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

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


Annual News Updates for 2006 December:
Buhl Planetarium and Carnegie Library

News Archives

Buhl Planetarium Nominated by
Friends of the Zeiss
To Be Historic Landmark

JULY 26 - PITTSBURGH CITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY
DESIGNATES BUHL PLANETARIUM A HISTORIC LANDMARK
AMERICAˆS SPACE SHUTTLE RETURNS TO SPACE WITHIN SAME HOUR


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.

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Critique - 2004 November 13:
Critique of newly-expanded complex, called the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Including The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science building
By Glenn A. Walsh

Annual News Updates for 2004 December:
Buhl Planetarium and Carnegie Library

News Archives


CLICK HERE:
Information Regarding How to
Contact Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell
To Support Preserving Conditions Which Would
Allow the Eventual Return and Reuse of
Buhl Planetarium's
Zeiss II Planetarium Projector,
10-inch Siderostat-type Refractor Telescope,
and "The Rise of Steel Technology" Mural
by Local Artist Nat Youngblood.


Detailed Proposal: Preservation of Historic Buhl Planetarium Equipment and Artifacts

Complete Transcript:
Response to the
City of Pittsburgh Request for Proposals(RFP)
For Lease of Equipment and Artifacts of
The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science
2002 May 22


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: < friendsofthezeiss@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 2002-2006, 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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