News Archives:
Historic Buhl Planetarium
Equipment, Artifacts and Building
A.D. 2004

News Reports - 2004 *** News Releases, Notices - 2004 *** Public Statements - 2004 *** Correspondence - 2004

News Archives Master Index

News Regarding Friends of the Zeiss Efforts to Have
The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science
Designated as a Historic Landmark
December of 2004 through Spring of 2005

Excerpt: Buhl Foundation Annual Report, 2004-2005
Including paragraph regarding historic designation of Buhl Planetarium.

Images and Information Regarding Pittsburgh's Only Public Observing Session
of the Historic Transit of Venus - 2004 June 8, Sponsored by Friends of the Zeiss


Authored By Glenn A. Walsh
Sponsored By Friends of the Zeiss

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


News Reports - A.D. 2004

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Excerpt: Buhl Foundation Annual Report, 2004-2005
Including paragraph regarding historic designation of Buhl Planetarium.

Images and Information Regarding Pittsburgh's Only Public Observing Session
of the Historic Transit of Venus - 2004 June 8, Sponsored by Friends of the Zeiss

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Public Notice - 2005 January 13
Buhl Planetarium Nominated by Friends of the Zeiss
To Be Historic Landmark

Link to Nomination Application, in its entirety [including links to all six appendices].
[Date of Application Cover Letter: 2004 December 29]

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

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2004 November 2:
Obituary - Andrew Sybinsky: Accomplished educator embodied modesty
By A.J. Panian
Assisted with Buhl Planetarium's Pittsburgh Regional School Science and Engineering Fair

From The Washington Post, Washington, DC - 2004 October 9:
City Museum to Close Its Galleries
Troubled Venue Will Continue to Rent Space for Events

By Jacqueline Trescott

Housed in former Carnegie Library building, which had served as the Main Branch of the Washington Public Library System, City Museum of Washington plans to close exhibit galleries to general public due to financial problems, after two years of operation.

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2004 October 9:
City Museum of Washington closes exhibits in original Carnegie Library building
By United Press International

From The Washington Post, Washington, DC - 2004 October 8:
Ailing City Museum Cancels 'Funky' Show
Planned Exhibit Called Unsuitable

By Jacqueline Trescott
Controversial art show cancelled in Museum housed in original Carnegie Library.

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2004 September 23:
Students find space station astronaut down-to-earth By Bill Zlatos

International Space Station Astronaut Mike Fincke, via television downlink, speaks to about 900 students at The Carnegie Science Center; 26 of these students, in The Carnegie Science Center's Henry Buhl, Jr. Planetarium, posed questions to the Emsworth, Pennsylvania native. Brother of Pittsburgh-area astronaut says that his brother has always been interested in Astronomy and visited the original Buhl Planetarium often during childhood.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2004 September 23:
Astronaut has a down-to-earth chat with students By Byron Spice

Pittsburgh-area astronaut, on International Space Station, tells students at Carnegie Science Center via television downlink that his childhood visits to original Buhl Planetarium inspired him to become an astronaut.

From the Beaver County Times/Allegheny Times, Beaver and Allegheny Counties, PA - 2004 September 23:
Students quiz space-station's astronauts By Bob Bauder

International Space Station [ISS] astronauts Mike Fincke [who credits his interest in space travel to visits to the original Buhl Planetarium] and [Russian Cosmonaut] Gennady Padalka quizzed by students in the Henry Buhl, Jr. Planetarium of Pittsburgh's Carnegie Science Center.

From The Carnegie Science Center - 2004 September 22:
Carnegie Science Center Links with the
International Space Station via Satellite

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2004 September 1:
Museum's expansion raises cost questions By Bill Zlatos

Regarding five straight years of operating deficits of the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, while they construct a new museum building four times the size of the current museum--which includes use of the heavily modified Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science building.


Transit of the Planet Venus Across Image of Sun - 2004 June 8
Friends of the Zeiss sponsored the only observing session of this historic event
in Allegheny County, open to the general public, in conjunction with
the Society for the Preservation of the Duquesne Heights Incline:

From The Pitt News, Official Student Newspaper of the University of Pittsburgh,
Pittsburgh - 2004 June 9:
Transit lifts eyes and spirits
By Adam Fleming, Managing Editor

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2004 June 9:
Look! Up in the sky ... By Gwen Arbuckle

From the Pittsburgh Trib p.m., Pittsburgh - 2004 June 8:
Pittsburghers watch Venus cross the sun By Gwen Arbuckle
(Cover Story in Afternoon Tabloid Newspaper)

News Release - 2004 June 3:
SAFE PUBLIC VIEWING OF RARE ASTRONOMICAL EVENT WITH
8-INCH REFLECTOR TELESCOPE AT DUQUESNE INCLINE OBSERVATION DECK


From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2004 March 17:
Vintage footage highlights steel in Reel Steel exhibit
By Linda Wilson Fuoco
Regarding installation of theater seats, from the Buhl Planetarium's Theater of the Stars, into a mini-movie theater in The Bost Building in Homestead, by the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area to showcase vintage films that highlight the history of steel-making.

Annual News Updates for 2003 December:
Buhl Planetarium and Carnegie Library


Authored By Glenn A. Walsh
Sponsored By Friends of the Zeiss

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