From : "Glenn Walsh" Reply-To : To : CC : Subject : Re: [AAAP] Buhl Project - Info Update Date : Tue, 19 Mar 2002 23:51:06 +0000 Reply Reply All Forward Delete Put in Folder...InboxSent MessagesDraftsTrash CanAAAP-LBrashearBuhlChildrens MuseumCurrentDome-LHistoryAstro-LHotmailLibraryReplyReply2Solar EclipseTransferwqex Printer Friendly Version Sent by: "Glenn Walsh" 3. Some of the Buhl exhibits that will be retained: Foucault Pendulum History of Technology Mural Seaport Light Map from 1939 World's Fair 3.(b) Some of the Buhl exhibits or other assets which will be dismantled, significantly altered, or demolished: --Zeiss II Planetarium Projector, now[and only while within the proper-sized planetarium dome] the oldest operable major planetarium projector in the world! Carnegie Science Center officials have publicly stated that Buhl's 65-foot diameter planetarium dome will NOT be replicated at The Carnegie Science Center; the Carnegie Science Center planetarium is housed within a 50-foot diameter dome. Photos and more info: --Large and rather unique "Worm-Gear" Elevator, custom-built by Westinghouse, which lifts the Zeiss II projector--Buhl's Zeiss II was the first planetarium projector in the world to be placed on an elevator! Photo: --World's first permanent theatrical stage in a planetarium! --65-foot diameter stainless steel planetarium projection dome. --Other infrastructure of "in-the-round" auditorium, including Control Console and seating. Photo of Console: --10-inch Siderostat-type Refractor Telescope - Second largest of its unique type; dedicated by famous Astronomer Harlow Shapley. Photos and more info: --Astronomical inscription on east exterior wall: "THE HEAVENS DECLARE THE GLORY OF GOD..." Photo: --Original glass astronomical transparencies, imbedded in wall of planetarium hallway. --Science Laboratory Demonstration Table in Little Science Theater. Photo: --Epideoscope - Antique overhead, microscopic projector; in Little Science Theater. Photo: --Oscilloscope - Large, older model used for demonstrations; in Little Science Theater. Photo: --Original 1939 Projection Screen in Little Science Theater. Photo: --Painting of Halley's Comet - In Little Science Theater; donated by late Willard F. Rockwell, Jr., former Chairman of Rockwell International and Astrotech International. Photo: --Little Science Theater - Currently with 250 seats; Little Science Theater scheduled to become "littler" by 50 percent. Photo: --Wood-Paneled Library and Board Room - On second floor--for many years, home of 4-inch Brashear Refractor Telescope. Photo: --Large glass and wood-paneled book case - In second floor office area. Photo: --Mini-Planetarium Dome in the Discovery Lab classroom. --Restrooms with walls composed of Siena Marble from Florence, Italy: public restrooms on lower level[handicapped-accesible] and office restrooms on second floor--these restrooms are ALL scheduled to be replaced with non-marble-walled restrooms on the same exact floors of the building! gaw Glenn A. Walsh Electronic Mail - < > Internet, World Wide Web Sites - History of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, Pittsburgh: < > History of The Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, Chicago: < > History of Astronomer and Optician John A. Brashear: < > History of Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries: < > The Duquesne Incline, historic cable car railway, Pittsburgh: < > _________________________________________________________________ Send and receive Hotmail on your mobile device: ---------AAAP LISTSERVER--------- Send mail to: Send subscribe/unsubscribe requests to: For info on the list, send INFO AAAP to: