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Welcome to Friends of the Zeiss < friendsofthezeiss.org >

Promoting Astronomy & Space Sciences and the
History & Preservation of Pittsburgh's Original
Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science

Authored By Glenn A. Walsh *** Sponsored By Friends of the Zeiss
This Internet Web Page: < http://www.friendsofthezeiss.org > *** Electronic Mail: < fotz@planetarium.cc >
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Photo:
Zeiss II Planetarium Projector in Theater of the Stars of the original Buhl Planetarium in Pittsburgh Photo:
4-inch Zeiss <i>Terrestrial</i> Refractor Telescope, first telescope in use at Photo
Original, historic Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science in Pittsburgh

The first photograph, on the left, is of Buhl Planetarium's historic Zeiss II Planetarium Projector, the oldest operable major planetarium projector in the world! The second/middle photograph is of Buhl Planetarium's first telescope (1939), a 4-inch Zeiss Terrestrial Refractor Telescope used in Buhl's People's Observatory; in 1941 a 10-inch Siderostat-type Refractor Telescope was dedicated. The third photograph, on the right, is of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science.

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History of The Buhl Planetarium & Institute of Popular Science, Pittsburgh

Friends of the Zeiss is a non-profit organization with the mission to promote Astronomy, Space Science, and other sciences to the general public through Internet web sites, SpaceWatchtower Blog, and SpaceWatchtower Twitter News Feed, as well as public observing sessions of special astronomical events and other public educational programs and services regarding Astronomy, Space Science, and other sciences. This organization also promotes the history and preservation of the historic equipment, artifacts, and building of Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, including the Zeiss II Planetarium Projector (prior to 2002 dismantling, oldest operable major planetarium projector in the world !) and the fairly unique 10-inch Siderostat-type Refractor Telescope.

What is
Friends of the Zeiss?

Friends of the Zeiss Mission &
Organizational Information

SpaceWatchtower:
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FOTZeiss: Mail Group * Archives

Educational Programs & Services,
Brief History, and
Chronology & Accomplishments
of Friends of the Zeiss

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News

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Attended by Friends of the Zeiss

Major Astronomical Events Observed by --
The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science
and
Friends of the Zeiss

Master Index:
History of Buhl Planetarium

Buhl Planetarium:
Historic Landmark

Oldest
Planetarium?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) -
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Eclipse of the Sun / Solar Eclipse:
Tips For Safe Viewing

Associated Organization -
South Hills Backyard Astronomers, Pittsburgh:
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Buhl Planetarium-
Related News

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

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Have a Question About Astronomy or Other Sciences? Ask an Expert from Friends of the Zeiss!


Images and Information: City of 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


Other Internet Web Sites of Interest

History of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, Pittsburgh -
Including the Oldest Operable, Major Planetarium Projector in the World !

History of the Astronomical Observatory of
The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science
, Pittsburgh

History of The Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, Chicago -
America's First Major Planetarium !

History of Astronomer, Educator, and Optician John A. Brashear

History of Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries

The Duquesne Incline, Pittsburgh -
Historic Cable Car Railway Serving Commuters and Tourists since 1877 !


Authored By Glenn A. Walsh *** Sponsored By Friends of the Zeiss
This Internet Web Page: < http://www.friendsofthezeiss.org > *** Internet Web Cover Page: < http://www.friendsofthezeiss.org >
Electronic Mail: < fotz@planetarium.cc >

Internet Web Site Master Index for the History of
The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, Pittsburgh


Disclaimer Statement: This Internet Web Site is not affiliated with the Andrew Carnegie Free Library,
Ninth Pennsylvania Reserves Civil War Reenactment Group, Henry Buhl, Jr. Planetarium and Observatory,
The Carnegie Science Center, The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh/Carnegie Institute, or The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

This Internet, World Wide Web Site administered by Glenn A. Walsh.
Unless otherwise indicated, all pages in this web site are --
(C) Copyright 2002-2008, Glenn A. Walsh, All Rights Reserved.
The author thanks The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and the Three Rivers Free-Net for use of their digital scanner and
other computer equipment, and other assistance provided in the production of this web site.
Internet Web Site Credits and Special Thanks.
Contact Web Site Administrator: friendsofthezeiss.org@planetarium.cc

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