST - Jupiter in conjunction with the Sun (Jupiter not visible)

* Sun., Jan. 25, 11:56.6 p.m. EST - Beginning of Annular Solar Eclipse of Jan. 25 and 26 - Annular Solar Eclipse visible in Indian Ocean and western Indonesia; Partial Solar Eclipse visible in southern third of Africa, Madagascar, Australia except Tasmania, southeast India, Southeast Asia, and Indonesia.
Tips for Safe Viewing: Eclipse of the Sun / Solar Eclipse

* Mon., Jan. 26, 2:55 a.m. EST - New Moon: Lunation 1065

* Mon., Jan. 26, 1:00 p.m. EST - Mercury 4 degrees north of Mars

* Tue., Jan. 27 - 42nd anniversary [1967] of Apollo 1 fire; three astronauts perished.

* Wed., Jan. 28 - 23rd anniversary [1986] of STS Space Shuttle Challenger explosion; seven astronauts perished.
Viewed at Pittsburgh's Buhl Planetarium.

* Fri., Jan. 30, 7:00 a.m. EST - Venus 3 degrees south of Moon

* Sat., Jan. 31 - 51st anniversary [1958] of the first successful launch, by the USA, of an artificial satellite: Explorer 1

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New Book: Theaters of Time and Space
American Planetaria, 1930-1970

By Jordan D. Marche II Discusses the beginning of planetarium theaters in America, with some emphasis on the first five major American planetaria built in the 1930s, including Pittsburgh's Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science.


Buhl Planetarium Operated for the Public:
October 24, 1939 through August 31, 1991
[Operated by Carnegie Institute
from January, 1987 through February, 1994]

This Internet, World Wide Web Site is dedicated to the history of a pioneer in the fields of planetaria and informal Science education for the public: The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania U.S.A. Most people referred to the entire institution as simply "Buhl Planetarium" [except from 1982 February through 1991 August, when it was known as the Buhl Science Center]. This should not be confused with the Henry Buhl, Jr. Planetarium and Observatory, located in Pittsburgh's Carnegie Science Center, which is also sometimes referred to as "Buhl Planetarium."

The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science was the fifth major planetarium erected in the United States. The original Buhl Planetarium includes a Zeiss Mark II Planetarium Projector, now the oldest operable, major planetarium projector in the world ! And, this was the first planetarium projector in the world to be placed on an elevator, a fairly unique "worm-gear" elevator custom-built by Pittsburgh's Westinghouse Electric Company, for greater flexibility in the "Theater of the Stars." The Planetarium Theater was also the first in the world to include a stage for theatrical performances !

The original Buhl Planetarium also includes a rather unique telescope specifically designed for public viewing, although constructed at professional observatory standards. The 10-inch "Siderostat-type" Refractor Telescope, dedicated by famous Astronomer Harlow Shapley in 1941, allows the public to view celestial objects from a warm observing room, during the cold-weather months! This telescope is the world's second largest operable Siderostat-type telescope !

The exterior of the building is constructed of Indiana Limestone, with much of the interior walls[and the Foucault Pendulum Pit] composed of Florentine Marble. In the first floor's Great Hall is a large map of the world, originally created by the United States Maritime Commission for the 1939 World's Fair in New York City. At the time of creation, it was considered the largest Mercator's Projection map in the world !

The original Buhl Planetarium, which was dedicated 1939 October 24, closed as a public museum on 1991 August 31. It continued to be used as a tutorial center for The Carnegie Science Center's Science and Computer classes until 1994 February. The building and historic equipment have not been used for the benefit of the public since 1994. The historic Zeiss II Planetarium Projector and the 10-inch Siderostat-type Refractor Telescope were nearly sold to Navarro College in central Texas in 1995, simply for display as antique equipment; there was no plan to actually use this historic equipment. The Council of the City of Pittsburgh wisely chose to keep this historic equipment in Pittsburgh; the original Buhl Planetarium building, property, equipment, and artifacts are the property of the City of Pittsburgh.

The Pittsburgh Children's Museum, located across the street from the original Buhl Planetarium building[in the 1897 Old Allegheny Post Office building], has presented a proposal to use the original Buhl Planetarium building as part of an expanded Children's Museum/Center. However, currently, the Pittsburgh Children's Museum's proposal does not include retention of the historic equipment or other artifacts remaining in the original Buhl Planetarium building. Dismantling of the historic Zeiss II Planetarium Projector and the 10-inch Siderostat-type Refractor Telescope will result, if the current Pittsburgh Children's Museum and Center proposal proceeds without modification.

Although there is a proposal for reassembly of this equipment at The Carnegie Science Center, the author seriously doubts that the Science Center would actually spend nearly one million dollars to make this equipment functional, once again--particularly considering that the Science Center currently has state-of-the-art planetarium and observatory equipment. Hence, under this proposal, if there is any reassembly of the equipment, they would be reassembled as non-functioning, antique artifacts. Considering that this equipment does function in its original installation, where they are currently located, the disassembly and possible reassembly of non-functioning artifacts would seriously degrade the historic value of this equipment.

This historic equipment was custom-built for use in the original Buhl Planetarium building. These two pieces of equipment could not be used elsewhere without duplicating the original Planetarium Theater and the original Astronomical Observatory at a cost of nearly one million dollars.

The author has formed an organization, named " Friends of the Zeiss", to work to preserve the historic Zeiss II Planetarium Projector, 10-inch Siderostat-type Refractor Telescope, and other artifacts such as the Mercator's Projection Map of the World(largest map in the world when created for the 1939 World's Fair in New York City), and the Nat Youngblood mural on the history of steel technology(commissioned by the U.S. Steel Corporation) in the original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science building, located in Allegheny Center on Pittsburgh's Lower North Side. The original name of this organization, "The People's Planetarium and Observatory", was derived from the historic name of Buhl Planetarium's original Astronomical Observatory, "The People's Observatory". For simplicty, the name was changed to Friends of the Zeiss. For legal reasons, it was decided not to include the word "Buhl" in the name of this new organization. The author has told Pittsburgh City Council that a not-for-profit organization, with 501(c)(3) IRS tax-exempt status, will be formed, to raise funds to maintain these pieces of historic equipment and artifacts, if they remain in the Buhl Planetarium building; the tax-exempt status of Friends of the Zeiss is pending. Click here for mission and organizational information about Friends of the Zeiss.

Friends of the Zeiss is currently working to convince Children's Museum and City officials that retention and funtionality of the historic Zeiss II Planetarium Projector and the 10-inch Siderostat-type Refractor Telescope, in the original Buhl Planetarium building, will complement the proposed Pittsburgh Children's Museum and Center. Another group working to preserve The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science is called "Save the Buhl".

Click here to read a brief history of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science. Or click here to go straight to the web site's Master Index.

About the Author

Image of Glenn A. Walsh

The author of this Internet, World Wide Web Site is Glenn A. Walsh, a free-lance writer and Internet web page designer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania U.S.A. Mr. Walsh received a B.A. in Journalism, with emphasis in Urban Affairs (Honors Program, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Beta Kappa), from the University of Kentucky in 1978. Mr. Walsh graduated from the Shaler Area High School in 1974, in the Pittsburgh suburb of Shaler Township, where he was a member of the National Honor Society.

Mr. Walsh heads a new not-for-profit organization, Friends of the Zeiss; he serves as Project Director and on the Steering Committee of the organization. This organization seeks to preserve the functionality of the historic equipment and artifacts of a pioneer in the history of the development of planetaria and museums of the physical sciences, Pittsburgh's Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, including the Zeiss II Planetarium Projector, now the oldest operable major planetarium projector in the world !

Mr. Walsh has participated in informal science education since 1972, and he has nearly twenty years of professional experience in the planetarium, museum, and public library fields. Much of this experience was with Carnegie Museums and Carnegie Libraries in the Pittsburgh region, where industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie amassed his fortune in the steel industry.

Mr. Walsh is a noted authority on the life of Andrew Carnegie and the history of the libraries and museums he founded. Mr. Walsh authors an Internet web site on the History of Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries at URL: < http://www.andrewcarnegie.cc >. Mr. Walsh also served as the Consulting Editor of the 1999 April issue ( Link 1 *** Link 2) of Cobblestone magazine; the theme of this particular issue was the life and philanthropies of Andrew Carnegie. Cobblestone Magazine is a national history magazine for children in the United States, published in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

Mr. Walsh served as a Life Trustee on the Board of Trustees of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall of Carnegie, Pennsylvania (a suburb just southwest of the City of Pittsburgh) from 1995 April 20 (96th anniversary of the legal founding of the Library by Andrew Carnegie) through 2000 June 6. He served one year as the Library Board's Treasurer and two years as the Board's Secretary, and he served as the Library's Historian. He managed the Library's annual Summer Reading Program for young people, in the Summer of 1995, and he taught a monthly, one-day, "Introduction to the Internet" class for library patrons, from 1996 through 2001. Mr. Walsh also coordinated the weekly tours of the Library's Civil War Museum, The Captain Thomas Espy Post, Number 153, Grand Army of the Republic.

Mr. Walsh was employed in several capacities with a pioneer in the history of the development of planetaria and museums of the physical sciences, The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science in Pittsburgh (a.k.a. Buhl Science Center) and its successor, The Carnegie Science Center, from June of 1982 through January of 1992. Among the several positions Mr. Walsh held during this time span were Astronomical Observatory Coordinator (five years); Planetarium Lecturer (three years); and Curator of the "BioCorner" Embryology Exhibit (a Life Sciences exhibit which Mr. Walsh created in 1983 for Buhl Planetarium, at the request of the then-new Buhl President, Joshua C. Whetzel, Jr.), which included the hatching of chicks (and occasionally ducklings) in public view every weekend (and during major holiday periods) year-round (four years). He taught a chicken embryology class in the Summer of 1984. On 1987 January 1, the Buhl Science Center merged with The Carnegie Institute to become one of The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. A new Carnegie Science Center [constructed on the north bank (i.e. North Shore) of the Ohio River], located one mile southwest of the Buhl Planetarium building, replaced the Buhl Science Center on 1991 October 5.

During high school and college years, Mr. Walsh served as General Manager of an educational radio station ( WLCR-AM Carrier Current), operated by Camp Shaw-Mi-Del-Eca in the Lewisburg/ White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia area, while also employed as a Camp Counselor during the Summers of 1972 through 1977. Mr. Walsh was granted a Third Class Commercial Radiotelephone License with Broadcast Endorsement, by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in March of 1972.

Mr. Walsh was the instructor for a radio course, which taught FCC regulations and radio theory necessary for the acquisition of a Third Class Commercial Radiotelephone License with Broadcast Endorsement. In addition to teaching this course to interested campers at Camp Shaw-Mi-Del-Eca during the camping season, he also taught this course as part of a leisure learning program at the University of Kentucky in 1975. Several campers at Camp Shaw-Mi-Del-Eca did take this course and subsequently succeeded in passing the FCC examination for a Third Class "ticket" (Note: The FCC no longer offers Third Class radio licenses.).

In addition to the Board of Trustees of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, Mr. Walsh has served on numerous other boards and committees including:

* Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) Federated Library System - Delegate: 1995-1999

* Southwestern Pennsylvania Regional Planning Commission (SPRPC) Citizen Advisory Panel - 1994-1998

Note: SPRPC is now known as the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC).

* Municipality of Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania Sidewalk Task Force - 1992-1993

* Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT), Allegheny County Transit Council (ACTC) - 1984-1989 (Charter Member)

* Allegheny Conference on Community Development Transit Planning Advisory Task Force - 1987

* Southwestern Pennsylvania Regional Planning Commission (SPRPC) Citizens' Transit Advisory Committee - 1980-1981

Note: SPRPC is now known as the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC).

* Transit Advocates and Patrons (TAP: PAT spelled backwards) - Community organization promoting improved public transportation in Pittsburgh region; dissolved with 1984 establishment of official PAT citizens' advisory council - 1980-1984

Mr. Walsh delivered an invited address, before the Great Lakes Planetarium Association on 2001 October 13, regarding the history of The Buhl Planetarum and Institute of Popular Science, a pioneer in the history of the development of planetaria and museums of the physical sciences.

Mr. Walsh organized the celebration of the centennial of the dedication of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, including delivery of the address on the history of the Library, on 2002 October 8.

Mr. Walsh participated in a three-person panel for the Carnegie Libraries: Challenges and Solutions educational session at the 2006 National Preservation Conference in Pittsburgh, sponsored annually by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and locally (2006) sponsored by the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation. Mr. Walsh's presentation was titled, "Primary Impediments to Historic Preservation: EGO and MONEY !"

Mr. Walsh authored articles, regarding three historic Pittsburgh astronomers (John A. Brashear, Samuel Pierpont Langley, and James E. Keeler), for The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers published in 2007.

Mr. Walsh contributed the article, "How We Learn about the Universe," in the May/June 2008 issue (page 18 of the 28-page issue) of the new Spigot Science Magazine, an exciting, new, on-line science magazine for young people and classrooms - grades 4 through 7; the theme of this issue was "The Universe." A subscription to this new Internet resource is easy and free-of-charge, and the subscription provides access to all past issues.

Mr. Walsh created and manages several educational web sites on the Internet. He also created the web site of The Duquesne Incline of Pittsburgh; this web site was originally hosted, for educational purposes, on the domain of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, through their Carnegie Library Community Network/Three Rivers Free-Net, in association with the Electronic Information Network For Public Libraries in Allegheny County.

The Internet web sites of The Duquesne Incline and the historic Transit of the Planet Venus Across the Image of the Sun on 2004 June 8 (adjoining the Friends of the Zeiss web site) are hosted for educational, non-commercial purposes by the new Pittsburgh Free.Net.

To contact the author:

Electronic Mail: < gawalsh@planetarium.cc > or < carnegiefreelibrary@yahoo.com >

Telephone: 412-561-7876

U.S. Mail:

Glenn A. Walsh
P.O. Box 1041
Pittsburgh PA 15230-1041
USA


History of
The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania U.S.A.

The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science:
A City Designated Historic Structure
protected by the Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh.

Zeiss II Projector: Oldest Operable Major
Planetarium Projector in the World !

(Currently dismantled & in storage)

Internet Web Site Master Index

Authored By Glenn A. Walsh *** Sponsored By Friends of the Zeiss
Internet World Wide Web Site: < http://www.planetarium.cc > *** Internet Web Site Credits and Special Thanks
This Master Index: < http://buhlplanetarium.tripod.com/#Index >
Electronic Mail: < jake@planetarium.cc >

Master Index Categories

General
History

Planetarium &
Observatory

Institute &
Exhibits

Building
Physical Plant

Related
Biographies

Bios: Building
Inscriptions

Astronomical
Events

Other
History Links

Other Important Information

Eclipse of the Sun / Solar Eclipse:
Tips For Safe Viewing

Quick Reference
Page - Science

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) -
Astronomy and Other Sciences

NEWS: Planetarium,
Astronomy, Space

Web Site
Cover Page

Buhl Planetarium:
Historic Landmark

Oldest
Planetarium?

What is
Friends of the Zeiss?

Friends of the Zeiss Mission &
Organizational Information

"Update" Year-End Report for 2008 December:
Buhl Planetarium and Carnegie Library

News Archives


Organizations Working to Preserve the Historic Buhl Planetarium

Friends of the Zeiss
(Originally known as
The People's Planetarium and Observatory)

Save the Buhl

Friends of the Zeiss Response to City RFP:
Buhl Planetarum Equipment & Artifacts

Buhl Planetarium Nominated by Friends of the Zeiss
To Be Historic Landmark

Images and Information: Pittsburgh's Only Public Observing Session
of the Historic Transit of Venus - 2004 June 8
Co-Sponsored By: Friends of the Zeiss and The Duquesne Incline

New Book: Theaters of Time and Space
American Planetaria, 1930-1970

By Jordan D. Marche II Discusses the beginning of planetarium theaters in America, with some emphasis on the first five major American planetaria built in the 1930s, including Pittsburgh's Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science.


General History -

Web Site Cover Page
Buhl Planetarium "Firsts" and World Records
Buhl Planetarium Quick History & Current Building Use by Children's Museum
Brief History of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, Pittsburgh
Buhl Fact Sheet
Historical Highlights
History Photo Album
Historic News Articles
Art in Pittsburgh’s Original Buhl Planetarium
History of the Lower North Side of Pittsburgh
Henry Buhl, Jr. Biography
Boggs and Buhl Department Store (1869 to 1958) history article
The Buhl Foundation, which funded construction of Buhl Planetarium and subsidized operations 1939 - 1982:
* Official Web Site
* Biography: Henry Buhl, Jr.
* Excerpts from the Last Will and Testament of Henry Buhl, Jr.
* History of Buhl Foundation: Link 1 *** Link 2
* Excerpt: Buhl Foundation Annual Report, 2004-2005 regarding 2005 designation of Buhl Planetarium as historic structure
Allegheny City Hall (circa 1864 to 1937) (formerly occupied site of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science)
Institutional Neighbors of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science
* Allegheny Public Square Plaza/Park (formerly Ober Park)
* America's First Publicly-Funded Carnegie Library: original Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Allegheny Regional Branch (formerly Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny)
* World's First Carnegie Hall, now home to the New Hazlett Theater
* Old Allegheny Post Office, now home to the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
* National Aviary (formerly Pittsburgh Conservatory-Aviary)
* The Carnegie Science Center and U.S.S. Requin Submarine
* Now demolished Boggs and Buhl Department Store
* Allegheny Center Mall and Office and Apartment Complex
* NRG Thermal Natural Gas Steam Plant
* Allegheny Traditional Academy Elementary School and Middle School (originally Allegheny High School)
* Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School
* Cardinal Wright Regional Catholic Elementary School (formerly Saint Peter's Elementary School)
Buhl Publications
Proof of the Pudding: Achievements of Buhl Alumni, 1939-1989
Buhl Planetarium Assists in Creation of The Astronomical League
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, Chicago -- Inspiration for The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, Pittsburgh Construction of Buhl Planetarium --
* Construction Photographs
* Outer Planetarium Dome
History of Planetaria in the World
Oldest Planetarium ?
Images and Information: Pittsburgh's Only Public Observing Session

of the Historic Transit of Venus - 2004 June 8
Co-Sponsored By: Friends of the Zeiss and The Duquesne Incline
Pittsburgh-Area Astronauts -- James B. Irwin *** Judith A. Resnik *** Jay Apt *** Mike Fincke
NASA Administrator James C. Fletcher *** NASA Flight Director Heather Rarick
Alumni of Buhl Planetarium
Biographies: Related to Buhl Planetarium and/or Astronomy In-General

Amateur Science Clubs at Buhl Planetarium
Organizations Working to Preserve the Historic Building, Equipment, and Artifacts of the original Buhl Planetarium:
Friends of the Zeiss *** Save the Buhl
1986 Jan. 28: Challenger Disaster Viewed at Buhl Planetarium
1995 May 18: Citizens Stop Sale of Buhl Planetarium's historic Zeiss II Planetarium Projector and 10-inch Siderostat-type Refractor Telescope to Out-of-State College
Friends of the Zeiss Response to City RFP: Buhl Planetarum Equipment & Artifacts
Buhl Planetarium Nominated by Friends of the Zeiss To Be Historic Landmark


"Theater of the Stars" and "The People's Observatory" -

"The Theater of the Stars" - Buhl's Planetarium Theater
featuring the Zeiss Mark II Planetarium Projector
The oldest operable, major planetarium projector in the world !
"The People's Observatory" - Buhl's Astronomical Observatory
featuring the Ten-inch, Siderostat-type, Refractor Telescope
Second largest Siderostat-type telesscope in the world!
Eclipse of the Sun: Safety Tips
1995 May 18: Citizens Stop Sale of Buhl Planetarium's historic Zeiss II Planetarium Projector and 10-inch Siderostat-type Refractor Telescope to Out-of-State College
Oldest Planetarium ?
History of the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, Chicago (Inspiration for Buhl Planetarium)
Histories of Other Planetaria
Henry Buhl, Jr. Planetarium and Observatory at The Carnegie Science Center


Institute of Popular Science/Science Center -

Buhl Exhibits, Programs, and Facilities
Annual Reports of Programs, Exhibits, and Attendance
Staff Handbooks
History of the BioCorner Embryology (Chick-Hatching) Exhibit
History of the Miniature Railroad and Village
Amateur Science Clubs at Buhl Planetarium
Historic Equipment and Artifacts to be Preserved
Major Facilities of Buhl Planetarium
Art in Pittsburgh’s Original Buhl Planetarium
Buhl Planetarium Quick History & Current Building Use by Children's Museum
Historic Buhl Exhibits Now Displayed at The Carnegie Science Center
The Carnegie Science Center


Building Physical Plant -

Architectural Studies, Floor Plans, and Technical Specifications
Building Overview
Building Exterior Photographs
Photographs of Building Construction
Construction of Buhl Planetarium --
* Construction Photographs
* Outer Planetarium Dome
Major Facilities of Buhl Planetarium
Art in Pittsburgh’s Original Buhl Planetarium
Historical Artifacts and Equipment Which Remain in Buhl Building
Historic Equipment and Artifacts to be Preserved
Buhl Planetarium Property, Equipment, and Artifacts, Legally Owned by the City of Pittsburgh --
* General Information
* Inventory of City of Pittsburgh Assets, Originated at Buhl Planetarium, Moved to The Carnegie Science Center
* City of Pittsburgh Inventory of "Buhl Planetarium Assets" 2002 January 23
Friends of the Zeiss Response to City RFP: Buhl Planetarum Equipment & Artifacts
Buhl Planetarium Nominated by Friends of the Zeiss To Be Historic Landmark
Buhl "Firsts" and World Records
Buhl Planetarium Quick History & Current Building Use by Children's Museum


Alumni of Buhl Planetarium and
Biographies Related to Buhl Planetarium and/or Astronomy In-General -

Alumni of Buhl Planetarium:
* Proof of the Pudding: Achievements of Buhl Alumni, 1939-1989
* Buhl Planetarium Exhibits Staff from the late 1980s
* Jay Apt - Space Shuttle Astronaut
* Christopher J. Bonar, VMD, Associate Veterinarian, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo: Former Buhl director Carl Wapiennik was very kind to me as a teenager in the early 1980's. He let me review the file on the Tesla coil in the Board Room when I was researching it to build a similar one. Because of this interaction, I was able to write to and talk by phone with Buhl Tesla coil builder George A. Kaufmann. He was 88 years old, but still very sharp. With his advice, I was able to build a similar coil, and am still a Tesla enthusiast. I later studied biology at Harvard University and received my V.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Several of my fellow Pittsburghers who were science majors also learned a lot at the Buhl. It influenced generations of scientists....more than anyone realizes!
* Thomas Bopp - Co-discoverer of Comet Hale-Bopp. A Youngstown, Ohio resident, who was inspired by visits to Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science.
* Benjamin Byrer, who painted seven large astronomical murals for Buhl Planetarium's Hall of the Universe.
* Eric G. Canali - Former Buhl Planetarium Floor Manager
* David E. Chesebrough, Ed.D. - President and Chief Executive Officer, Center of Science and Industry, Columbus, Ohio; also see Buhl Exhibits Staff from the late 1980s. Assistant Director of the Allegheny Square Annex (name given to original Buhl Planetarium building, 1991 to 1994), The Carnegie Science Center, tutorial center where Carnegie Science Center Science and Computer classes (including Astronomy classes in the original Buhl Planetaarium Theater of the Stars and Observatory) were taught, until February of 1994 when the classes were consolidated into the new Science Center building and the Buhl Planetarium building was abandoned (1991 to 1994).
* Arthur L. Draper - Second Buhl Planetarium Director (1940 to 1967)
* Norman M. Downey - Former Buhl Planetarium Volunteer Manager; member of Steering Committee of Friends of the Zeiss
* Mike Fincke - International Space Station Astronaut
* Francis G. Graham - Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Kent State University; Founder of American Lunar Society
* James B. Irwin - Eighth man to walk on the Moon!
* George A. Kaufmann, builder of Buhl Planetarium's 1,200,000-volt Oudin-type Tesla Coil.
* Jim Krenn - Long-time (since 1988) morning radio personality on WDVE-FM 102.5 MegaHertz; formerly Tour Guide (Floor Aide) at Buhl Planetarium.
* Caroljo Lee Henderson - Former Buhl Planetarium Public Relations Director
* Alice L. Lin - Former Buhl Planetarium Floor Aide - Photos at Thomas Jefferson High School graduation: Image 1 * Image 2 * Image 3
* Clark McClelland - Former Astronomy instructor at Buhl Planetarium; Mr. McClelland's web site: Stargate Chronicles.
* Herman Mike - Served on the Maintenance staff of Buhl Planetarium from 1958 to 1991, after the closure of Boggs and Buhl Department Store, where he was employed in a similar capacity.
* Barry M. Mitnick, Ph.D. - Buhl Planetarium supporter and member of Steering Committee of Friends of the Zeiss
* James J. Mullaney - Started teaching at original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science and observing at the University of Pittsburgh's Allegheny Observatory at age 16! By the late 1960s and early 1970s he was Curator of Exhibits and Astronomy at Buhl Planetarium and Staff Astronomer at Allegheny Observatory. Also see radio interview and 1970 eclipse.
* Mike Murray, Programs Manager, Clark Planetarium, Salt Lake City -
"Wow, I wish I would have known about this publication ("Lives Touched...Worlds Changed," Fifty Years of Alumni Achievements at Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium) when it was being produced. I could have contributed! My very first planetarium experience was at the old Buhl in 1965, at 7 years old. (There, now you know how old I really am!) For me, it was definitely a life- altering moment. It was a basic sky show, but the sensation of the domed theater, the realism of the sky, the drama of the presentation, the opening of the mind - all of those emotions come rushing back whenever I think of it. It's certainly the reason I became interested in science, pursuing a career in astrophysics and then to science communications. But there was something about the "soul" of the show presenter - there was an awe-inspiring drama to the presentation that made it feel special, captivating, eye-opening. It was those attributes of the show that "got me," and I've been trying to re- create those sensations for others in every show I do. Thank you Buhl Planetarium..." (2008 September 3)
* Paul Oles (Olejniczak) - Third Buhl Planetarium Director (1967 to 1991).
* Gary Purinton, retired Planetarium Teacher (retired after 25 years in June of 2005) at Falls Church High School, Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia (suburban Washington, D.C.), now living back in his home town of Clarion, Pennsylvania (about 60 miles north of Pittsburgh). He organized the nine Fairfax County School System Planetarium Directors and also served as Vice-President of the Analemma Society:
"I wish I'd known about the Buhl Planetarium book, too (also see entry for Mike Murray). My first experience was probably at about seven years of age, too. However, that would have been 1957 for me. Every time my parents hinted that we might make the two hour trip down to Pittsburgh, I started begging them to go to the Buhl. I'm sure the experience contributed to my interest in science, but even more sure that it inspired me to eventually become a planetarian." (2008 September 4)
* Martin Ratcliffe - Fourth Buhl Planetarium Director (1991).
* Paul M. Ricker - Assistant Professor of Astronomy at the University of Illinois and a Research Scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). Formerly a student volunteer for the Astronomical Observatory at the original Buhl Planetarium.
* Gwen (Jennifer Katherine) Roolf - 1984 Buhl Planetarium youth volunteer, who participated in research with the California and Carnegie Planet Search Project in 2005.
* Yuri A. Saito-Loftus, M.D. - Volunteer at original Buhl Planetarium; Medical Researcher at Mayo Clinic
* Leo J. Scanlon - Co-Founder of Amateur Astronomers' Association of Pittsburgh; One of first two Buhl Planetarium Lecturers (the other was Allegheny Observatory Director Nicholas E. Wagman) * Garth E. Schafer - Computer Learning Lab Volunteer and later Manager (1984 to 1991).
* James S. Stokley - First Buhl Planetarium Director (1939 to 1940)
* David Topper - Professor of History of Science, University of Winnipeg
* Glenn A. Walsh - Former Buhl Planetarium Lecturer and Astronomical Observatory Coordinator; member of Steering Committee of Friends of the Zeiss; and Author of this Internet Web Site
* Carl F. Wapiennik, retired in 1983 as Vice President, Operations, of then-newly renamed Buhl Science Center.
* Nicholas E. Wagman - One of the first two Buhl Planetarium Lecturers (the other was Amateur Astronomers' Association of Pittsburgh Co-founder Leo J. Scanlon) when Buhl Planetarium opened in 1939; at the time he was Director of the Allegheny Observatory.
* John D. Weinhold - Former Buhl Planetarium Observatory volunteer; member of Steering Committee of Friends of the Zeiss
* Joseph Yeager, Ph.D. - Chairman of Sommer Consulting, Inc., a licensed psychologist, a venture capitalist, a Diplomate of the American College of Forensic Examiners (ACFE) and a national board member of the ACFE division, the American Board of Law Enforcement Experts (ABLEE). Dr. Yeager credits his career choice to the original Buhl Planetarium and lectures by long-time Planetarium Director Arthur Draper.

* Pittsburgh-Area Astronauts -- James B. Irwin *** Judith A. Resnik *** Jay Apt *** Mike Fincke

NASA Administrator James C. Fletcher *** NASA Flight Director Heather Rarick

* Tycho Brahe - 16th century Astronomer:

Bio *** Classic Buhl Planetarium Astronomy exhibit "Tycho Brahe's Mural Quadrant"
* John A. Brashear - Astronomer, Educator, Optician -- Web Site *** Biographical Fact Sheet * Henry Buhl, Jr. - Bequest created Buhl Foundation which built Buhl Planetarium
* Frank Tisdale Bretherton - Construction Superintendent for the erection of Buhl Planetarium's exterior dome
* Madame Maria Sklodowska Curie - A Polish Scientist; Discoverer of Elements Radium and Polonium.
* Jeremiah Dixon - Surveyor and Astronomer, who with fellow Englishman Charles Mason (Astronomer and acquaintance of Benjamin Franklin) surveyed the famous Mason-Dixon Line, 1763-1767, as the official boundary line between the English colonies of Pennsylvania and Maryland--as well as a small portion of the line eventually forming the official boundary between the American states of Pennsylvania and Virginia (now West Virginia), and an extension of this line to the Ohio River forming the boundary between Marshall and Wetzel Counties in present-day West Virginia.
* Jean Bernard Léon Foucault - Inventor of Foucault Pendulum and Siderostat-type Telescope (Both at original Buhl Planetarium)
* Benjamin Franklin - Famous author, printer, scientist, inventor, politician, diplomat, nation's first Postmaster General, and one of the leading founders of the United States of America. He was an acquaintance of English Astronomer Charles Mason who surveyed the Mason-Dixon Line.
* Edmond Halley - English Astronomer who first calcuated orbit of Halley's Comet. The Astronomical Observatory of Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium provided special observing nights for the public to view Halley's Comet during the apparition of Autumn, 1985 through Spring,, 1986. In addition to Buhl Planetarium's primary telescope, the 10-inch Siderostat-type Refractor Telescope, a 13-inch Dobsonian Reflector Telescope was also purchased for the "Halley Watch" program and used on the east and west outdoor wings of the Observatory. On certain evenings, people stood in line, in the first floor's Great Hall, for more than an hour to have the opportunity to view Halley's Comet through one of Buhl Planetarium's telescopes. As the 1985-1986 apparition of Halley's Comet did not come as close to Earth as did the 1910 apparition [when John Brashear hosted telescope observing of Halley's Comet at the new Allegheny Observatory], Buhl Planetarium could not guarentee how good a view could be seen through the telescopes by the public, and hence, only charged one dollar for the Comet viewing. Although, at this time, Buhl Planetarium's third floor Observatory was not accessible to wheelchairs [visitors had to climb steps to reach the second and third floors], on a couple occasions when a wheelchair patron wished to view the Comet, several staff members and volunteers simply carried the patron, wheelchair and all, up the steps to the Observatory. Regular weekly, evening public observing sessions [every Friday evening (7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., following the 7:00 p.m. planetarium show), weather-permitting, year-round] in Buhl Planetarium's Observatory were restored about a month [1986 June 13] following the conclusion of the "Halley Watch."
* Elisabetha Hevelius - Wife and observatory assistant of Johannes Hevelius:
Bio *** Classic Buhl Planetarium Astronomy exhibit "Observatory of Hevelius"
* Johannes Hevelius - 17th century Astronomer; husband of Elisabetha:
Bio *** Classic Buhl Planetarium Astronomy exhibit "Observatory of Hevelius"
* James Edward Keeler - Director of Allegheny Observatory (1891); Pioneered Astronomical Spectroscopy * Sameuel Pierpont Langley - Director of Allegheny Observatory (1867); Secretary of Smithsonian Institution (1887)
Developed new science of Astrophysics; pioneered heavier-than-air motorized flight
* Charles Mason - Astronomer, an acquaintance of Benjamin Franklin, who with fellow Englishman Jeremiah Dixon surveyed the famous Mason-Dixon Line, 1763-1767, as the official boundary line between the English colonies of Pennsylvania and Maryland--as well as a small portion of the line eventually forming the official boundary between the American states of Pennsylvania and Virginia (now West Virginia), and an extension of this line to the Ohio River forming the boundary between Marshall and Wetzel Counties in present-day West Virginia.
* David Rittenhouse - Renowned American Astronomer and Surveyor, from Philadelphia, who completed the survey of the Mason-Dixon Line in 1784, to the now-existing southwest corner of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (problems with area Indians had prevented Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon from completing the survey in 1767). Later surveyors extended this line to the Ohio River forming the boundary between Marshall and Wetzel Counties in present-day West Virginia.
* Harlow Shapley - Noted 20th Century Astrononer: Bio 1 *** Bio 2 *** Bio 3
Keynote Speaker at Dedication of Buhl Planetarium Observatory
* Daniel Owen Stephens - Pennsylvania Astronomical Artist and Architect, Whose Paintings Were Displayed at Buhl Planetarium, 1939-1991:
Bio 1 *** Bio 2 *** List of Paintings Displayed at Buhl Planetarium

Astronomers Whose Names Are Inscribed on Buhl Planetarium Exterior Walls,

Below Outer Planetarium Dome -
* Sir Isaac Newton
* Galileo Galilei: Bio 1 *** Bio 2
* Johannes Kepler: Bio 1 *** Bio 2 *** Quotes
* Tycho Brahe: Bio *** Classic Buhl Planetarium Astronomy exhibit "Tycho Brahe's Mural Quadrant"
* Nicolaus Copernicus: Bio *** Info Regarding Portrait Displayed at Buhl Planetarium
* Claudius Ptolemy: Bio 1 *** Bio 2
* Hipparchus


Major Astronomical Events Observed by --
The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science or Friends of the Zeiss

Eclipse of the Sun / Solar Eclipse: Tips For Safe Viewing

Important days in history of universe

* 1970 March 7 - Eclipse of the Sun
Buhl Planetarium Curator of Exhibits and Astronomy, James J. Mullaney, observed this Total Eclipse of the Sun within the path
of totality, at the Association for Research & Enlightenment (A.R.E.), 215 67th Street in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Also, due to its occurance on a Saturday [late morning/early afternoon], when regular weekday
television programs [i.e. "soap operas"] would not be pre-empted, the Totality portion
of this Eclipse was broadcast, live, on two American television networks:
* NBC-TV, televised in color from Mexico
[sponsored by the Gulf Oil Corp., which also sponsored NBC-TV coverage of
manned space exploration missions in the 1960s and early 1970s]
* CBS-TV, televised in black-and-white from Florida

* 1972 July 10 - Eclipse of the Sun - White Sulphur Springs WV: Partial Eclipse
Radio reception experiment during Eclipse of Sun.
Anecdote: Eclipse mentioned in popular song before event!
* 1982 July 6 - Eclipse of the Moon - Pittsburgh: Total Eclipse --
Buhl Planetarium: Observing Party for Buhl Members
* 1983 September 24 - Conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus (whereby Uranus can be easily found)
* 1985 June 21 - Annual Summer "Solstice Day" event at Buhl Planetarium
* 1986 Jan. 28 - Challenger Disaster Viewed at Buhl Planetarium
* 1991 July 11 - Eclipse of the Sun - Pittsburgh: Partial Eclipse
Radio reception experiment during Eclipse of Sun.
News article from the 1991 July 11 issue of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
* 1994 May 10 - Eclipse of the Sun - Northeast, Erie County PA (Mercyhurst College Observatory): Annular Eclipse
Observed by Glenn A. Walsh and John D. Weinhold.
Part of this eclipse was broadcast, live, on Erie television station WJET-TV 24.
* 1995 May 18 - Citizens Stop Sale of Buhl Planetarium's historic Zeiss II Planetarium Projector and 10-inch Siderostat-type Refractor Telescope to Out-of-State College
* 1998 February 26 - Eclipse of the Sun - Carnegie PA (Library Park, Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall): Partial Eclipse
Eclipse Photos
* 2000 December 25 - Eclipse of the Sun - Mt. Lebanon PA: Partial Eclipse
Observed by Glenn A. Walsh
* 2001 December 14 - Eclipse of the Sun - Pittsburgh: Partial Eclipse
* 2002 June 10 - Eclipse of the Sun - Pittsburgh: Partial Eclipse
* 2004 June 8 - Transit Across Solar Disk of Planet Venus - Pittsburgh
* 2004 October 27 - Eclipse of the Moon - Pittsburgh: Total Eclipse (Deep Eclipse)
* 2005 April 8 - Eclipse of the Sun - East Pittsburgh PA (Christine Alley Observatory): Partial Eclipse (Very Slight)
* 2005 July 26 - Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science Designated City Historic Landmark: Link 1 *** Link 2
* 2005 October 17 - Observation Report (issued 2005 November 1) of Partial Eclipse of Moon, 2005 October 17:
Observer: Professor Francis G. Graham, Kent State University
(also Founder of the American Lunar Society and
Steering Committee member, Friends of the Zeiss)
Location: Beall Hall, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
(Beall Hall: 285 degrees Azimuth; Moonset was at 283 degrees Azimuth)
Photograph: Part of Moon in Umbra, shortly after U1 contact.

Eclipse of the Sun / Solar Eclipse: Tips For Safe Viewing

Professional Conferences Attended by Friends of the Zeiss


Other History Links

History of Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries

History of Astronomer, Educator, and Optician John A. Brashear

Friend of Andrew Carnegie

History of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, Carnegie, Pennsylvania

Fourth library constructed and endowed by Andrew Carnegie.

History of the Civil War Museum of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library, Carnegie, Pennsylvania

Captain Thomas Espy Post, Number 153, Grand Army of the Republic

Antique Telescope Society and information regarding the Society's September, 2001 Convention in Pittsburgh.

History of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

America's Fifth Major Planetarium
Including oldest, operable major planetarium projector in the world !

History of the Astronomical Observatory of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, Pittsburgh
Including second largest Siderostat-type telescope.

History of the Great Miniature Railroad and Village of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, Pgh.

History of The Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, Chicago, Illinois

America's First Major Planetarium

History of the Allegheny Observatory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Link 1 *** Link 2

History of the Lower North Side of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Allegheny City Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Preserving the history of Allegheny City and Pittsburgh's North Side

Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Operated by the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania

Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries Photo Album

History Cover Page for the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, Carnegie, Pennsylvania

History Cover Page for The Duquesne Incline, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Historic cable car railway serving commuters and tourists since 1877 !

Historic Old Saint Luke Church, Burial Ground and Garden, Carnegie, Pennsylvania

The Camelot?[??s International Philanthropy Museum[in planning]
Your Use of Museum's Web Portal, for Searches, Helps Raise Funds for Museum--At NO COST To You!

Quick-Reference Page - Historic Attractions

Other Related Links


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