Addendum: More Buhl Planetarium News
Due to the
fact that lighting from
2007 October through 2008 May, The Carnegie Science Center hosted the very
popular and very controversial “BODIES…The Exhibition.” Eleven-year Carnegie
Science Center Education Department employee Elaine Catz
resigned to protest the fact that the for-profit Premier Exhibitions company
could not provide assurances that the real cadavers in the exhibit were not
from Chinese political prisoners. While the
· News regarding two astronauts who credit the original Buhl Planetarium in their career decisions. – In 2007 July, NASA introduced an interactive on-line tour of the International Space Station, hosted by Mike Fincke, who is now on his second 6-month mission in the International Space Station. In February, Space Shuttle Atlantis (Mission STS-122 to the International Space Station) was commanded by Stephen N. Frick.
the second year, The Carnegie Science Center has replicated an original Buhl
Planetarium event: allowing admission to the
· Friends of the Zeiss Project Director Glenn A. Walsh represented the organization at a two-day workshop in May, “The Vintage Observatory: Thriving in the 21st Century, held at the Cincinnati Observatory, America’s first major observatory. This was the first such event sponsored by the Antique Telescope Society. After failing to convince Congress, in 1825, to fund a national observatory, aging former U.S. President John Quincy Adams laid the cornerstone for the Cincinnati Observatory on 1843 November 9. Though not in the best of health, the former president traveled to Cincinnati for the event, as he considered the construction of an observatory as important if the United States was to be internationally recognized for its intellectual and scientific endeavors. This was President Adams’ last public address.
· James J. Mullaney, Curator of Exhibits and Astronomy at Buhl Planetarium and Staff Astronomer at Allegheny Observatory in the 1960s and 1970s, is about to publish a new sky atlas: The Cambridge Double Star Atlas (Paperback); it is scheduled for release in February. He has also recently written three books: Double & Multiple Stars & How to Observe Them, A Buyer's & User's Guide to Astronomical Telescopes & Binoculars, and The Herschel Objects & How to Observe Them (all by Springer-Verlag).
More information: < http://www.cambridge.org/9780521493437 >.
Glenn A. Walsh Internet Web Sites - History of Buhl Planetarium: < http://www.planetarium.cc >
Telephone: 412-561-7876 Andrew Carnegie & Carnegie Libraries: < http://www.andrewcarnegie.cc >