News Archives:
Historic Buhl Planetarium
Equipment, Artifacts and Building
A.D. 2006 to the Present

News Reports: Preface

Buhl Planetarium/Friends of the Zeiss News *** News of Astronomy, Space, and other Sciences

News Releases, Notices *** Public Statements *** Correspondence

Archive: Graham's Corner Weblog Column (Published Each Weekend)

Annual News Updates *** News Archives Master Index

Articles From the "Forum" Column of The Planetarian,
Quarterly Journal of the International Planetarium Society

Buhl Planetarium/Friends of the Zeiss
News Archives Page

News Archive:
News: Astronomy, Space, Science

Special Note Regarding News Reports and Links

*** Of Special Interest ***

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 Summer of 2005

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

News Regarding the Redevelopment of the Carrie Furnace property,
in the Boroughs of Rankin and Swissvale, Pennsylvania,
formerly of U.S. Steel Corp. [successor to Carnegie Steel Co.];
Possible New Home to Former Buhl Planetarium Mural
2005 June to Present

News Regarding Proposal to Build Recreation Center In North Side City Park

News Regarding Conversion of Pittsburgh's Last Hometown Department Store (Kaufmann's)
to a Macy's Department Store. Money from the Boggs and Buhl Department Store,
closed in 1958, built Buhl Planetarium in 1939.

Historic Carnegie Library Clock Tower, Next to Buhl Planetarium,
Struck by Lightening 2006 April 7; Plans Continue for Library Reopening

* 2006 June 1 - National Spelling Bee Champ Crowned, for First Time on National Network Television (ABC-TV):
For many years, Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium hosted the local rounds
for the Western Pennsylvania Spelling Bee in the Little Science Theater.


Friends of the Zeiss Internet Listservers/E-Mail Lists (3) --
PittsburghFree.Net

Members' Listserver [FOTZ] (begun 2005 June 21):
General Information *** Message Archives

Listserver for Employees & Volunteers from the original Buhl Planetarium
[BPstaff] (begun 2005 Aug. 6):
General Information *** Message Archives

News Media Listserver [FOTZnews] (begun 2005 July 11):
General Information *** Message Archives

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ALSO - Web Site & E-Mail Group of the South Hills Backyard Astronomers [SHBAstronomers]
(Organization Founded 1973; List Begun 2003 Nov. 13) -- Hosted by Yahoo! Groups


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

This Internet Web Page:
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Electronic Mail: < news2006@planetarium.cc > *** Internet Web Cover Page: < http://www.planetarium.cc >

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


News Reports

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Buhl Planetarium/Friends of the Zeiss News

Articles From the "Forum" Column of The Planetarian,
Quarterly Journal of the International Planetarium Society

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 Summer of 2005

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

News Regarding the Redevelopment of the Carrie Furnace property,
in the Boroughs of Rankin and Swissvale, Pennsylvania,
formerly of U.S. Steel Corp. [successor to Carnegie Steel Co.];
Possible New Home to Former Buhl Planetarium Mural
2005 June to Present

2005 September 14: Current news articles about proposed "North Shore Connector" rapid transit extension
project, which could include demolition of a warehouse currently storing historic
Buhl Planetarium equipment and artifacts, including the Zeiss II Planetarium Projector.

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* 2006 April 13 - The Washington Post:
Museum Is Going Dark to Add Light
American History's 'Architectural Transformation' May Take Two Years

By Jacqueline Trescott
Washington's Museums: Worth the Price of Admission?
By DeNeen L. Brown


News Regarding The Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny, Pennsylvania,
Formerly Known as the Allegheny Regional Branch, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

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Historic Carnegie Library Clock Tower
Struck by Lightning 2006 April 7 !

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Allegheny Regional Branch
(located next-door to Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium)
Closed Until Building Damages Repaired.

Photos of Historic Clock Tower: Before Accident *** After Accident (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

More Clock Tower Photos

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Allegheny Regional Library Photo Album and Library History *** History of Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries

Web site to restore library service in
America's first publicly funded Carnegie Library !!!

History of Buhl Planetarium

Allegheny Public Square *** News Regarding Rehab of Allegheny Square

Walsh, Glenn A. "Historic Buhl Planetarium Flag Pole Refurbished, Back-in-Use." Blog Post.
SpaceWatchtower 2013 Dec. 7.
Also see: The Historic Flag Pole At Pittsburgh's Original
Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science

The historic Buhl Planetarium Flag Pole is located across from the original Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny.

Sciullo, Maria. "Pittsburgh showcased in 'Those Who Kill'."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2013 Dec. 7.
The A&E Cable Television Channel series "Those Who Kill" shot in many Pittsburgh locations including the original Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny and the adjacent New Hazlett Theater (World's first Carnegie Hall !). The original library entrance to the Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny was used as the entrance to the Pittsburgh Police Station.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Laserium: 40th Anniversary." Blog Post.
SpaceWatchtower 2013 Nov. 19.
2013 November 19 marks the 40th anniversary of the musical concert set to laser lights known as Laserium, once seen in many planetaria worldwide, including Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science (a.k.a. Buhl Science Center). As Laserium is considered the first on-going laser show that was not part of a special or one-time event, it is also thought that Laserium launched the international laser display industry.
The original Buhl Planetarium building, today, is part of a complex used by the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh. The complex also includes the historic 1897 original main post office for the City of Allegheny (which merged with the City of Pittsburgh in 1907) and a modern "Nightlight" building which connects the two historic structures. The Children's Museum is now, also, considering reuse of America's first publicly-funded Carnegie Library building, next-door, which was abandoned by The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (also protested by this author) after lightning struck the clock tower in 2006 (even though the City completely repaired the damages to the building).

Zlatos, Bill. "Pittsburgh's Buhl Foundation to focus efforts on North Side."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2013 Nov. 14.
Buhl made a fortune in retail with his partner, Russell Boggs. The Boggs and Buhl Department Store sat across from what now is the
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh (inside The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science building), and Buhl never forgot that much of his
money came from the North Side.
Buhl has given the museum $2.5 million since 2002. Most of the money went for an expansion in 2004 and the development of Buhl Community
Park in Allegheny Square. Werner said she has been talking with Buhl officials about another expansion of the museum into space once occupied
by the Carnegie Library that closed as a result of a lightning strike in 2006. The library reopened in 2009 (in a new building three blocks north of the
historic building) with $1 million in help from Buhl.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Saving Library Materials: "Great Depression Mentality" ???" Blog Post.
SpaceWatchtower 2013 Nov. 5.
When I was a Library Trustee (at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, Pennsylvania),
I sought and received the donation of several additional book stacks, so our small library did not have to weed as
many materials out of the collection. At the same time, a reference librarian told me that many older books, magazines,
and journals had been discarded from Carnegie Library’s Allegheny Regional Branch (located next-door to
Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science). Are all of these discarded materials now
available on-line or on microfilm in Allegheny County? I doubt it.

Rutkoski , Rex. "Footlocker holds Pittsburgh artist's sketches of WWII soldiers."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2013 Nov. 5.
In the 1930s, Elizabeth Black was gaining a solid reputation as an artist, receiving recognition at Carrick and Peabody high schools, winning a scholarship to the city's Ad-Art Studio School, taking classes at Carnegie Tech and studying at the prestigious Art Students League of New York.
In 1940, she was selected to paint 25 larger-than-life portraits of literary giants such as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Emily Dickinson, Henry David Thoreau and others that were permanently mounted at the Carnegie Library, North Side, until they disappeared during a late 1960s renovation.

O'Hare, Michael. "Memories of such things make up a life."
Leader Times, Kittanning PA 2013 Sept. 19.
I grew up just a few miles down the Ohio River from the Point and Pittsburgh was always in my awareness. My favorite places included the (then)
Buhl Planetarium, the Carnegie Library branches on the North Side and Oakland, the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning, eventually
Point State Park and the streets throughout the center city.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Carnegie Library Bldg. May Be Reused by Children's Museum." Blog Post.
SpaceWatchtower 2013 Sept. 3.
Regarding the possible reuse of the historic Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny building, America's first publicly-funded Carnegie Library, by the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, as they reused the historic Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science building, next-door, in 2004.

Shea, Kelsey. "Children’s Museum considers expansion into library building."
The Northside Chronicle On-Line, Pittsburgh 2013 Aug. 8.

Nelson Jones, Diana. "Children's Museum may expand into former library."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2013 August 3.
The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, which started in 1983 in the basement of the Old Allegheny Post Office, later occupied the entire post office building, and expanded into the original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science in 2004, is now considering the possibility of offering programming in the building that formerly held the Allegheny Regional Branch of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (the first publicly-funded Carnegie Library in America), in historic Allegheny Square on the Lower North Side of Pittsburgh.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Buhl Community Park at Allegheny Square Opens." Blog Posting.
SpaceWatchtower 2012 June 25.
Rebuilt Allegheny Square Plaza/Park, in front of Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science
and the original Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny, opens to the general public.

Walsh, Glenn. "1 Week: Pittsburgh Subway Extension Open
Precise Times of First Subway Trains."
Blog Posting.
SpaceWatchtower 2012 April 1.
New North Side Subway Station is only three blocks from Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science and Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny and Carnegie Hall, in Allegheny Square.

Smydo, Joe. "North Side park could get new name."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2012 March 6.
Allegheny Public Square on the North Side may be getting a new name.
Pittsburgh City Council President Darlene Harris today introduced legislation that would rename the space "Buhl Community Park at Allegheny Square," reflecting the Buhl Foundation's support for the Pittsburgh Children's Museum.
The museum, which is raising more than $6 million to renovate the park, requested the name change.
Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science and Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny and Carnegie Hall sit on Allegheny Square.

Schmitz, Jon. "Port Authority gets sponsors for free North Shore subway rides."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2011 Dec. 20.
Subway rides between Downtown Pittsburgh and the North Side Subway Station,
close (within three blocks) to the original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science
and Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny (including the world's first Carnegie Hall,
a.k.a. New Hazlett Theater) buildings, will be free-of-charge when the North Side
subway extension opens 2012 March 25.

"Fundraiser marks 25th anniversary of PCTV."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Oct. 10
25th anniversary of the City of Pittsburgh, local community-access cable television channel 21, PCTV, with fundraiser to be held at the world's first Carnegie Hall, the New Hazlett Theater adjoining the original Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny.

Nelson Jones, Diana. "South Side library to get a makeover." Blog.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Jan. 11.
Comments on Carnegie Library's abandonment of the historic Allegheny Regional Branch Library building on the Lower North Side, next to the original Buhl Planetarium.

Nelson Jones, Diana. "Remaking Allegheny Center plaza about ready to begin."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 Sept. 27.
More than $4 million for the $6 million project has been raised, according to the museum's development director, M.J. Meenen. Deputy director Chris Siefert said the project should go to bid before spring and be completed by mid-2012.

Nelson Jones, Diana. "From bad '60s... to no '60s?" Blog.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2010 Sept. 24.
Regarding plans to rehabilitate Allegheny Square Plaza.

Miller, Eric. "Finding Allegheny: No Car Needed." On-Line Magazine.
The New Colonist 2010.

Zlatos, Bill. "North Siders laud Children's Museum plans."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2010 Sept 22.
The museum has raised more than $4 million for the $6 million project (to rebuild Allegheny Square Park). Designed by Andrea "Andie" Cochran of San Francisco, the project will demolish the concrete, fill in the hole and plant 78 trees.

O'Neill, Brian. "Readers would do well to book this tour." Column.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 Sept. 2.
"...a reader called to alert me to Bookstore Tourism...
"and this month there will be a Gilligan-like three-hour tour of independent stores here in Pittsburgh...
"That's all because Karen Lillis, a book-lover who moved here five years ago from New York, doesn't want to see our cultural landscape slide. She's also organizing a library tour -- including the old Allegheny Library, the Braddock Carnegie and the Lawrenceville branch of the Carnegie -- on Sunday, Sept. 12."

Nelson Jones, Diana. "Musicians to add notes to North Side tour sites."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 June 25.
"At the New Hazlett, seven musicians -- vocalists and percussionists -- will present a piece inspired by the fact that the building shares space with what was Andrew Carnegie's second oldest library. The percussionists will be playing typewriters.
"At the Children's Museum, three glockenspiels, singers and a bass guitar will provide music inspired by the science exhibits that once were at the Buhl Planetarium on the same site."

Rosenblum, Charles. "Amidst gloomy news about libraries, the North Side's new Carnegie Library is a bright spot."
Pittsburgh City Paper 2010 Feb. 24, 25.

City Council Resolution for Construction of Riverview Park Community Center City of Pittsburgh Web Site 2010 Feb. 16.
Pittsburgh City Council finally passed reeolution on 2010 Feb. 16.
Opening of this community center may result in consolidation of North Side senior citizen centers and the closing of the North Side Senior Citizen Center currently operating in the lower level of the original Allegheny Regional Branch, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh building.

Hoover, Bob. "Nation's libraries get more use, less funding."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 Feb. 15.
Second half of article talks about study regarding potential reuses for America's first publicly-funded Carnegie Library, the original Allegheny Regional Branch on the North Side, next-door to the original Buhl Planetarium.

Thomas, Mary Ann. "Libraries fulfilled Andrew Carnegie's vision."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2010 Feb. 7.

Nelson Jones, Diana. "Come one, come all (updated with new event)." Blog: City Walkabout.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2010 Feb. 4.
Regarding programs seeking public ideas for reuse of two historic Carnegie Library buildings, in the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Hazelwood and North Side (original Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny).

Santoni, Matthew. "Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh tries to keep legacy alive in Allegheny Depository."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 Oct. 13.

Nelson Jones, Diana. "Grand opening today for new North Side library."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 Aug. 29.

Turnbull, Jessica. "Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Allegheny to open on Federal Street."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 Aug. 29.

Nelson Jones, Diana. "Federal Street's stylin' (updated)." Blog: City Walkabout.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2008 Aug. 24.

Boren, Jeremy. "North Side townhomes finally will be built."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Aug. 13.

Belko, Mark. "URA may back team for North Ave. work."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Aug. 13.

* Lord, Rich. "Alcoa Foundation funds 3 local institutions."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2008 April 28.
"A $400,000 grant to the Carnegie Library system will back children's areas in new North Side and Hill District branches."

* "Plans for North Side library branch to be presented."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 April 24.

* Walsh, Glenn A. "Lower North Side - Two Years with No Public Library Service Despite Repaired Library."
Address. Pittsburgh City Council. 2008 April 24.

"North Side townhouse construction to begin."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 April 12.

* Walsh, Glenn A. "Lower North Side - Two Years with No Public Library Service Despite Repaired Library."
Address. Board of Directors, Allegheny Regional Asset District. 2008 March 31.
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version

* Walsh, Glenn A. Letters-to-the-Editor:
"About my views." (Last letter of six letters on web page)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 March 29.
Response to letter-to-the-editor personal attack,
regarding both Carnegie Library and Buhl Planetarium,
published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on 2008 January 1.
Original, more detailed response was e-mailed to the
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on 2008 January 5.

* Walsh, Glenn A. "Response to Personal Attack in Post-Gazette."
Address. Allegheny County Council. 2008 March 18.
Response of Glenn A. Walsh to personal attack in "Belated opposition"
letter-to-the-editor in 2008 Jan. 1 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, regarding
both Carnegie Library and Buhl Planetarium.

* Walsh, Glenn A. "Response to Personal Attack in Post-Gazette."
Address. Pittsburgh City Council. 2008 March 18.
Response of Glenn A. Walsh to personal attack in "Belated opposition"
letter-to-the-editor in 2008 Jan. 1 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, regarding
both Carnegie Library and Buhl Planetarium.

* "The Allegheny Library saga continues."
Allegheny West Gazette Newsletter, Pittsburgh 2008 March.
The Allegheny West Gazette is the official newsletter of the Allegheny West Civic Council, North Side, Pittsburgh.

* Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Tonya Payne, who has boasted (at the 2007 December 18 public hearing at the New Hazlett Theater in the North Side's Carnegie Hall) about using her URA Board position to pressure Carnegie Library to move the Allegheny Regional Branch Library out of the historic Allegheny Center building to a new building in the Central North Side, "dropped the ball" in a historic designation procedure for the Hill District boyhood home of the late playwright August Wilson:
** "City Council gives historic status to August Wilson home."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Feb. 27.
** Lord, Rich. "Council OKs historic status for Wilson home."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Feb. 21.
** "Playwright's home gets early OK as historic structure."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Feb. 21.
** Lord, Rich. "Council tentatively OKs historic status for Wilson house."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2008 Feb. 20.
** "Pittsburgh council gives historic nod to August Wilson home."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2008 Feb. 20.
** Lord, Rich. "Council hit for Wilson home delay."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Feb. 19.
** Boren, Jeremy. "Councilwoman regrets delay in Wilson home recognition."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Feb. 19.
** Boren, Jeremy. "Pittsburgh City Council holds hearing on August Wilson home."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2008 Feb. 18.
** Lord, Rich. "Family seeks probe of delay in Wilson house designation."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Feb. 18.
** Lord, Rich. "Payne won't say if Wilson warnings were ignored."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Feb. 5.
** Lord, Rich. "Intrigue deepens over playwright's home."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Feb. 2.
** "August Wilson house a political football."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Feb. 1.
** Lord, Rich. "Historic status for Wilson's boyhood home hits political snag."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Jan. 30.

* Walsh, Glenn A. "Response to Personal Attack in Post-Gazette."
Address. Board of Directors, Allegheny County Library Association. 2008 Feb. 18.
Response of Glenn A. Walsh to personal attack in "Belated opposition"
letter-to-the-editor in 2008 Jan. 1 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, regarding
both Carnegie Library and Buhl Planetarium.

* O'Neill, Sharon M. Correspondence (Electronic-Mail):
"Actions, Funding, and Parties involved in the Former Sunoco Site at the
corner of Federal and Parkhurst Streets in Central Northside."

Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh 2008 Feb. 8.
Response to David Tessitor's Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law Request regarding
funding sources used for site of proposed new North Side Carnegie Library.

* Walsh, Glenn A. "Carnegie Library's Abandonment of Allegheny Regional Library."
Address. Pittsburgh City Council. 2008 Jan.15.
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version

* Surma, John and Gerard, Leo. "Sunday Forum: The importance of libraries."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Jan. 13

* Malakoff, Robert. "Library arrogance," Letters-to-the-Editor
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Jan. 2
(Second letter of seven on web page)

* Demko, David and Kimmel, Joan. "Belated opposition," Letters-to-the-Editor
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Jan. 1
(Fifth letter of seven on web page)
Glenn A. Walsh Reply (to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette by electronic mail)
to Personal Attack in "Belated opposition" Letter-to-the-Editor,

Regarding BOTH Carnegie Library and Buhl Planetarium.

* 2007 Dec. 28 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
North Side library relocation plan given green light
By Jeremy Boren

* 2007 Dec. 28 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
City Council clears way for new North Side library

* 2007 Dec. 27 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line:
Council OKs North Side library move
By Jeremy Boren

* 2007 Dec. 27, 10:48 a.m. - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line:
Council clears way for new North Side library
By Rich Lord

* 2007 Dec. 27 - Pittsburgh City Council:
MINUTES OF RECONVENED STANDING COMMITTEES MEETING OF DECEMBER 18, 2007
FOR PRELIMINARY VOTE ON PROPOSAL TO BUILD NEW NORTH SIDE LIBRARY
Meeting occurred: Thursday, December 27, 2007, 10:00 a.m. EST

During this meeting of City Council's Standing Committee on Housing, Economic Development & Promotion, Bill Number 2007-1944 was approved, allowing Carnegie Library to move out of the historic Allegheny Regional Branch into a new structure on the new property to be purchased from the Urban Redevelopment Authority. Later that morning, during the last legislative meeting of this session of City Council, the resolution received final approval. In both cases, the vote was 7 in favor, 1 opposed; City Councilwoman Darlene Harris (whose district the historic Allegheny Regional Branch is located within) was the opposing vote.

* 2007 Dec. 27 - Public Statement and Support Letter --
Public statement before Pittsburgh City Council regarding future of Allegheny Regional Branch, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, along with letter supporting retention of historic Allegheny Regional Branch building as a public library.

Statement of Glenn A. Walsh: Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version
Letter from person who could not attend City Council meeting:
Heather Steed

* 2007 Dec. 27 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Preservationist seeks delay in sale of land for library
By Rich Lord

* 2007 Dec. 24 - The Times-Herald, Newnan GA, Page 1:
U.S.'s first Carnegie Library in jeopardy
By W. WINSTON SKINNER
Newnan, Georgia, which moved library services out of historic Carnegie Library building
20 years ago in favor of new library structure, plans to undo this mistake
by restoring library service to historic Carnegie Library building.
This will be the first Carnegie Library building to have library service restored,
after the building was used for an alternate purpose (courthouse annex).
More information about Newnan Carnegie Library

* 2007 Dec. 21 - Pittsburgh City Council:
RECONVENED STANDING COMMITTEES MEETING OF DECEMBER 18, 2007
FOR PRELIMINARY VOTE ON PROPOSAL TO BUILD NEW NORTH SIDE LIBRARY
Thursday, December 27, 2007, 10:00 a.m. EST

Final vote is expected at City Council Legislative Meeting, IMMEDIATELY
FOLLOWING RECONVENED STANDING COMMITTEES MEETING.

* 2007 Dec. 19 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
North Side library debate at historic dimension
By Bill Zlatos

* 2007 Dec. 18 - Public Hearing Statement and Letters --
Public Hearing before Pittsburgh City Council regarding future of Allegheny Regional Branch, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Statement of Glenn A. Walsh: Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version
Letters from people who could not attend hearing:
Steve Pietzak
Friends of the Carnegie, Newnan, Georgia *** Greenville-LaGrange Neighborhood Association, Newnan, Georgia

* 2007 Dec. 18 - Public Statement before
Pittsburgh City Council by Glenn A. Walsh - Public hearing regarding restoring library service to Allegheny Regional Branch of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will be Tue., Dec. 18, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. in the New Hazlett Theater on the North Side:

Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version

* 2007 Dec. 17 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Page B-1:
Library's plan to build anew on North Side meets strong opposition
By Diana Nelson Jones
Regarding plans to abandon historic Allegheny Regional Library building,
built by Andrew Carnegie in the neighborhood where he grew-up.
in favor of smaller library structure three blocks away.

* 2007 Dec. 17 - The Times-Herald, Newnan GA, Page 1:
Carnegie Friends support Pittsburgh
By W. WINSTON SKINNER
Newnan, Georgia, which moved library services out of historic Carnegie Library building
20 years ago in favor of new library structure, plans to undo this mistake
by restoring library service to historic Carnegie Library building.
This will be the first Carnegie Library building to have library service restored,
after the building was used for an alternate purpose (courthouse annex).
More information about Newnan Carnegie Library

* 2007 Dec. 17 - Public Statement before
Pittsburgh City Council by Glenn A. Walsh - Public hearing regarding restoring library service to Allegheny Regional Branch of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will be Tue., Dec. 18, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. in the New Hazlett Theater on the North Side:

Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version

* 2007 Dec. 12 - Public Statement before
Pittsburgh City Council by Glenn A. Walsh - Public hearing regarding restoring library service to Allegheny Regional Branch of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will be Tue., Dec. 18, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. in the New Hazlett Theater on the North Side:

Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version

* 2007 Dec. 11 - Public Statement before
Pittsburgh City Council by Glenn A. Walsh - Public hearing regarding restoring library service to Allegheny Regional Branch of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will be Tue., Dec. 18, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. in the New Hazlett Theater on the North Side:

Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version

* 2007 Dec. 9 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
The day the City of Allegheny disappeared
Pittsburgh gobbles smaller neighbor as Alleghenians vote 'no' but to no avail

By Diana Nelson Jones

* 2007 Dec. 9 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Hearing set for opponents of new North Side library
By Diana Nelson Jones

* 2007 Dec. 9 - NEWS RELEASE:
Fate of 1st Carnegie Library to be Debated at North Side
Neighborhood Public Hearing, Sponsored by City Council

Tue. Dec. 18, 5 p.m. at New Hazlett Theater, North Side

Pittsburgh City Council
Public Hearing Schedule
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
5:00 PM - Public Hearing - Bill No. 2007-1965
Location at the New Hazelett Theatre, 6 Allegheny Sq. Petition hearing on Bill No. 1944
from the residents of the City of Pittsburgh requesting City Council to hold a public
hearing relative to the Resolution approving Execution of a Contract for Disposition by
Sale of Land by and between the URA and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, for the Sale of
Disposition Parcel 16 in Redevelopment Area No. 51, in the 22nd Ward of the City of
Pittsburgh, Council District 6 (Library Construction)

Update: Allegheny Regional Branch Library Public Hearing Scheduled --
Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. EST at the New Hazlett Theater in Carnegie Hall, adjacent to the Allegheny Regional Branch Library.
NOTE: The Action Alert succeeded. The public hearing has been rescheduled for 5pm, Tuesday, December 18th at the New Hazlett Theater (it's part of the Allegheny Regional Library building in Allegheny Square, North Side). You will need to call (412) 255-2138 in advance to register to speak for 3 minutes.

* 2007 Dec. 5 - Public Statement before
Pittsburgh City Council by Glenn A. Walsh -
Have public hearing regarding proposed move of Allegheny Regional Branch Library in neighborhood, at New Hazlett Theater in Carnegie Hall:
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version

* 2007 Dec. 2 - NEW WEB SITE:
Website for and by patrons of the
Allegheny Regional Branch
of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

To restore library service in America's first
publicly funded Carnegie Library !!!

* 2007 Nov. 26 & 27 - Public Statements:
Citizens petition Pittsburgh City Council for reopening of newly-restored
Allegheny Regional Branch of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
Statements of Glenn A. Walsh before the ---
** 2007 Nov. 26 - Board of Directors, Allegheny Regional Asset District:
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version
** 2007 Nov. 27 - City Council, City of Pittsburgh:
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version

Nelson Jones, Diana. "Long-delayed housing project expected to begin next spring."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2007 Nov. 4.

* 2007 Oct. 23 - The Times-Herald, Newnan GA:
Carnegie Library prospects hailed by an expert on Carnegie libraries, Glenn A. Walsh.
By W. WINSTON SKINNER
(Article appeared under banner headline, at top of first page.)
Mentions Friends of the Zeiss, The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular
Science, and the historic Zeiss II Planetarium Projector.

* 2007 Aug. 26 - News Release:
CARNEGIE LIBRARY TO CONSIDER CLOSING LIBRARIES
IN "RIGHTSIZING" PLAN

* 2007 May 29 - Public Statement of Glenn A. Walsh
Before Board of Directors, Allegheny Regional Asset District (ARAD)
Re: Abandonment of original Allegheny Regional Branch of Carnegie Library,
and lack of private funds to build proposed new North Side library.
Prepared Text

* 2007 May 2 - Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation News:
Storm Damaged Allegheny Library Repaired

* 2007 April 19, 12:40 p.m. - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line:
Groundbreaking today for Hill library
By Diana Nelson Jones
The orginal Wylie Avenue Branch Carnegie Library building (second neighborhood branch in the first neighborhood branch system built by Andrew Carnegie), built in 1899, was sold in the early 1980s and is now in use as a mosque. This article also briefly talks about plans for a new North Side library.

* 2006 Dec. 12 - Statement of Glenn A. Walsh Before Pittsburgh City Council, Regarding Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Request for Additional City Funds in 2007: Prepared Text * Large-Print Version
Statement also talks about Carnegie Library's abandonment of the historic Hazelwood Branch Library and proposed abandonment of historic Allegheny Regional Branch Library.

* 2006 Dec. 6 - Pittsburgh Trib p.m.:
Column: Who else will be booking to the North Side?
By Mike Seate
Regarding Nov. 11 "groundbreaking" for new North Side library.

* 2006 Nov. 27 - Statement, Before Board of Directors, Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) Regarding Proposed Abandonment of Historic Allegheny Regional Branch Library by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh,
of Glenn A. Walsh: Prepared Text * Large-Print Version

* 2006 Nov. 20 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Federal Hill may revitalize neighborhood
Today's groundbreaking a glimpse of hope after decades of decline

By Diana Nelson Jones
Includes information regarding proposed new Carnegie Library branch.

* 2006 Nov. 18 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
North Side: Library work begins

* 2006 Nov. 13 - Statement, Before Pittsburgh City Council
Regarding Proposed Abandonment of Historic Allegheny Regional
Branch Library by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh,
by Glenn A. Walsh: Prepared Text * Large-Print Version

* 2006 Nov. 1 - Pittsburgh School Superintendent Recommends AGAINST Relocating Arts Middle School into Historic Allegheny Regional Branch of Carnegie Library, Due to High Cost of Renovation:
2006 Nov. 2 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Roosevelt: Deficit won't require tax hike
By Bill Zlatos
2006 Nov. 2 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Roosevelt: Move Rogers school for arts into closed Milliones building
By Joe Smydo

* 2006 Oct. 3 - Public Statements Before the Board of Directors,
Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD)
Regarding Proposed Abandonment of Historic Allegheny Regional
Branch Library by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh:
Stephen Pietzak (former Allegheny Regional Branch Librarian) *** Glenn A. Walsh: Prepared Text * Large-Print Version
News Release

* 2006 Sept. 19 - Statements Before Pittsburgh City Council
Regarding Proposed Abandonment of Historic Allegheny Regional
Branch Library by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh:
Stephen Pietzak (former Allegheny Regional Branch Librarian) *** Glenn A. Walsh

* 2006 Sept. 15 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Library's new site OK'd
Not all are happy as URA votes to convey N. Side lots for replacement building

By Mark Belko

* 2006 Sept. 15 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Carnegie Library lands lot for $1
By Tony LaRussa

* 2006 Sept. 14 - Statements Before Board of Directors,
Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA)
Regarding Proposed Abandonment of Historic Allegheny Regional
Branch Library by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
Texts of two of the six statements delivered:
Stephen Pietzak (former Allegheny Regional Branch Librarian) *** Glenn A. Walsh: Prepared Text * Large-Print Version

* 2006 Sept. 14 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Hazlett reopens as unique arts venue
By Alice T. Carter
TRIBUNE-REVIEW THEATER CRITIC
Opened in 1890 as world's first Carnegie Hall !

* 2006 Sept. 13 - News Release:
Citizens to Oppose Conveyance of Land to Carnegie Library
At URA Board Meeting Thursday, 2:00 p.m.

* 2006 Sept. 12 - Statements Before Pittsburgh City Council
Regarding Proposed Abandonment of Historic Allegheny Regional
Branch Library by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
Texts of two of the four statements delivered:
Stephen Pietzak (former Allegheny Regional Branch Librarian) *** Glenn A. Walsh: Prepared Text * Large-Print Version

* 2006 Sept. 12 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Letters-to-the-Editor
Closing a gem
By DALE R. MEYER, Brighton Heights
Letter opposing abandonment of original Allegheny Regional Branch Library.
(Sixth of seven letters on web page)

* 2006 Aug. 31 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
City seeks new site for North Side library
By Diana Nelson Jones
* 2006 Aug. 31 - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh:
News Release
Repairs to Begin on Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Allegheny Regional
Allegheny Regional Branch Library was first publicly-funded Carnegie Library
in United States, in neighborhood where Andrew Carnegie grew-up,
next-door to original Buhl Planetarium.

* 2006 Aug. 9 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Places: Woods Run renovation brings light,
neighborhood into library

By Patricia Lowry
Article briefly discusses upcoming renovation of Allegheny Regional Branch Library.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh:
Woods Run Branch (North Side) Reopens After Renovation
Renovation Project Details

* 2006 Aug. 6 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Woods Run (North Side) Library branch gets new life By Bill Zlatos
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh:
Woods Run Branch (North Side) Reopens After Renovation
Renovation Project Details

* 2006 July 3 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Carnegie Library repairs pegged at $2M
By Tony LaRussa

* 2006 May 29 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Briefs: North Side
Library closing won't halt reading program

(Seventh news brief of nine on web page)

* 2006 May 26 - News Release from Carnegie Library:
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Continues Plans
for North Side Summer Reading Program

* 2006 May 21 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Search for temporary location for Carnegie's Allegheny branch goes on

* 2006 May 12 - News Release from Carnegie Library:
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Allegheny Regional Update.

* 2006 April 18 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Library seeking alternate site for North Side branch
By Diana Nelson Jones

* 2006 April 18 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Carnegie branch looks for home on North Side
By Michael Hasch

* 2006 April 14 - News Release from Carnegie Library:
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Allegheny Regional Remains Closed Indefinitely
Damage to building a public safety concern.

* 2006 April 11 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Heavy lifting starts at library hit by lightning
By Diana Nelson Jones

* 2006 April 10 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Debris removal begins at lightning-damaged library
By Diana Nelson Jones

* 2006 April 10 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Library collects money for restoration
By Lara Brenckle
(Carnegie Library, Allegheny Regional Branch,
next to Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium)

* 2006 April 9 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Part of clock tower crashes at Allegheny Regional Branch
By Ann Belser

* 2006 April 9 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Thunderbolt rips library
By Thomas Olson and Tony LaRussa


* 2006 July 13 - Port Authority Board of Directors approves "North Shore Connector" rapid transit extension project, to serve Pittsburgh's Lower North Side.
*** Pittsburgh's Lower North Side, originally Allegheny City, is home to America's first publicly-funded Carnegie Library and the world's first Carnegie Hall, Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science (which merged with Carnegie Institute in 1987), and it is the neighborhood where Andrew Carnegie grew-up.

***

* 2006 April 7 - Pittsburgh Trib p.m.:
Tough Fridays By Andrew Johnson
The Andy Warhol Museum, Sandusky Street at East General Robinson
Street on Pittsburgh's Lower North Side (one of the four Carnegie
Museums of Pittsburgh) has difficulty attracting visitors to their
weekly evening visiting hours on Fridays (until 10:00 p.m.).
Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science
(located in Allegheny Center on Pittsburgh's Lower North Side)
offered public visiting hours on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
evenings (until 9:30 p.m.) until financial limitations ended this
schedule in June of 1984.
The author convinced Buhl management to reinstitute public evening
hours one night per week on Friday, in conjunction with the
then-Golden Triangle Association-led initiative to keep
more people in the city after working hours. Buhl Planetarium
opened to the public every Friday evening until 9:30 p.m. (with the
Observatory remaining open, weather-permitting, until 10:30 p.m.)
from 1986 June 13 (yes, "Friday the 13th"!) until the last Friday
the building was open to the general public, 1991 August 30.
This Friday evening schedule, which included a planetarium
performance
at 7:00 p.m. (as well as several laser-light concerts
later in the evening), was quite successful. In fact, later
on a third Friday planetarium show at 4:00 p.m. was added
(to the existing show times of 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.).

* 2006 March 28 - The Daily News, McKeesport PA:
Vacancies remain as RAD board reorganizes directors
By Patrick Cloonan
Includes Friends of the Zeiss Comments on Failure of Carnegie Science
Center to Reassemble Historic Zeiss II Planetarium Projector.

* 2006 March 27 - News Release:
Science Center Misses Deadline to Reassemble
Historic Zeiss Projector; Claims Delay

Also see News Article.

* 2006 Feb. 25 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Obituary: Harry Turner / He took his model trains on the road
Dec. 20, 1942 - Feb. 21, 2006

Inspired by Buhl Planetarium's Miniature Railroad and Village.

* 2006 Feb. 22 - LiveScience.com:
Surprise: Chickens Can Grow Teeth By Bjorn Carey

* 2006 Feb. 22 - SkyandTelescope.com:
London Planetarium to Close By Edwin L. Aguirre

* 2006 Feb. 13 - Sky and Telescope.com:
Sky Publishing Completes Sale to New Track Media LLC
Sky & Telescope magazine becomes cornerstone
of newly formed media company

For a short time beginning in January of 1940,
The Sky magazine, predecessor to
Sky & Telescope magazine, became the
"official bulletin of the Hayden Planetarium in
New York City and of the new Buhl Planetarium and
Institute of Popular Science in Pittsburgh, Pa.
"

* 2006 Feb. 8 - Two Planetarium Manufacturers Merge --
Evans and Sutherland to Buy Spitz, Inc.

* 2006 Jan. 28 - 20 Years Ago: Challenger Disaster Viewed
at Buhl Planetarium

* 2006 Jan. 12 - Pittsburgh City Paper:
Near Allegheny Center Mall there is a scary-looking building
with Three Mile Island-like cooling towers and brightly painted pipes inside.
What goes on inside there?

Question submitted by: Scott Greer, Wildwood, Pa. *** Writer: CHRIS POTTER

* 2006 Jan. 7 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Former museum worker claims race bias By Ervin Dyer
Lawsuit against Children's Museum and Executive Director

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

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


* 2006 June 1
National Spelling Bee Champ Crowned,
for First Time on National Network Television (ABC-TV):
For many years, Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium hosted the local rounds
for the Western Pennsylvania Spelling Bee in the Little Science Theater.

* 2006 June 3 - Philadelphia Inquirer:
Bee champ takes national spotlight.
But can this Jersey girl spell c-e-l-e-b-r-i-t-y?

By Kristen A. Graham

* 2006 June 2 - Associated Press:
Hometown thrilled about win by new national spelling bee champ By DANIELA FLORES

* 2006 June 2 - Associated Press:
New Jersey girl pockets first prime-time spelling bee title By JOSEPH WHITE

* 2006 June 2 - Associated Press:
5th try spells success for her

* 2006 June 2 - Associated Press:
Schoolgirl is first ever from N.J. to win national bee
By Darlene Superville

* 2006 June 1 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Karnege's plan wud hav speled big changes By Dan Majors
Regarding Andrew Carnegie's Simplified Spelling Board

* 2006 June 1 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
'Chervil' is undoing of local speller
By Dan Majors

* 2006 June 1 - Associated Press:
New Jersey girl wins National Spelling Bee

* 2006 June 1 - Associated Press:
Lone New Jersey student advances in National Spelling Bee

* 2006 June 1 - Associated Press:
Alabama boy elimintated from national spelling bee's 4th round

* 2006 June 1 - Philadelphia Daily News:
'The 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee

* 2006 June 1 - Associated Press:
For serious spellers, tonight is prime time
By Darlene Superville

* 2006 May 31 - Associated Press:
First day of spelling bee draws to close
By Darlene Superville

* 2006 May 31 - Associated Press:
Nation's best spellers descend on Washington

* 2006 May 31 - Los Angeles Times:
Prime time for spelling
National bee gets the "Idol" treatment.

By Johanna Neuman

* 2006 May 30 - Associated Press:
A fifth, final trip to top spelling bee carries big hopes
A N.J. girl has placed higher each year.

By Daniela Flores

* 2006 May 29 - Associated Press:
How do you spell persistence? C-L-O-S-E
By DANIELA FLORES


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:

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

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


News of Astronomy, Space, and other Sciences

Buhl Planetarium/Friends of the Zeiss
News Archives Page

News Archive:
News: Astronomy, Space, Science

Special Note Regarding News Reports and Links

* CITIZEN SCIENCE - Saturday, 2006 December 30:
Annual Christmas Bird Count
Family event sponsored by the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania.

* 2006 Dec. 29 - CNN/AP:
Ancient ice shelf breaks free from Canadian Arctic

* 2006 Dec. 29 - CNN/Reuters:
China heralds year of the fluorescent green pig<

* 2006 Dec. 28 - SpaceMart.com:
UW Researcher Changed Our View Of The World 40 Years Ago
by Terry Devitt

* 2006 Dec. 28 - NASA:
True Fakes: Scientists make simulated lunar soil

* 2006 Annual News Update: Buhl Planetarium

* 2006 Dec. 27 - CNN/Reuters:
Scientists launch 'planet hunter'

* 2006 Dec. 27 - CNN:
Polar bears may get protection
Interior secretary proposes listing polar bears as threatened species.

* 2006 Dec. 27 - BBC:
Military team reaches South Pole
Members of a British team have become the first military personnel
to reach the South Pole for nearly 100 years.

* 2006 Dec. 27 - Los Angeles Times/AP:
NASA Seeks Ways to Boost Youth Appeal
By MIKE SCHNEIDER

* 2006 Dec. 26 - MSNBC/Space.com:
European planet-hunter set to launch
Satelite will look for slight dip in starlight caused by planet's passage

By Ker Than

* 2006 Dec. 26 - CNN/AP:
Russia-China space pact won't include key technology

* 2006 Dec. 26 - CNN/AP:
Japanese satellite fails to unfold antenna

* NASA: Updates: Space Shuttle Discovery 2006 December Mission

* 2006 Dec. 22 - UniverseToday.com:
Book Review: Team Moon

* 2006 Dec. 22 - CNN:
Discovery home for the holidays

* 2006 Dec. 22 - CNN/AP:
Researchers catch giant squid

* 2006 Dec. 21 - BBC:
Europe's 'biggest dinosaur' found
Fossils found in Spain belong to what was probably Europe's
biggest ever dinosaur, according to scientists.

* 2006 Dec. 21 - CNN/AP:
NASA debates shuttle landing sites

* 2006 Dec. 21 - NASA:
Scientists Predict Big Solar Cycle

* 2006 Dec. 22 - JapanToday.com:
New asteroid probe planned within 5 years

* 2006 Dec. 21 - LiveScience.com:
Study: Less Acid Rain Not Always So Great
By Sara Goudarzi

* 2006 Dec. 20 - The Sydney Morning Herald:
The dawn of time - after 13 billion years in the darkroom
By Richard Macey

* 2006 Dec. 20 - CNN/AP:
NASA watching weather as shuttle landing nears

* 2006 Dec. 20 - Scientific American.com:
Odd Gamma-Ray Burst Points to New Form of Stellar Suicide
One of the brightest stellar explosions ever observed blows apart
current theories on how stars die a spectacular death.

By David Biello

* 2006 Dec. 20 - CNN/Reuters:
Virgin Komodo dragon is expecting

* 2006 Dec. 20 - CNN/Reuters:
Balmy winter puts chill on bird migration

* 2006 Dec. 19 - Planetary Science Research Discoveries:
Squeezing Meteorites to Reveal the Martian Mantle
--- Experiments at high temperature and pressure give clues to the
composition of the interior of Mars.

Written by G. Jeffrey Taylor
Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology

* 2006 Dec. 18 - CNN/AP:
Fourth spacewalk under way

* 2006 Dec. 18 - CNN/AP:
Google teams up with NASA

* 2006 Dec. 18 - english.eviewweek.com:
Czech astronomers discover unknown asteroid

* 2006 Dec. 18 - CNN/AP:
Equator's glaciers slipping away

* 2006 Dec. 18 - StarDate.org:
Joseph John Thomson, Discoverer of the Electron,
Born Today 150 Years Ago!

* 2006 Dec. 18 - American Radio Relay League:
End of an Era: FCC to Drop Morse Testing for All Amateur License Classes
Official Federal Communications Commission notice:

* 2006 Dec. 15 - FCC:
FCC MODIFIES AMATEUR RADIO SERVICE RULES,
ELIMINATING MORSE CODE EXAM REQUIREMENTS AND,
ADDRESSING ARRL PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION

* 2006 Dec. 15 - Sky and Telescope Magazine:
The Winter Solstice: A Time for the Sun's Rebirth
Winter Begins Thursday, December 21, 2006 at 7:22 p.m. EST

* 2006 Dec. 16 - SpaceWeather.com:
AURORAS PREDICTED SATURDAY NIGHT

* 2006 Dec. 16 - CNN/AP:
Astronauts head out again for wiring job

* 2006 Dec. 16 - CNN/AP:
Crowd cheers private spaceport's first launch

* 2006 Dec. 15 - CNN/AP:
How to fold a solar panel -- NASA style

* 2006 Dec. 15 - CNN/AP:
Satellite cleared for takeoff at spaceport

* 2006 Dec. 14 - CNN/AP:
Liquid water theory on Saturn moon questioned

* 2006 Dec. 13 - CNN/AP:
Astronauts face array of tricky tasks

* 2006 Dec. 13 - SpaceWeather.com:
X-FLARE: Sunspot 930 has unleashed another big solar flare

* 2006 Dec. 13 - BBC:
Final stage for telescope design
A project to build the world's biggest telescope has been given
the go-ahead to move into its final design stage.

* 2006 Dec. 13 - CNN/AP:
China's white dolphin called extinct after 20 million years

* 2006 Dec. 12 - LARGE METEOR SHOWER PREDICTED WEDNESDAY NIGHT:
CNN/Space.com: Big meteor shower Wednesday night
NASA: The 2006 Geminid Meteor Shower

* 2006 Dec. 12 - CNN/AP:
Astronauts prepare for spacewalk

* 2006 Dec. 12 - CNN/Reuters:
Study: Global warming prolongs life of space junk

* 2006 Dec. 11 - CNN/AP:
NASA won't put price tag on moon base

* 2006 Dec. 11 - CNN/AP:
Shuttle docks with space station

* 2006 Dec. 11 - CNN/AP:
Shuttle races toward rendezvous with space station

* 2006 Dec. 11 - MacWorld:
iPod takes a place on Space Station
An Apple iPod has a home on the International Space Station

By Jonny Evans

* 2006 Dec. 11 - MSNBC/AP:
Launch of rocket scrubbed due to glitch
Software problem delays deployment of Air Force, NASA satellites

* 2006 Dec. 10 - CNN/AP:
Discovery crew checks for launch damage

* 2006 Dec. 9 - CNN/AP:
NASA gets set for Saturday launch

* 2006 Dec. 8 - CNN/AP:
Planetary triple play on deck this weekend ** More Info** Sunrise Times (Pittsburgh)
IF USING TELESCOPE OR BINOCULARS, DO NOT VIEW SUN, WHICH WILL BE
RISING SHORTLY AFTER THE 3 PLANETS RISE. LOOKING AT THE SUN
WITH A TELESCOPE OR BINOCULARS COULD VERY SERIOUSLY,
AND PERMANENTLY, DAMAGE EYES !!!

* 2006 Dec. 8 - CNN/AP:
Report: Ebola killing African gorillas

* 2006 Dec. 8 - BBC:
Ariane sends satellites to orbit
The European heavy-lift rocket Ariane 5 has been launched from
French Guiana to put two satellites in orbit.

* 2006 Dec. 7 - CNN/AP:
NASA: Bad weather may delay Discovery launch

* 2006 Dec. 7 - CNN/AP:
NASA: Global warming reducing ocean's food supply

* 2006 Dec. 7 - CNN/Reuters:
Researchers batty over winged mammal's long tongue

* 2006 Dec. 6 - CNN/Reuters:
Black hole gulps remote star

* 2006 Dec. 6 - CNN/AP:
Photos show evidence of recent water on Mars

* 2006 Dec. 5 - CNN:
NASA wants permanent moon base
Also: 2006 Dec. 5 - Time Magazine:
Promising the Moon
Despite a history of failed projects and the inevitable budget questions,
NASA's plan to build a base on the moon's south lunar pole
could be the real deal

By JEFFREY KLUGER

* 2006 Dec. 4 - SpaceWeather.com:
Rare Tornado Near Historic Alexandria Library in Egypt: Photo

* 2006 Dec. 1 - NASA:
Lunar Leonid Strikes
Meteoroids are smashing into the Moon more than expected.

* 2006 Dec. 1 - CNN/AP:
Engineers have trouble boosting space station

* 2006 Dec. 1 - CNN/Reuters:
Study: Single massive asteroid wiped out dinosaurs

* 2006 Nov. 30 - CNN/Reuters:
Ancient astronomical device thrills scholars
Also see The 2,000-year-old computer

* 2006 Nov. 30 - CNN/Reuters:
Hawking: Humans must colonize other planets


* NEW MOVIE RELEASES:

** 2006 Dec. 1 - The Boston Globe:
'The Nativity Story'
Which describes the Star of Bethlehem as conjunction of Venus and Jupiter,
one of the alternatives given in Buhl Planetarium's "Star of Bethlehem"
sky show, shown in the original Theater of the Stars 1939-1990.

** 2006 Nov. 28 - IN THEATERS DEC. 22:
"Night at the Museum" *** More info


* News Release - 2006 Nov. 28:

RAD Denies Taxpayer Funds for Rehab of
Old Post Office Roof, Long-Neglected by Children's Museum

* 2006 Nov. 28 - SpaceDaily.com:
Astronomers Find First Ever Gamma Ray Clock

* 2006 Nov. 28 - Detroit Free Press:
Arts
With bodies on display, science center
to attract visitors and ethical questions
BY MARTIN F. KOHN

* 2006 Nov. 28 - New Movie Release Dec. 22:
"Night at the Museum" *** More info

* 2006 Nov. 27 - CNN/Reuters:
Rich Chinese buying tickets to space

* 2006 Nov. 27 - CNN/Reuters:
Study: Humpback whales have 'human' brain cells

* 2006 Nov. 27 - EarthTimes.org:
Thunderstorms could be the cause for Saturn's spokes, say scientists
By Ravi Chopra

* 2006 Nov. 26 - Washington Post:
Commentary
How Inconvenient
Science a la Joe Camel

By Laurie David
National Science Teachers' Association rejects offer of 50,000 DVD copies of Al
Gore's film on Global Warming, "An Inconvenient Truth," for use in science classes.

* 2006 Nov. 24 - CNN/Reuters:
Gene makes wheat more nutritious

* 2006 Nov. 22 - BBC:
Telescope captures double blast
Two stars have been seen to explode within months
of each other in the same galaxy by the Swift telescope.

* 2006 Nov. 22 - Forbes Magazine On-Line:
Business In The Beltway
Will Democrats Ride To Museums' Rescue?
By Ashlea Ebeling

* 2006 Nov. 21 - NASA:
Thanksgiving Skies
There are some things you can only see from the window of an airplane

* 2006 Nov. 21 - CNN/AP:
Global warming already killing species, analysis says

* 2006 Nov. 21 - CNN/AP:
NASA still hunting for Mars-exploring workhorse

* 2006 Nov. - Institute of Museum and Library Services:
Nov. 21: Mary L. Chute Reappointed IMLS Deputy Director for Libraries
Nov. 20: IMLS Launches New Conservation Initiative

* 2006 Nov. 15 - Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Going for a blast into the real past
If the experiment works, a signal could be received before it's sent

By TOM PAULSON
Time Travel? Attempt to send photon back in time!

2006 Nov. 20 - CNN/AP:
Pittsburgh polar bears get new home

2006 Nov. 20 - ABC:
Move Over Tiger: Astronauts Prep for Space Golf
By GINA SUNSERI

2006 Nov. 20 - Daily Times/AP, Pakistan:
Space probe to search for missing craft

2006 Nov. 18 - ZeeNews.com:
China`s first ever space textbook declassified and published

* 2006 Nov. 17 - Leonid Meteor Shower This Weekend --
2006 Nov. 17 - CNN/Space.com:
Leonid meteor shower nears peak
By Joe Rao
2006 Nov. 14 - NASA:
Return of the Leonids
Author: Dr. Tony Phillips

2006 Nov. 17 - CNN/AP:
Climate conference agrees on next steps

* 2006 Nov. 17 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Pitt professor scores Science double-header
By Allison M. Heinrichs

* 2006 Nov. 15 - Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Going for a blast into the real past
If the experiment works, a signal could be received before it's sent

By TOM PAULSON
Time Travel? Attempt to send photon back in time!

* 2006 Nov. 13 - The Space Review:
Not really lost in space: the new National Space Policy
by Dwayne A. Day

* 2006 Nov. 13 - BBC:
Contact lost with Mars spacecraft
Nasa's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft has been out of contact
with Earth for more than a week.

* 2006 Nov. 13 - CNN/AP:
Clever manatees happy, not dumb

* 2006 Nov. 12 - Slashdot.org:
NASA Avoids "Happy New Year" On Shuttle

* 2006 Nov. 12 - Science Daily:
Happy Birthday, Venus Express!

* 2006 Nov. 9 - CNN/AP:
Discovery creeps to launch pad

* 2006 Nov. 9 - CNN/AP:
Mariners report new island in South Pacific

* 2006 Nov. 9 - CNN/AP:
Smithsonian offers a view from above

* 2006 Nov. 8 - CNN/Reuters:
Could our big brains come from Neanderthals?

* 2006 Nov. 8 - CNN/Reuters:
Project would plant a billion trees worldwide

* 2006 Nov. 8 - Philadelphia Inquirer:
Editorial:
Fixing the Hubble
Editorial | A triumph of science over beans

* 2006 Nov. 8 - People's Daily, Beijing, China:
Science news fights for column space in Chinese newspapers

* 2006 Nov. 6 - CNN/Reuters:
Swirling plastic vortex menaces sea life

* 2006 Nov. 6 - Cornell Chronicle:
Despite significant recommended cuts from NSF for Arecibo,
Cornell astronomers are optimistic about observatory's future

By Lauren Gold

* 2006 Nov. 6 - ABC News:
Military and Space Museum Closes Temporarily
As USS Intrepid Moved for Overhaul

By PAT MILTON

* 2006 Nov. 6 - NASA:
Bizarre Lunar Orbits

* 2006 Nov. 1 - COSMOS:
Lost Moon landing tapes discovered
By Carmelo Amalfi

Astronauts to visit Hubble for service call

* 2006 Oct. 31 - CNN/AP:
Deep Impact probe heading for new comet

* 2006 Oct. 27 - LAObserved:
Observatory's science lacking?
By Kevin Roderick
Regarding upcoming Nov. 3 reopening of renovated and enlarged
Griffith Observatory and Planetarium, Los Angeles.

* 2006 Oct. 27 - International Astronomical Union (IAU):
IAU Announces International Year of Astronomy 2009

* 2006 Oct. 27 - CNN/AP:
Space station crew unloads cargo ship

* 2006 Oct. 27 - CNN/AP:
Software billionaire next space tourist

* 2006 Oct. 27 - Cornell Chronicle:
John Murra, professor emeritus of anthropology, dies at 90
By Franklin Crawford

* 2006 Oct. 26 - Astronomy Magazine:
Astronomy magazine podcast: Yerkes Observatory sale
Kyle Cudworth of Yerkes Observatory discusses the latest on the
Yerkes sale with Astronomy Assistant Editor Jeremy McGovern.

* 2006 Oct. 26 - NASA:
A Growing Intelligence Around Earth

* 2006 Oct. 26 - South Hills Backyard Astronomers:
COMET SWAN is now 5th magnitude, technically visible to the
naked-eye, IF you are in a dark location.

* 2006 Oct. 26 - CNN/AP:
Problem with ISS cargo ship fixed

* 2006 Oct. 25 - CNN/AP:
The Spark of a New Era
70th Anniversary of JPL Rocketry

* 2006 Oct. 24 - LiveScience.com:
Virtual Helmet Takes Wearer to Outer Space
Beginning of Virtual Planetarium

* 2006 Oct. 20 - NASA:
2006 Transit of Mercury
NEVER USE A TELESCOPE OR BINOCULARS TO LOOK AT THE SUN,
SOLAR ECLIPSE, OR SOLAR TRANSIT OF A PLANET WITHOUT THE
PROPER TRAINING AND FILTERING EQUIPMENT.
OTHERWISE, YOU COULD SEVERELY DAMAGE YOUR EYES,
PERMANENTLY !!!

* 2006 Oct. 25 - CNN/AP:
Dire prediction for world's coral reefs

* 2006 Oct. 25 - CNN/AP:
Celebrity chef whips up food to go -- into orbit

* 2006 Oct. 23 - CNN/AP:
Hubble (Space Telescope) could soon learn its fate

* 2006 Oct. 20 - NASA:
2006 Transit of Mercury
NEVER USE A TELESCOPE OR BINOCULARS TO LOOK AT THE SUN,
SOLAR ECLIPSE, OR SOLAR TRANSIT OF A PLANET WITHOUT THE
PROPER TRAINING AND FILTERING EQUIPMENT.
OTHERWISE, YOU COULD SEVERELY DAMAGE YOUR EYES,
PERMANENTLY !!!

* 2006 Oct. 17 - Adventure Science Center, Nashville:
Adventure Science Center To Build State-Of-The-Art
Planetarium And Sky And Space Wing
$20 Million Project Will Give Children Unparalleled Opportunities
To Explore the Final Frontier

* 2006 Oct. 20 - National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Hawaii:
Subaru Earthquake Update
Regards impact of recent Hawaii earthquake on Suburu Telescope,
the mirror of which was produced by L-3 Brashear in Pittsburgh.

* 2006 Oct. 18 - Investor's Business Daily:
John Brashear Kept His Goals In Sharp Focus
BY DONNA HOWELL, Technology Reporter
Friends of the Zeiss Project Director Glenn A. Walsh is extensively
quoted in this national business newspaper article, regarding the life of
famous 19th century astronomer and lens maker John A. Brashear.

* 2006 Oct. 17 - CNN/AP:
Scientists create new element

* 2006 Oct. 17 - CNN/AP:
NASA may delay future shuttle launches

* 2006 Oct. 17 - CNN/Reuters:
Antarctic ice collapse tied to greenhouse gases

* 2006 Oct. 17 - CNN/Reuters:
Spacecraft brings Mars into focus

* 2006 Oct. 17 - National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Hawaii:
Subaru Earthquake Update
Regards impact of recent Hawaii earthquake on Suburu Telescope,
the mirror of which was produced by L-3 Brashear in Pittsburgh.

* 2006 Oct. 16 - W.M. Keck Observatory, Hawaii:
Earthquake Update from W.M. Keck Observatory
Regards impact of recent Hawaii earthquake on Observatory.

* 2006 Oct. 16 - CNN/AP:
Unusual meteorite found in Kansas
New ground-penetrating radar technology might someday be used on Mars

By Roxana Hegeman

* 2006 Oct. 12 - WhereMostNeeded.org:
Museum CFO Charged with Crime:
Used Endowment to Cover Deficits

* 2006 Oct. 12 - New Scientist:
Imagine Earth without people
By Bob Holmes

* 2006 Oct. 11 - Notice - New Web Page:
Buhl Planetarium "Firsts" and World Records

* 2006 Oct. 11 - CNN/Reuters:
Space station crew goes out for a spin

* 2006 Oct. 11 - CNN/Reuters:
Earth wobbles linked to extinctions

* 2006 Oct. 11 - CNN/Reuters:
Multicolored bird hailed as new species

* 2006 Oct. 11 - CNN/AP:
Jupiter's smaller spot getting redder

* 2006 Oct. 10 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Local observatory helps confirm planet's existence
By David Templeton

* 2006 Oct. 10 - CNN/Reuters:
Yahoo laser to ask: Anybody there?

* 2006 Oct. 10 - CNN/AP:
Study: Dust may quell hurricanes

* 2006 Oct. 9 - The Chronicle of Higher Education:
The Decline of the Natural-History Museum
By Thomas H. Benton

* 2006 Oct. 9 - EOnLine.com:
"Trek" (Star Trek) Auction Beams Up Big Bucks
by Joal Ryan

* 2006 Oct. 9 - CNN/Reuters:
NASA considers Frenchman for space station stint

* 2006 Oct. 9 - CNN/AP:
Greece hopeful museum will house Elgin marbles

* 2006 Oct. 9 - WhereMostNeeded.com:
Brooklyn Museum Reorganizes to the Dismay of Old Guard

* 2006 Oct. 6 - CNN:
Mars images show rover perched on crater

* 2006 Oct. 6 - CNN/AP:
Space debris punched hole in shuttle

* 2006 Oct. 4 - CNN/Reuters:
Scientists teleport two different objects

* 2006 Oct. 4 - CNN/Space.com:
Mysterious radio hiss blamed on space weather

* 2006 Oct. 4 - CNN/Reuters:
Report: Sewage, coastal destruction threaten oceans

* 2006 Oct. 4 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line:
New Nobel winner set to get Pitt prize tomorrow

* 2006 Oct. 4 - CNN/AP:
Son follows father and wins Nobel

* 2006 Oct. 4 - Washington Post On-Line:
Rocket Monopoly Approved
Boeing-Lockheed Alliance Likely to Increase Costs

By Renae Merle

* 2006 Oct. 3 - NASA:
Novarupta
Regarding largest volcanic eruption of 20th century.

* 2006 Oct. - PhysicsToday.org:
Saving our view of the night skies

* 2006 Oct. 3 - CNN/AP:
Americans win Nobel physics prize

* 2006 Oct. 3 - Institute of Museum and Library Services:
IMLS Swears in National Museum and Library Services Board Members,
Announces Conservation Initiative during Anniversary Celebration

* 2006 Oct. 1 - CNN/AP:
Software finds missing 'a' in Armstrong's moon quote

* 2006 Sept. 29 - The New York Times:
Where the Moon Stood Still, and the Ancients Watched
By MIRIAM HORN

* 2006 Sept. 29 - CNN/AP:
NASA OKs night launch for shuttle
By Jeanna Bryner

* 2006 Sept. 28 - CNN/AP:
Space tourist, crew touch down

* 2006 Sept. 28 - NASA:
Strange Moonlight

* 2006 Sept. 26 - CNN/Space.com:
Astronomers find supernova first spotted in A.D. 185
By Jeanna Bryner

* 2006 Sept. 26 - CNN/Reuters:
Private rocket fails to reach space

* 2006 Sept. 25 - CNN/AP:
Iranian women applaud space tourist

* 2006 Sept. 25 - CNN/AP:
China cracks open door on secretive space program

* 2006 Sept. 25 - CNN/Reuters:
Japan launches sun satellite

* 2006 Sept. 25 - CNN/AP:
Injured dolphin may get prosthetic tail

* 2006 Sept. 25 - ScienceDaily.com:
Students Launch Project To Send Rocket Into Space For Under £1,000

* 2006 Sept. 24 - KurzweilAI.net:
The Moon as backup drive for civilization

* 2006 Sept. 24 - Scientific American:
Rocket launch in U.S. ushers in cheap space flight
By Tim Gaynor

* 2006 Sept. 23 - SpaceRef.com/NASA:
NASA Administrator Michael Griffin Visits China

* 2006 Sept. 23 - BBC:
Japan launches Sun 'microscope' By Jonathan Amos

* 2006 Sept. 22 - Nature:
Shooting for space on a shoestring
Just how cheap can rockets get?

By Michael Hopkin

* 2006 Sept. 21 - Space.com:
Private Space Habitat Could Launch by 2010
By Warren Ferster

* 2006 Sept. 22 - CNN/AP:
Astronaut collapses during ceremony

Mission Updates from NASA

* 2006 Sept. 22 - CNN/Reuters:
Space tourist enjoying her stay

* 2006 Sept. 21 - CNN/AP:
Atlantis lands safely in Florida

Mission Updates from NASA

* 2006 Sept. 21 - NASA:
Surprises from the Edge of the Solar System

* 2006 Sept. 21 - European Space Agency:
Cydonia - the face on Mars

* 2006 Sept. 20 - CNN/AP:
NASA: Atlantis to land Thursday

Mission Updates from NASA

* 2006 Sept. 20 - CNN/AP:
Female space tourist arrives at space station

* 2006 Sept. 20 - WhereMostNeeded.com:
Artist Thinks Contemporary Art Museums Have Sold Out

* 2006 Sept. 19 - CNN/AP:
Mystery object delays shuttle landing

Mission Updates from NASA

* 2006 Sept. 19 - Institute of Museum and Library Services:
Libraries, Museums, and Public Broadcasters Collaborate
to Improve Their Communities

* 2006 Sept. 18 - NASA:
NASA's Greatest Fan Video Contest for ages 13-24

* 2006 Sept. 18 - CNN:
Female space tourist blasts off

* 2006 Sept. 18 - European Space Agency:
New evidence links stellar remains to oldest recorded supernova

* 2006 Sept. 17 - CNN/AP:
Shuttle crew heads for home, Wednesday landing planned

Mission Updates from NASA

* 2006 Sept. 16 - CNN/AP:
Shuttle crew gets lie-in, chance to play

Mission Updates from NASA

* 2006 Sept. 15 - CNN/AP:
Astronauts complete final spacewalk

Mission Updates from NASA

* 2006 Sept. 15 - CNN/AP:
First female space tourist poised for launch

* 2006 Sept. 14 - CNN/AP:
Astronomers find distant, fluffy world

* 2006 Sept. 12 - CNN/AP:
Spacewalker loses bolt and spring

Mission Updates from NASA

* 2006 Sept. 12 - CNN/AP:
Meteor's sonic boom rattles residents

* 2006 Sept. 11 - CNN/AP:
Russia-China plan for moon mission

* 2006 Sept. 11 - CNN/AP:
'Busy day' as Atlantis docks to space station

Mission Updates from NASA

* 2006 Sept. 10 - CNN/AP:
Shuttle early report: No damage to skin

Mission Updates from NASA

* 2006 Sept. 10 - CNN:
6.0 quake in Gulf shakes Southeast

* 2006 Sept. 9 - CNN/AP:
Atlantis roars off into space

Mission Updates from NASA

* 2006 Sept. 9 - Australian Broadcasting Corporation:
Space mission to probe solar blasts

* 2006 Sept. 8 - StarTrek.com:
Star Trek at 40: September 8, 1966
40th anniversary of popular science-fiction television series.

* 2006 Sept. 8 - CNN:
NASA scrubs shuttle launch, hopes for better luck Saturday

* Latest news on damaged Carnegie Library clock tower
and Carnegie Library intention to relocate first U.S. publicly-funded
Carnegie Library, built by Andrew Carnegie in neighborhood of his youth.

* Latest news on construction of subway link to serve Pittsburgh's Lower North Side
(where industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie grew-up),
including original Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny (nation's first
publicly-funded Carnegie Library), Carnegie Hall (world's first Carnegie Hall),
and original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science.

* Latest news on conversion of last hometown department store, Kaufmann's.
to Macy's; earlier hometown department store, Boggs and Buhl, led to
construction of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science.

* 2006 Sept. 7 - Space.com:
Newfound Object Further Blurs Planet Definition
By Ker Than

* 2006 Sept. 6 - CNN/AP:
Shuttle launch delayed until Friday at soonest

* 2006 Sept. 5 - CNN/AP:
NASA expects weather to hold for Atlantis

* 2006 Sept. 5 - CNN/AP:
Europe's spacecraft hits the moon

More Details

* 2006 Sept. 5 - BBC:
Aye to the telescope
By Finlo Rohrer

* 2006 Sept. 2 - ScienceDaily.com:
Hubble Captures A Rare Eclipse On Uranus

* 2006 Sept. 2 - The Australian:
Plea to keep the universe Greek

* 2006 Sept. 1 - TerraDaily.com/UPI:
Evolution Science Back On US Grant List

* 2006 Sept 1 - News Release:
Space Probe Crash on Moon May Be Visible to
Amateur Astronomers with Large Telescopes Saturday Night

More Details

* 2006 Sept. 1 - Washington Post:
Lockheed Wins Contract to Build NASA's New Spaceship
By Renae Merle

* 2006 Sept. 1 - CNN/AP:
Russia delays Soyuz launch

* 2006 Sept. 1 - CNN/AP:
Key Apollo figure Rocco Petrone dies

* 2006 Sept. 1 - NASA:
Solar Sentinels

* 2006 Aug. 31 - CNN/AP:
NASA aims for Wednesday launch

* 2006 Aug. 31 - Australian Broadcasting Corporation:
Polynesian sailing myth all at sea
By Judy Skatssoon

* 2006 Aug. 31 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
City seeks new site for North Side library
By Diana Nelson Jones
Allegheny Regional Branch Library was first publicly-funded Carnegie Library
in United States, in neighborhood where Andrew Carnegie grew-up,
next-door to original Buhl Planetarium.

* 2006 Aug. 29 - CNN/AP:
Change of plans for Atlantis

* 2006 Aug. 29 - WhereMostNeeded.org:
Space Museum Founder Ordered to Pay
Resistution for Stolen Artifacts

* 2006 Aug. 28 - News Release:
Children’s Museum Ignores Roof Needs in 2002, During Capital Campaign;
Now Seeks Taxpayer Funds for Old Post Office Roof Replacement

Gutting of Buhl Planetarium facilities received priority over roof repair.

* 2006 Aug. 28 - CNN:
NASA scrubs Atlantis launch under storm threat

* 2006 Aug. 28 - CNN/AP:
World's oldest person dies at age 116

* 2006 Aug. 27 - NASA:
NASA Working 'Competing Objectives' on Atlantis Launch
Keeping an eye on Hurricane Ernesto

* 2006 Aug. 26 - CNN:
Shuttle launch delayed till Monday due to lightning
From Marsha Walton

* 2006 Aug. 25 - CNN/Reuters:
Shuttle launch countdown begins

* 2006 Aug. 25 - CNN/AP:
Meet the first female space tourist

* 2006 Aug. 25 - NASA:
Martian Misinformation
* 2006 Aug. 2 - BEWARE OF MARS E-MAIL HOAX:
Ignore e-mail retread messages (originated in 2003 or 2005) which claim that Mars
will appear as large as the Moon in 2006 August. From Earth, Mars can NEVER
appear as large as our Moon appears in the sky!
Read warnings, from 2005, regarding this hoax e-mail:
BadAstronomy.com *** NASA

* 2006 Aug. 25 - The Great Planet Debate --
** 2006 Aug. 27 - Scotland on Sunday:
Pluto row could lead to Neptune losing planet status
RICHARD GRAY
SCIENCE CORRESPONDENT
** 2006 Aug. 25 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Then there were 8: Pluto isn't a planet
Astronomers' new rules change status

By Pete Zapadka
** 2006 Aug. 25 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Dwarfed by comparison
By Allison M. Heinrichs
** 2006 Aug. 25 - DNAIndia.com:
Indian who knew Pluto 20 years before anybody else
By Sachin Kalbag
** SkyTonight.com/Sky and Telescope:

Planet Debate Heats Up
by Richard Tresch Fienberg
** 2006 Aug. 16 - IAU:
The IAU draft definition of "planet" and "plutons"
** More Details on IAU Definitions

* 2006 Aug. 23 - NASA:
Mariner Meteor Mystery, Solved?

* 2006 Aug. 23 - LPOD.org:
40 Years Ago Today:
First Earth-rise Photo From Moon

* 2006 Aug. 22 - CNN/AP:
Spaceman spills the beans
New manned spacecraft to Moon called "Orion."

* 2006 Aug. 22 - CNN/AP:
Russian solves historic math problem, shuns prize

* 2006 Aug. 21 - CNN/AP:
Engineers swap out bolts on Atlantis
Launch window opens August 27

* 2006 Aug. 20 - The Sydney Morning Herald:
One small step in hunt for moon film world didn't see
By Carmel Egan
Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" (a favorite Buhl Planetarium
laser-light concert) may help find missing Apollo video tapes.

* 2006 Aug. 20 - The Guardian, London:
Revealed: world's oldest computer
By Helena Smith
Machine from 80 B.C. used to map the motions of the sun, moon and planets.

* 2006 Aug. 18 - The Great Planet Debate --
** SkyTonight.com/Sky and Telescope:

Planet Debate Heats Up
by Richard Tresch Fienberg
** 2006 Aug. 16 - IAU:
The IAU draft definition of "planet" and "plutons"
** More Details on IAU Definitions

* 2006 Aug. 14 - Press & Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton NY:
BUDGET WOES AT ROBERSON MUSEUM
Cuts threaten Kopernik
Director on deficit: 'We are really in trouble'

By Brian Liberatore
Binghamton museum and observatory in financial trouble.

* 2006 Aug. 14 - Washington Post/AP:
NASA Borrows Ideas From Apollo Program
By JAY REEVES

* 2006 Aug. 14 - CNN/AP:
Pluto on the chopping block
Astronomers meet to define 'planet'

* 2006 Aug. 14 - CNN/Reuters:
'One small step for man,' 700-box tape loss for NASA
Original recordings of Apollo moon missions are missing

* 2006 Aug. 13 - Space.com:
Tale of the TV Tapes: Apollo 11 Mission Archive Mystery Unspools
By Leonard David, Senior Space Writer

* 2006 Aug. 11 - SkyTonight.com/Sky and Telescope Magazine:
Moonlight Perseids by Tony Flanders

* 2006 Aug. 11 - CNN:
Shuttle countdown test goes smoothly

* 2006 Aug. 9 - University of Iowa:
U.S. Space Pioneer, UI Professor James A. Van Allen Dies
Discovered "Van Allen" radiation belts surrounding Earth, in 1958.

* 2006 Aug. 9 - CNN:
Science reveals secrets of invisibility

* 2006 Aug. 9 - CNN/AP:
Group working to restore NASA relic

* 2006 Aug. 9 - BBC:
Full moon fear for Mayon volcano
By Sarah Toms

* 2006 Aug. 9 - BBC:
Paintings reveal pollution clues
Monet's paintings could shed light on pollution in London
at the turn of the 20th Century, say scientists.

* 2006 Aug. 9 - New Book Announcement:
The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 10:
The Berlin Years: Correspondence, May-December 1920,
and Supplementary Correspondence, 1909-1920

* 2006 Aug. 8 - The Guardian, London:
In praise of ... the Voyager space probe
Space probe reaches milestone while flying out of solar system.

* 2006 Aug. 8 - CNN/Space.com:
Study: Universe bigger, older than expected
By Ker Than

* 2006 Aug. 11 - SkyTonight.com/Sky and Telescope Magazine:
Moonlight Perseids by Tony Flanders

* 2006 Aug. 7 - NASA:
Perseid Earthgrazers
may be visible during Aug. 12 Perseid Meteor Shower peak.

* 2006 Aug. 7 - WhereMostNeeded.com:
Hermitage Museum Responds with Surprising Transparency to Insider Thefts

* 2006 Aug. 7 - Southern Arkansas University:
Historic Pottery Stolen from Research Station

* 2006 Aug. 7 - Ten Years Ago...
Possible Evidence of Ancient Martian Life Found on Meteorite
CNN/AP: Meteorite mystery vexes NASA scientists
Few experts believe Martian rock contains traces of life

The Space Review: ALH84001 + 10 by Jeff Foust
More Details

* 2006 Aug. 7 - CNN/AP:
Astronaut Glenn, wife leave hospital
Ex-senator, 85, suffered minor fracture in car accident

* 2006 Aug. 7 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Exhibit A:
Local museums experience ups and downs attracting crowds

By Tim McNulty

* 2006 Aug. 7 - Washington Post:
Military Blimps Report for Duty
By Renae Merle
Pentagon explores low-cost older technology.

* 2006 Aug. 4 - Institute of Museum and Library Services:
Five Presidential Nominees Appointed to
National Museum and Library Services Board

* 2006 Aug. 4 - NASA:
The X-Moon
Extreme Sports Olympics on the Moon?

* 2006 Aug. 3 - CNN/Space.com:
Moon's odd bulge finally explained
By Sara Goudarzi

* 2006 Aug. 3 - Detroit Free Press:
Plymouth museum director fired
BY ZACHARY GORCHOW
Museum Director used museum resources for political campaign?

* 2006 Aug. 3 - BBC:
Peru link to Indian archaeological find?
By Harsh Kabra

* 2006 Aug. 2 - BEWARE OF MARS E-MAIL HOAX:
Ignore e-mail retread messages (originated in 2003 or 2005) which claim that Mars
will appear as large as the Moon in 2006 August. From Earth, Mars can NEVER
appear as large as our Moon appears in the sky!
Read warnings, from 2005, regarding this hoax e-mail:
BadAstronomy.com *** NASA

* 2006 August 2 - CNN/AP:
Atlantis rolls out to launch pad

* 2006 August 1 - CNN/AP:
Mother-of-pearl clouds float over Antarctica

Can Cleveland residents see Canada across Lake Erie?
* 2006 July 30 - Examiner.com/AP:
Scientists Say Erie Mirage Could Be Real
* 2006 July 27 - The Plain Dealer, Cleveland:
Can't believe your eyes? Yes, that's Canada!
Mirage can give you a glimpse up north

By Michael O'Malley

* 2006 July 29 - New Scientist:
Electrified bugs soar into space and infest the galaxy

* 2006 July 28 - The Wall Street Journal:
Editorial - REVIEW & OUTLOOK:
The Art of Pricing
Even museums are subject to the forces of the market

* 2006 July 18 - The State, Columbia SC:
'THE CULTURAL ANCHOR OF DOWNTOWN'
Study touts art museum’s impact
Report shows it generates $9.7 million annually to Columbia economy

By NOELLE PHILLIPS

* 2006 July 28 - Galileo's Crescent Moon
European observers, on July 29, may see same Moon Galileo saw in 1609.

* 2006 July 27 - UniverseToday.com:
The Largest Structure in the Universe
Astronomers discover gigantic filaments of galaxies,

* 2006 July 26 - CNN/AP:
Cassini finds evidence of hydrocarbon lakes on Titan

* 2006 July 26 - CNN/AP:
Forgotten Jamestown well holds centuries-old artifacts

* 2006 July 26 - CNN/Space.com:
Bigelow gambles on private space station

* 2006 July 26 - Yahoo! News/AP:
New rubber sidewalks easier on the joints
By DERRILL HOLLY

* 2006 July 25 - CNN/Reuters:
Drought reduces Iguazu Falls to a trickle in Brazil

* 2006 July 24 - Yahoo! News/Reuters:
Space, the final frontier for "Star Trek's" Scotty
Remains of Star Trek's "Scotty" (actor James Doohan), and
Mercury Astronaut Gordon Cooper, to be launched into Space in Oct.

* 2006 July 24 - CNN/Reuters:
Shuttle Atlantis readied for launch

* 2006 July 24 - CNN/AP:
Spacewalks for sale
Space tourists offered 'holy grail of spaceflight'

* 2006 July 22 - SpaceWeather.com:
AURORA WATCH: Magnetic filament snapped (exploded) on Sun on July 20

* 2006 July 22 - The New York Times:
Critic's Notebook
Should Art Museums Always Be Free? There’s Room for Debate
By ROBERTA SMITH

* 2006 July 21 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Richland High grad in charge of shuttle
Will command Discovery in 2007

By David Templeton

* 2006 July 21 - Carnegie Institution of Washington:
Father of Earth-formation models, Carnegie’s George Wetherill, dies at 80

* 2006 July 20 - SkyandTelescope.com:
SOFIA Saved!
Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)
restored to NASA budget for FY 2007
By Jonathan McDowell

* 2006 July 20 - CNN/Space.com:
Quick turnaround for shuttle
Atlantis slated for August launch, Discovery in December

By Tariq Malik

* 2006 July 20 - European Space Agency:
SMART-1 birthday postcard of Apollo 11 landing site

* 2006 July 19 - National Radio Astronomy Observatory:
Observatory Publishes Memoir of Pioneer Radio Astronomer

* 2006 July 18 - News Release:
Space Probe Crash on Moon May Be Visible to
Amateur Astronomers with Large Telescopes

More Details

* 2006 July 18 - The New York Times:
In a Lawsuit Aimed at Iran, Terror Victims Focus on
Ancient Artifacts in a Chicago Museum

By ROBIN POGREBIN

* 2006 July 18 - Institute of Museum and Library Services:
Institute of Museum and Library Services Announces
$16.9 million for Museums for America
Nation’s Largest Federal Funding Program for Museums
Will Strengthen 177 Museums from Art to Zoo, Across America

* 2006 July 18 - Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-121) News:
CNN/AP: Discovery crew: 'We did it'
NASA: Review of STS-121 Mission

* 2006 July 18 - CNN/AP:
Virgin Galactic on track to begin space flights

* 2006 July 17 - The Space Review:
Genesis and the future space hotel<
by Taylor Dinerman

* 2006 July 17 - DNAIndia.com/Reuters:
NASA's history, from Mercury to the moon

* 2006 July 17 - The Independent, Massillon OH:
NASA Helps Visually Impaired Students Rocket On

* 2006 July 17 - Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-121) News:
CNN: Discovery returns home
Crew completes 5.3-million-mile trip

NASA: Welcome Home

* 2006 July 17 - SkyandTelescope.com:
Saturn's Spare Tire
By Selby Cull
Debris pocket bulging out of one of Saturn's rings
discovered by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

* 2006 July 15-20 - USS Monitor Expedition 2006:
Researchers to map shipwreck of one of the greatest American
technological innovations of the 19th century: USS Monitor

* 2006 July 14 - Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-121) News:
CNN/AP: Discovery crew pack bags, prepare for space station undocking
Astronauts to conduct late shuttle inspection

NASA: Leonardo Returns to Shuttle’s Payload Bay

* 2006 July 13 - Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-121) News:
CNN/AP: Astronauts to look for dings in shuttle
Crew takes a break, throws M&Ms across cockpit

NASA: Day of Light Duty on Tap for Shuttle Crew

* 2006 July 13 - Port Authority Board of Directors approves "North Shore
Connector" rapid transit extension project, to serve Pittsburgh's Lower
North Side.

*** Pittsburgh's Lower North Side, originally Allegheny City,
is home to America's first publicly-funded Carnegie Library
and the world's first Carnegie Hall, Pittsburgh's original
Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science
(which merged with Carnegie Institute in 1987),
and it is the neighborhood where Andrew Carnegie grew-up.

* 2006 July 13 - Physorg.com:
Taking Soil Science to Outer Space

* 2006 July 12 - ThisisLondon.co.uk/The Evening Standard:
New stars at the Planetarium
By Valentine Low
Celebrity replaces Astronomy at London Planetarium.

* 2006 July 12 - SkyandTelescope.com:
Predicting Solar Eruptions
By Selby Cull

* 2006 July 12 - Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-121) News:
CNN/AP: Astronauts spackle in space
Oops! Spatula floats away from spacewalker

NASA: Spacewalkers Demonstrating Repair Techniques

* 2006 July 12 - Lycos.com/AP:
Spacecraft successfully inflates in orbit
By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer

* 2006 July 12 - CNN/AP:
Spacecraft carrying commercial space station launches

* 2006 July 11 - Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-121) News:
CNN/AP: Astronaut to NASA: Can't fix it, duct it?
Bush invites Discovery crew to White House

NASA: Crews Prep for Spacewalk, Receive Call From President

* 2006 July 11 - The New York Times:
A Peek Into the Remarkable Mind Behind the Genetic Code

* 2006 July 10 - BBC:
Electrical pioneer Tesla honoured
Serbian and Croatian officials have joined together to
celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of
electricity pioneer and inventor Nikola Tesla.

More about Nikola Tesla and the Tesla Coil at
Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium.

Also see Dedication of Carnegie Mellon University bust of Mr. Tesla

* 2006 July 10 - News from Norway:
Another meteorite hits Norway
By Nina Berglund

* 2006 July 9 - Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-121) News:
CNN/AP: NASA ponders whether shuttle tuft needs plucking
NASA: Shuttle, Station Crews Hold News Conference

* 2006 July 8 - Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-121) News:
CNN/AP: Astronauts begin spacewalk
NASA: Spacewalkers Fix Transporter Problem
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Editorial:
Return mission / Space shuttle Discovery lights up NASA's sky

*2006 July 8 - AP/The Roanoke Times:
Navy and whale advocates settle sonar suit
By DAVID BRISCOE

*2006 July 8 - Broadcast Reply of Glenn A. Walsh to KQV Editorial
Regarding "North Shore Connector" rapid transit extension
project, to serve Pittsburgh's Lower North Side.

* 2006 July 7 - CNN/AP:
U.S. President George Bush Holds News Conference at
Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry --
Bush urges more science research funding
News Conference Announced
AP/Beaumont Enterprise: Text of Chicago News Conference

* 2006 July 7 - CNN/AP:
Stephen Hawking has a question for you
'How can human race survive?'
astrophysicist asks on Web site

* 2006 July 6 - Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-121) News:
CNN/AP: Discovery docks with space station
Shuttle performs back flip maneuver

NASA: Discovery Crew to Spend Week at Space Station

* 2006 July 6 - Space.com:
Mystery Object Found in Supernova's Heart

* 2006 July 6 - CNN/Reuters:
'Starshade' may aid space exploration
With Telescopes When Looking for Earth-like Planets

* 2006 July 6 - CNN/Reuters:
Agreement protects Monarch butterfly

* 2006 July 5 - CNN/AP:
Whale lawsuit forces Navy to change sonar plan

* 2006 July 5 - Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-121) News:
CNN/AP: Astronauts start heat shield inspections
NASA: Docking with International Space Station: June 6, 10:52 a.m. EDST

* 2006 July 5 - LiveScience.com:
Scientists Issue Dire Warning on Marine Life

* 2006 July 4 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Pittsburgh natives' camera aboard shuttle Discovery
By Dan Majors

* 2006 July 3 - LiveScience.com:
Americans Sleep Less than They Think They Do
By Robert Roy Britt

* 2006 July 3 - LiveScience.com:
Understanding of Human Body Clock Reworked
By Ker Than

* 2006 July 3 - CNN & NASA:
Crack in Space Shuttle Foam Insulation Being Analyzed;
Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-121) Launch
Still Tentatively Scheduled for July 4, 2:38 p.m. EDST

* 2006 July 2 - NASA:
Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-121) Launch
Postponed to July 4, 2:38 p.m. EDST

* 2006 July 1 - NASA:
Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-121) Launch
Postponed to July 2, 3:26 p.m. EDST

* 2006 June 30 - NASA:
Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-121) Readies for July 1 Launch

* 2006 June 29 - NASA:
A Heavenly Sky Show on the 4th of July

* 2006 June 29 - NASA:
Pluto-Bound, Student-Built Dust Detector Renamed "Venetia,"
Honoring Girl Who Named Ninth Planet

* 2006 June 27 - Yahoo! News/AP:
Tropical Stonehenge may have been found
By STAN LEHMAN

* 2006 June 26 - NASA:
Mysterious Lunar Swirls

* 2006 June 26 - Space.com:
Huge Asteroid to Fly Past Earth July 3
By Joe Rao

* 2006 June 23 - Space.com:
Hubble Telescope's Main Camera Stops Working
By Robert Roy Britt

* 2006 June 22 - LiveScience.com:
Cell Phones Increase Risk of Death By Lightning, Doctors Claim
By Ker Than

* 2006 June 21 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Carnegie Mellon University unveils bust of great inventor Tesla
By David Templeton
More about Nikola Tesla and the Tesla Coil at
Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium.

Also see 150th anniversary of Mr. Tesla's birth.

* 2006 June 21 - Space.com:
STS-121 Launch Dissent Stemmed From Risk to Shuttle, Not Astronauts
By Tariq Malik

* 2006 June 21 - Astronomy Picture of the Day, NASA:
Sunrise Solstice (in 2005) at Stonehenge
Credit & Copyright: Pete Strasser (Tucson, Arizona, USA)

* 2006 June 20 - Science Magazine/AAAS:
Pluto's Twins Get Their Names - Names for 2 new moons
By Govert Schilling

* 2006 June 19 Monday Morning 9:00 a.m. (EDST)
Ceremony designating South Hills Post Office, Pittsburgh
as "Congressman James Grove Fulton Memorial Post Office Building":
Official Presentation of Plaque from Congressman Timothy Murphy to
the Pittsburgh Postmaster: 2006 June 19, 9:22:50 a.m. (EDST)
H.R.3256
Title: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service
located at 3038 West Liberty Avenue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
as the "Congressman James Grove Fulton Memorial Post Office Building".
Sponsor: Rep Murphy, Tim [PA-18] (introduced 7/12/2005); Cosponsors (18)
Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 109-190: 2006 March 20
Congressman Fulton was ardent supporter of U.S. Space Program.
* 2006 June 19 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Dormont
Post office to be renamed for congressman

(Eighth of thirteen news briefs on web page)

* 2006 June 18 - u>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
New Hazlett is on track to open in September
By Timothy McNulty
Located inside world's first Carnegie Hall, adjacent to America's first
publicly-funded Carnegie Library, and next-door to original Buhl Planetarium.

* 2006 June 16 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
New NASA flight director is Mt. Lebanon native
By David Templeton

* 2006 June 16 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Mt. Lebanon native gains top NASA post
By Greg Latshaw

* 2006 June 15 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
North Shore
Planetarium secures $1 million for upgrade
(Last of 10 news briefs on web page)
Buhl Foundation funding for technological upgrades to the
Henry Buhl, Jr. Planetarium inside The Carnegie Science Center.
Funding did not include restoration of historic Zeiss II Planetarium Projector.

* 2006 June 14 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Science center to offer a better look at the sky
By Tim McNulty
Buhl Foundation funding for technological upgrades to the
Henry Buhl, Jr. Planetarium inside The Carnegie Science Center.
Funding did not include restoration of historic Zeiss II Planetarium Projector.

* 2006 June 15 - News from Norway:
Astronomer apologizes for meteorite fuss
A professor at the Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
at the University of Oslo has issued an editorial apology for
what he called "exaggerated explosive force" linked to reports
of the recent meteorite strike in Norway.
Original article

* 2006 June 13 - NASA:
A Meteoroid Hits the Moon
Possibly from the Arietid Meteor Shower
Also see possible iron meteorite on Mars.

* 2006 June 12 - Forbes Magazine On-Line/AP:
'2001: A Space Odyssey' Composer Ligeti Dies
By WILLIAM J. KOLE

* 2006 June 12 - WhereMostNeeded.org:
IRS Busts Historical Society for Payroll Tax Nonpayment

* 2006 June 11, 10:06AM EDT - Craigslist.org:
Buhl Planetarium Seats - $50
Red cloth seats from Theater of the Stars of the original
Buhl Planetarium for sale.

* 2006 June 11 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
A giant forged:
Pittsburgh and Allegheny City [Now Pittsburgh's North Side]
one hundred years ago
By David M. Brown

* 2006 June 9 - News from Norway:
Record meteorite hit Norway
As Wednesday morning dawned,
northern Norway was hit with an impact
comparable to the atomic bomb used on Hiroshima.

Possibly from the Arietid Meteor Shower
Also see possible iron meteorite on Mars.

* 2006 June 9 - Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA:
Possible Meteorite in 'Columbia Hills' on Mars

* 2006 June 8 - LiveScience.com:
Bizarre Survival Tactic: Gazelles Shrink Heart to Beat Heat
By Bjorn Carey

* 2006 June 8 - WhereMostNeeded.org:
Smithsonian Inspector General Resigns

* 2006 June 7 - SkyandTelescope.com:
Agreement Reached on Yerkes Sale By Robert Naeye
Research & Education to Continue at Historic Yerkes Observatory

* 2006 June 3 - Bering Sea Blog:
Climate Change and the Bering Sea
By Karen DeSeve, Exhibit Developer,
Liberty Science Center, Jersey City NJ

* 2006 June 1 - Pittsburgh City Paper:
Rant #287
Educators: Rein In Kids on School Field Trips

Writer: HEIDI MCDONALD
Regarding poor behaving school groups at Carnegie Science Center

* 2006 June 1 - National Spelling Bee Champ Crowned,
for First Time on National Network Television (ABC-TV)
:
For many years, Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium hosted the local rounds
for the Western Pennsylvania Spelling Bee in the Little Science Theater.

* 2006 June - Reflections Quarterly Publication of the
Mt. Wilson Observatory Association:
ANDREW CARNEGIE VISITS MOUNT WILSON
As Recounted in Newspapers of the Time

(Poor weather obscures view of Halley's Comet
during 1910 March visit.)
By Marilyn Morgan
(Page 4 of the .pdf document)

* 2006 May 25 - USA Today:
NASA launches GOES-N weather satellite
By Travis Reed, Associated Press Writer

* 2006 May 25 - WhereMostNeeded.org:
Space Museum Ex-Director Sentenced for Stealing Artifacts

* 2006 May 23 - Space.com:
Voyager 2 Detects Odd Shape of Solar System's Edge
By Ker Than

* 2006 May 16 - MSNBC:
Moon offers the ultimate lab for explorers
NASA aims to ‘relearn exploration’ and do science at lunar base

By Leonard David

* 2006 May 16 - The Jerusalem Post/AP:
Report: Spacecraft crashed into rendezvous satellite

* 2006 May 15 - SpaceflightNow.com/NASA
X-rays fly as cracking comet streaks across the sky

* 2006 May 15 - The Discovery Channel:
NASA Outfits Shuttle With New Fuel Tank
By Irene Mona Klotz

* 2006 May 15 - The Guardian, Manchester, England:
The scientist that history forgot By David Bodanis

* 2006 May 12 - ScienceDaily.com:
Mars Meteorite Similar To Bacteria-etched Earth Rocks

* 2006 May 11 - Discovery Channel:
Telescopes Catch Comet Break Up
By Larry O'Hanlon, Discovery News

* 2006 May 9 - rediff.com:
Indian astronaut will not train at NASA

* 2006 May 9 - LiveScience.com:
Let Me Tell You a Secret:
How You Hear Whispers

By Robert Roy Britt

* 2006 May 9 - Space.com/AP:
India's Moon Probe to Carry Two NASA Experiments
By Gavin Rabinowitz

* 2006 May 9 - Space.com/Florida Today:
Shuttle Discovery to Leave Hangar Early
By Todd Halvorson

* 2006 May 9 - Space.com:
Reports:
X Prize Sponsor May Become First Female Space Tourist

By Tariq Malik

* 2006 May 8 - LiveScience.com:
Dolphins Name Themselves
By Bjorn Carey

* 2006 May 8 - Space.com/AP:
Japan, NASA to Discuss Supersonic Jet
By Hans Greimer

* 2006 May 7 - Space.com/AP:
Odd Street Notes Point Toward Jupiter,
Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey'

By Jeff Douglas
Several Toynbee "tiles" have been on Downtown Pittsburgh
streets for years. However, most may disappear this year, as
the city repaves most Downtown streets, in preparation for hosting
Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in July. Will they reappear?

* 2006 May 6 - 69th Anniversary, Hindenburg Dirigible Disaster:
Regarding Recording of Live Radio Coverage of Disaster

* 2006 May 4 - Astronomy.com:
Will winter kill the Mars rovers?
Spirit and Opportunity prepare for
a second winter on Mars.

By Michael Carroll

* 2006 May 4 - Astronomy.com:
Tailor-made suit for a visit to Mars
The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium is testing a
Mars-spacesuit prototype in the Badlands.

By Jeremy McGovern

* 2006 May 2 - SkyandTelescope.com:
Comet-Like Asteroids
By Selby Cull

* 2006 May 1 - New York Daily News:
Sky-high time BY AMY SACKS and NICOLE BODE
75th anniversary of 102-story Empire State Building
Built with Dirigible station at top!

* 2006 May - Sky and Telescope Magazine:
Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3
Now Passing Closest

By Alan M. MacRobert and Greg Bryant

* 2006 April 30 - Astronomy Picture of the Day from NASA:
1,000 Years Ago Today:
Sighting of Brightest Supernova in Recorded History!

* 2006 April 28 - LiveScience.com/AP:
Sonar May Be Linked to Stranding of Whales

* 2006 April 28 - LiveScience.com/AP:
Hundreds of Dolphins Die in Zanzibar

* 2006 April 28 - LiveScience.com/AP:
China Releases Panda Into the Wild

* 2006 April 28 - The Washington Post:
Funding a Dinosaur to Try To Finish the Space Station
Until NASA Builds Its Next-Generation Vehicle, the Shuttle Is It

By Guy Gugliotta

* 2006 April 28 - Space.com:
Chinese Space Officials Leave NASA Exploration Workshop
By Brian Berger

* 2006 April 27 - San Diego Union-Tribune:
Mystery disturbance traced to sound wave
Scripps scientists say it traveled over the ocean to desert

Regarding mysterious disturbance that rattled San Diego County on April 4
By Alex Roth

* 2006 April 27 - Space.com:
NASA Says Comet Fragments Won't Hit Earth
By Tariq Malik

* 2006 April 27 - Space.com:
The Accidental Space Activist
By Kenneth Murphy

* 2006 April 27 - Astronomy.com:
Celebrate National Dark-Sky Week
The annual event encourages individuals and businesses to turn off
their outdoor lights and turn on to astronomy this weekend.

By Laura Layton

* 2006 April 27 - Astronomy.com:
No decision on Yerkes yet
Despite months of contemplation,
the University of Chicago hasn't sold the historic observatory.

By Jeremy McGovern

* 2006 April 27 - LiveScience.com:
Olive Branch Buried by Volcano Revises History
By Ker Than

* 2006 April 26 - Space.com:
Moon Race: U.S. Not Alone in Future Lunar Exploration
By Leonard David

* 2006 April 24 - NewScientist.com:
Strange satellite galaxies revealed around Milky Way
By Kimm Groshong

* 2006 April 24 - The Boston Globe/AP:
Russian cargo ship heads to space station

* 2006 April 24 - European Space Agency:
Happy sweet sixteen, Hubble Space Telescope

* 2006 April 22 - Florida Today, Melbourne FL:
Space bill helps KSC
Proposal would base agency near center

BY PAIGE ST. JOHN

* 2006 April 22 - NewsMax.com:
NASA Delays Launch of Satellites

* 2006 April 21 - MSNBC.com:
Private space ventures save seats for teachers
Suborbital companies reserve three free tickets to edge of space

By Alan Boyle

* 2006 April 21 - SpaceDaily.com:
New Mineral History Shows That Young Mars May Have Supported Life

* 2006 April 20 - University of California, Berkeley:
Space scientists find that solar wind becomes music in the right hands
By Robert Sanders

* 2006 April 20 - UniverseToday.com:
Astro Apocalypse Won't Happen Here

* 2006 April 20 - Space.com:
Study Reveals Young Mars Was A Wet World
By Ker Than

* 2006 April 20 - LiveScience.com:
Pacific and Atlantic Oceans Merged Earlier Than Previously Believed
By Sara Goudarzi

* 2006 April 20 - LiveScience.com:
Evidence of Pyramid Uncovered In Bosnia
By Amel Emric

* 2006 April 20 - Astronomy.com:
Aussies join big-scope party
The Australian National University has joined an international
partnership to build a giant telescope.

By Jeremy McGovern

* 2006 April 20 - SkyandTelescope,com:
Lessons from an Odd Kuiper Belt Object
By David Tytell

* 2006 April 18 - San Francisco Chronicle:
The Great Quake: 1906-2006 Bracing for the next 'big one'
On Centennial of 1906 Earthquake
David Perlman, Chronicle Science Editor

* 2006 April 18 - CNN/AP:
NASA keeps quiet on mission mishap

* 2006 April 17 - Florida Today, Melbourne FL/Space.com:
Shuttle Fix Aimed at Reducing Risk to Space Station
By Todd Halvorson and John Kelly

* 2006 April 17 - Newsday/AP:
Hawaii Researchers Seek Interstellar Wind

* 2006 April 17 - TheSpaceReview.com:
The challenges of manned Mars exploration
Why 2040 is the earliest NASA can hope to
send humans to the Red Planet

by Donald Rapp

* 2006 April 13 - New Scientist:
Inflatable space hotel to blast off

* 2006 April 13 - WPHerald.com/UPI:
Venus probe reveals unexpected detail

* 2006 April 13 - Tehran Times:
Moon and Mars 'Russian space targets by 2030

* 2006 April 13 - The Washington Post:
Museum Is Going Dark to Add Light
American History's 'Architectural Transformation' May Take Two Years

By Jacqueline Trescott
Washington's Museums: Worth the Price of Admission?
By DeNeen L. Brown

* 2006 April 12 - UniverseToday.com:
Book Review: Destination Moon
The Apollo Missions in the Astronauts' Own Words

* 2006 April 12 - Space.com:
U.S.-China Cooperation: The Great Space Debate
By Leonard David

* 2006 April 12 - Two Space Anniversaries --
45th anniversary of first manned space flight
25th anniversary of first Space Shuttle launch

* 2006 April 11 - LiveScience.com:
Quarter of Species Gone by 2050
By Sara Goudarzi

* 2006 April 11 - SpaceFlightNow.com/
Space Telescope Science Institute:
Hubble corrects size of solar system's tenth planet

* 2006 April 11 - SkyandTelescope.com:
European Spacecraft Now Orbiting Venus

* 2006 April 11 - The Planetary Society:
Planetary Society Opens World's First Dedicated Optical SETI Telescope
New Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Begins

* 2006 April 10 - The New York Times:
Craft Nears Venus to Seek Global Warming Clues
By WARREN E. LEARY

* 2006 April 10 - Space.com:
NASA Adds Moon Crashing Probes to LRO Mission
By Tariq Malik

* 2006 April 10 - PHYSORG.COM:
Scientists analyse solar wind from moon rock

Historic Carnegie Library Clock Tower
Struck by Lightning 2006 April 7 !

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Allegheny Regional Branch
(located next-door to Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium)
Closed Until Building Damages Repaired.
*** UPDATES AFTER 2006 APRIL 11
* 2006 April 11 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Heavy lifting starts at library hit by lightning
By Diana Nelson Jones
* 2006 April 10 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Debris removal begins at lightning-damaged library
By Diana Nelson Jones
* 2006 April 10 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Library collects money for restoration
By Lara Brenckle
(Carnegie Library, Allegheny Regional Branch,
next to Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium)
* 2006 April 9 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Part of clock tower crashes at Allegheny Regional Branch
By Ann Belser
* 2006 April 9 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Thunderbolt rips library
By Thomas Olson and Tony LaRussa

* 2006 April 7 - Pittsburgh Trib p.m.:
Tough Fridays By Andrew Johnson
The Andy Warhol Museum, Sandusky Street at East General Robinson
Street on Pittsburgh's Lower North Side (one of the four Carnegie
Museums of Pittsburgh) has difficulty attracting visitors to their
weekly evening visiting hours on Fridays (until 10:00 p.m.).
Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science
(located in Allegheny Center on Pittsburgh's Lower North Side)
offered public visiting hours on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
evenings (until 9:30 p.m.) until financial limitations ended this
schedule in June of 1984.
The author convinced Buhl management to reinstitute public evening
hours one night per week on Friday, in conjunction with the
then-Golden Triangle Association-led initiative to keep
more people in the city after working hours. Buhl Planetarium
opened to the public every Friday evening until 9:30 p.m. (with the
Observatory remaining open, weather-permitting, until 10:30 p.m.)
from 1986 June 13 (yes, "Friday the 13th"!) until the last Friday
the building was open to the general public, 1991 August 30.
This Friday evening schedule, which included a planetarium
performance
at 7:00 p.m. (as well as several laser-light concerts
later in the evening), was quite successful. In fact, later
on a third Friday planetarium show at 4:00 p.m. was added
(to the existing show times of 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.).

* 2006 April 7 - Florida Today, Melbourne FL:
Robotic lander may hitch ride on NASA moon mission
Craft to launch from Cape in '08

BY TODD HALVORSON

* 2006 April 7 - PHYSORG.COM/ESA:
ESA's Venus Express to reach final destination

* 2006 April 6 - USA Today:
New red, blue rings found around Uranus

* 2006 April 6 - ShanghaiDaily.com:
Tibetan traditional astronomy rivals West in lunar forecasts

* 2006 April 5 - UniverseToday.com"
A Super Mercury was Smashed up 4.5 Billion Years Ago

* 2006 April 5 - Space.com:
China Unveils Ambitious Space Plans at National Space Symposium
By Leonard David

* 2006 April 5 - SkyandTelescope.com:
Why Galaxies Tilt Just So
By Alan M. MacRobert

* 2006 April 4 - UniverseToday.com"
Galaxies Trapped in the Universe's Web

* 2006 April 4 - PHYSORG.COM:
Professor Predicts Human Time Travel This Century
By Lisa Zyga

* 2006 April 4 - Sciencemag.org/AAAS:
Cracking the Longevity Code
By Susanne McDowell

* 2006 April 4 - Astrobiology.com/Planetary Society:
Planetary Society Will Open World's First Dedicated Optical
SETI Telescope - Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence to Begin

* 2006 April 4 - NOTICE - NOVA on PBS:
Voyage to the Mystery Moon--April 4 at 8:00 p.m.
NASA and the European Space Agency dispatch a two-part mission
to study Saturn and its enigmatic satellite, Titan.

* 2006 April 4 - NewScientist.com:
Mystery alarm awakens space station crew
By New Scientist Space staff and AFP

* 2006 April 4 - Inovations-Report.com/ESA:
Asteroids: treasures of the past and a threat to the future

* 2006 April 4 - LiveScience.com:
The Future of Glasses: Electronic Bifocals
By Bjorn Carey

* 2006 April 3 - SpaceRef.com/AIAA:
AIAA Information Paper:
Restore and Sustain Our National Space
Life Sciences Research Capability

From the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

* 2006 April 3 - NewScientist.com:
Mars rover's broken wheel is beyond repair
By Maggie McKee

* 2006 April 3 - Astronomy.com:
New comet class in Earth's backyard
Three objects in the asteroid belt constitute a
new class of comets, say astronomers.

By Francis Reddy

* April 2, 2:00 a.m. EST - Daylight Saving Time begins and
Standard Time ends for civil functions;
clocks should be reset to display one hour later than Standard Time.
Don't Be "Foolish" this Weekend --
Protect Your Sleep during Return to Daylight Saving Time

Special Note: In the United States of America, this will be the
last time Daylight Saving Time begins on the first Sunday in April.
Beginning in 2007, Daylight Saving Time will begin on the second
Sunday in March and end on the first Sunday in November.

* 2006 April 1 - Astronomy.com:
Uncovered crater solves mystery
Discovery of the Kebira impact crater confirms
silica glass strewn over southwestern Egypt formed
when a meteor collided with Earth millions of years ago.

By Laura Layton

* 2006 April 1 - NASA.gov:
New crew arrives at International Space Station (ISS)

* 2006 March 30 - Astronomy.com:
The Moon courts the Seven Sisters
This Saturday, our satellite glides in front
of the Pleiades star cluster.

By Laura Baird

* 2006 March 30 - NewScientist.com:
Life waxes and wanes with bobbing of the Solar System
By Maggie McKee
Earth's biodiversity may be affected by varying location of
Solar System in relation to Galactic Plane.

* 2006 April/May - Air & Space/Smithsonian Magazine:
Son of Apollo
The next lunar lander will be a giant leap ahead of the first.

by Tony Reichhardt

* 2006 March 29 - RedOrbit.com:
Forty Years of Space Talk from the 64-meter antenna
at NASA's Deep Space Network in Goldstone CA.

* 2006 March 29 - NationalGeographic.com:
Photo in the News: Eclipse Photographed by Space Station Crew

* 2006 March 29 - European Space Agency:
Total Solar Eclipse 2006 with photographs.

* 2006 March 29 - Los Angeles Times:
World Views Total Solar Eclipse
By KWASI KPODO

* 2006 March 28 - The Daily News, McKeesport PA:
Vacancies remain as RAD board reorganizes directors
By Patrick Cloonan
Includes Friends of the Zeiss Comments on Failure of Carnegie Science
Center to Reassemble Historic Zeiss II Planetarium Projector.

* 2006 March 28 - MSNBC.com/AP:
Thousands gather in the eclipse zone
Ghanaians scramble after glasses; Indians repeat superstitions

for Total Solar Eclipse in Eastern Hemisphere, March 29.

Safe Way to View Solar Eclipse

* 2006 March 28 - National Sleep Foundation:
America's Sleep-Deprived Teens Nodding Off at School,
Behind the Wheel, New National Sleep Foundation Poll Finds
Battle of Schedules vs. Nature Takes a Toll on Adolescents'
Sleep, Putting School Success, Mood and Safety at Risk

* 2006 March 27 - NASA.gov:
NASA Reinstates the Dawn Mission
to Asteroids Vesta and Ceres.

* 2006 March 27 - MSNBC.com/AP:
Japan weighs shift in ?self-defense? space policy
Ruling party considering sharp departure
from peaceful-use only rules

* 2006 March 27 - News Release:
Science Center Misses Deadline to Reassemble
Historic Zeiss Projector; Claims Delay

Also see News Article.

* 2006 March 25 - KeralaNext.com:
NASA gives green light for spacewalks

* 2006 March 25 - RedOrbit.com:
Are We Drinking Comet Water?

* 2006 March 24 - LiveScience.com:
Snow Melting Earlier In Eastern North America
By Ker Than

* 2006 March 24 - Science Magazine/AAAS:
Special Online Collection: Climate Change -- Breaking the Ice
Special Series of Articles/Summaries of Articles regarding Global Warming
in Science Magazine of 2006 March 24.

* 2006 March 24 - MSNBC.com:
New Mars orbiter sends its first pictures
Imagery rolls in from HiRISE camera for processing

By Leonard David

* 2006 March 24 - LiveScience.com/AP:
250-Year-Old Tortoise Dies

* 2006 March 24 - LiveScience.com:
Navy Unearths 400-year-old Spanish Ship
By Melissa Nelson

* 2006 March 23 - MSNBC.com:
Tiny tunnels in Mars rock hint at life?s traces
Researchers say microstructures mimic signature of bacteria on Earth

By Leonard David

* 2006 March 23 - LiveScience.com:
Polar Meltdown Near: Seas Could Rise 3 Feet Per Century
By Ker Than

* 2006 March 23 - MSNBC.com:
N.M. spaceport gets set for first launch
Pad and facilities being built for payload-packed
suborbital mission

By Leonard David

* 2006 March 23 - DailyTech.com:
NASA Launches Trio of Microsatellites Into Space
By Michael Hoffman

* 2006 March 22 - European Space Agency:
World Water Day: space tool aids fight for clean drinking water

* 2006 March 21 - Astronomy.com:
Venus visible at dawn
Late March is the best time to
see our "sister planet" in 2006.

By Laura Baird

* 2006 March 21 - Space.com:
New Mars Orbiter Ready for Action
By Leonard David

* 2006 March 20 - NewScientist.com:
Mars rover's wheel breaks as winter beckons
By Kimm Groshong

* 2006 March 20 - UniverseToday.com:
Maybe Water Didn't Make the Gullies on Mars

* 2006 March 20 - Space.com:
Sun's Far Side Visible Now
By Sara Goudarzi

* 2006 March 20 - SkyandTelescope.com:
Celestial Sleuths Solve Another Munch Mystery
By the Editors of Sky & Telescope

* 2006 March 20, 1:26 p.m. EST - Vernal Equinox -
Beginning of Spring Season in Northern Hemisphere

* 2006 March 20 - MSNBC.com/Reuters:
Making room for the new space station team
Orbital port cleared for arrival of U.S.-Russian duo
and Brazilian visitor

* 2006 March 20 - PHYSORG.com:
Astronomers Find Origin Of Extreme-Helium Stars
Astronomers have determined the origin of a very unusual and
rare type of star. New data indicate that extreme-helium stars,
as they are called, form from the merger of two white dwarfs.

* 2006 March 18 - zeenews.com:
Evidence of rapid expansion of the universe: Scientists

* 2006 March 18 - LiveScience.com/AP:
Worker Inspecting Volcano that Erupts Feared Dead

* 2006 March 17 - Space.com:
The Moon to be Higher and Lower in 2006
By Joe Rao

* 2006 March 17 - CNN.com/Reuters:
How many species inhabit the planet?

* 2006 March 17 - Nature.com:
Did Earth seed life elsewhere in the Solar System?
Impacts on our planet could have sprayed life into space.

By Mark Peplow

* 2006 March 17 - Science Magazine/AAAS:
Boehlert to Retire from U.S. Congress
By Jeffrey Mervis
Currently chair of the House Science Committee.

* 2006 March 17 - MSNBC.com:
It?s ?drive or die? time for Mars rover
After exploring enigmatic Home Plate,
Spirit robot must ride out winter

By Leonard David

* 2006 March 17 - LiveScience.com:
Cybugs: Military Mulls Army of Cyborg Insects
By Bill Christensen

* 2006 March 17 - CITIZEN SCIENCE - March 22 to 29:
Globe at Night Light Pollution Project -
Students and families are invited to participate in a
worldwide campaign to observe and record the magnitude of
visible stars as a means of measuring light pollution in a
given location.
Click Here to learn how you and your family can participate.

* 2006 March 16 - Astronomy.com:
WMAP reveals infant universe
New WMAP data probe the universe's first trillionth of a
second with the most precise measurements yet.

Liz Kruesi

* 2006 March 16 - NASA:
Students Race to the Future in NASA's Great Moonbuggy Race

* 2006 March 16 - 80th Anniversary of Modern Rocketry:
1926: Robert Goddard Launches First Liquid-Propelled Rocket

* 2006 March 15 - Spiegel Magazine OnLine (Germany):
A Continent Splits Apart
Africa's New Ocean

By Axel Bojanowski

* 2006 March 15 - Science Magazine/AAAS;
Utah Student Wins Intel Talent Search
By Katherine Unger

* 2006 March 15 - Astronomy.com:
Sharing the sky
Prolific comet-hunter David Levy hopes to inspire students in
math and science by pointing to the sky.

By Jeremy McGovern

* 2006 March 15 - SkyandTelescope.com:
Martian Ice: Wide and Deep
By J. Kelly Beatty
Latest findings from Mars Express orbiter.

* 2006 March 15 - Cable News Network:
One really long runway for rent -- call NASA

* 2006 March 14 - Discovery Channel:
NASA: Shuttle Won't Fly Until July
By Irene Mona

* 2006 March 14 - British Broadcasting Corporation:
Comets 'are born of fire and ice'
By Paul Rincon
First results from the NASA Stardust mission.

* 2006 March 14 - Astronomy.com:
A "super-Earth" identified
Astronomers find a massive exoplanet
9,000 light-years away.

By Jeremy McGovern

* 2006 March 14 - Space.com:
Angry Scientists Confront NASA Officials at Conference
By Leonard David

* 2006 March 13 - New Scientist:
NASA and Google bring Mars to PCs everywhere
By Kimm Groshong
Google Mars Web Site: < http://www.google.com/mars >

* 2006 March 13 - New Scientist:
Vaccinate against viruses to fight cancer
By Roxanne Khamsi

* 2006 March 13 - British Broadcasting Corporation:
British Rail flying saucer plan
Recently uncovered 1973 patent for spacecraft powered
by "controlled thermonuclear fusion reaction".

* 2006 March 10 - Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA:
Robotic NASA Craft Begins Orbiting Mars for Most-Detailed Exam
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Web Site: < http://www.nasa.gov/mro >

* 2006 March 10 - Space.com:
Hubble Finds Pluto's Moons Less Than Colorful
By Ker Than
Pluto's 2 new moons same color as Charon

* 2006 March 10 - European Space Agency:
Giotto?s brief encounter with Halley's Comet 20 years ago

* 2006 March 9 - MSNBC.com:
IMAX on the Block, Buster
The big screen movie house savior beats the Street
and puts itself up for sale.

By Rick Aristotle Munarriz

* 2006 March 9 - Astrobiology.com/JPL:
NASA's Cassini Discovers Potential Liquid Water on Enceladus

* 2006 March 8 - Livescience.com/AP:
New Furry Crustacean Found

* 2006 March 8 - Livescience.com:
Key to Strong Memory in Old Age: Just Believe
By Robert Roy Britt

* 2006 March 8 - SkyandTelescope.com:
Solar Cycle Solved? By Alan M. MacRobert

* 2006 March 7 - Astronomy.com:
Mars orbiter arrives March 10
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is
anticipated to reach the Red Planet March 10.

By Laura Layton

* 2006 March 7 - Astrobiology.com/NASA:
NASA Announces First Stardust Comet Sample Results

* 2006 March 6 - SkyandTelescope.com:
Jupiter's New Red Spot
By Robert Naeye and Alan M. MacRobert

* 2006 March 3 - Sciencemag.org/AAAS:
Largest impact crater in Sahara found

* 2006 Feb. 25 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Obituary: Harry Turner / He took his model trains on the road
Dec. 20, 1942 - Feb. 21, 2006

Inspired by Buhl Planetarium's Miniature Railroad and Village.

* 2006 Feb. 24 - Astronomy.com:
Record supernova observed
NASA's Swift satellite may have
caught a nearby supernova on the rise.

By Francis Reddy

* 2006 Feb. 24 - Astrobiology.com:
Texas State research sheds new light on panspermia
Slow-growing bacteria survived Space Shuttle Columbia explosion.

* 2006 Feb. 24 - Morning Sentinel On-Line, Somerset County ME:
Somerset County boom a mystery By Darla Pickett

* 2006 Feb. 22 - LiveScience.com:
Surprise: Chickens Can Grow Teeth By Bjorn Carey

* 2006 Feb. 22 - SkyandTelescope.com:
London Planetarium to Close By Edwin L. Aguirre

* 2006 Feb. 21 - Space.com:
Japan Launches New Observatory for
Infrared Sky Survey
By Tariq Malik

* 2006 Feb. 20 - Space.com:
Stardust Mission Yields Ancient Comet Dust
By Bjorn Carey

* 2006 Feb. 17 - Astronomy.com:
Amateurs recover SuitSat's signal
Undaunted by a weaker-than-expected signal,
thousands of amateur hams tune in to
hear the SuitSat satellite.

By Lara Crigger
Amateur radio operators around the world
listen for signals from unique space experiment.

* 2006 Feb. 17 - KYW1060.com - CITIZEN SCIENCE:
THIS WEEKEND, Great Backyard Bird Count Underway Across Country
Click Here to learn how you and your family can participate.

* 2006 Feb. 17 - Space.com:
Catch Mercury While You Can By Joe Rao
Best time to see Planet Mercury in night sky.

* 2006 Feb. 17 - Space.com:
Discovery Astronauts Check Shuttle for
Return to Flight Mission
Possibly in May
By Tariq Malik

* 2006 Feb. 17, 11:00 a.m. - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line/
Associated Press:
Minor tremor hits northern New Jersey, Pennsylvania border
Thursday evening.

* 2006 Feb. 13 - Sky and Telescope.com:
Sky Publishing Completes Sale to New Track Media LLC
Sky & Telescope magazine becomes cornerstone
of newly formed media company

For a short time beginning in January of 1940,
The Sky magazine, predecessor to
Sky & Telescope magazine, became the
"official bulletin of the Hayden Planetarium in
New York City and of the new Buhl Planetarium and
Institute of Popular Science in Pittsburgh, Pa.
"

* 2006 Feb. 9 - Space.com: The Origins Of The Man In The Moon

* 2006 Feb. 8 - British Broadcasting Corporation:
Space rock re-opens Mars debate
More evidence of life on Mars?

* 2006 Feb. 8 - Two Planetarium Manufacturers Merge --
Evans and Sutherland to Buy Spitz, Inc.

* 2006 Feb. 2 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line:
Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow,
predicts more winter
By Kim Lyons
Groundhog Day or Candlemas, first
Astronomical Cross-Quarter Day of 2006
(approximate mid-way point between
Winter Solstice and the beginning of
Spring at Vernal Equinox).

* 2006 Jan. 31 - 40th anniversary of first successful soft-landing
probe on the Moon - Russia's Luna 9:

Link 1 *** Link 2 *** Link 3

* 2006 Jan. 30 - Centennial of Birth of Discoverer of
Planet Pluto, Clyde Tombaugh.

* 2006 Jan. 28 - 20 Years Ago: Challenger Disaster Viewed
at Buhl Planetarium

* 2006 Jan. 26 - Technology - End of an Era:
Last Commercial Telegram Transmitted After 160 Years !

Link 1 *** Link 2 *** Link 3

* 2006 Jan. 24 - 20th Anniversary of Voyager 2 flying
past Planet Uranus:
Link 1 *** Link 2

* 2006 Jan. 19 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
NASA launches first mission to Pluto
After two days of delays, the nine-year
New Horizons Mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt
launches without incident.

* 2006 Jan. 18, 1:16 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. EST - Rescheduled Launch
(Jan. 17 launch was scrubbed due to excessive ground winds)
of New Horizons to Pluto and Kuiper Belt

* 2006 Jan. 17 - 300th Birhday of Benjamin Franklin !
Scientist, inventor, library founder, and
founding father of America !

* 2006 Jan. 15 - Stardust Mission Lands Successfully,
Bringing Comet Dust for Scientific Study

* 2006 Jan. 13 - British Broadcasting Corporation:
The girl who named a planet By Paul Rincon
11-year-old English girl (now age 87) named Planet Pluto;
NASA launches first probe to Pluto on Jan. 17.

* 2006 Jan. 10 - Sixtieth anniversary [1946] of Receipt of
First RADAR Echoes from the Moon

Buhl Planetarium/Friends of the Zeiss
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OF SPECIAL INTEREST



OF SPECIAL INTEREST

* 2007 March 17 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Imagining the perfect playhouse
By Rosa Colucci
Including playhouse (with photo) designed to look like original Buhl Planetarium.

* 2007 March 8 - Pittsburgh City Paper:
Letter-to-the-Editor
Driven up the wall
By Glenn A. Walsh, Project Director, Friends of the Zeiss
Regarding fragments of astronomical inscription from the Bible
previously on exterior wall of original Buhl Planetarium,
removed for large window highlighted in Feb. 22 column.

* Reuse, by The Carnegie Science Center (beginning in 2007) of original Buhl Planetarium
"Snowballs on Summer Solstice Day" promotion (from 1985).

* 2007 Jan. 15 - Pittsburgh Trib p.m., page 9:
(Excerpt from half-page, tabloid-newspaper advertisement
by The Carnegie Science Center)
"Snowball Challenge!
Anyone who brings a snowball to Carnegie Science Center on the Summer
Solstice, June 21, will receive FREE general admission. Plan ahead and
make your snowball as soon as you can!"
Reuse of original Buhl Planetarium promotion from mid-1980s !

* NEW MOVIE RELEASES:

** 2006 Dec. 1 - The Boston Globe:
'The Nativity Story'
Which describes the Star of Bethlehem as conjunction of Venus and Jupiter,
one of the alternatives given in Buhl Planetarium's "Star of Bethlehem"
sky show, shown in the original Theater of the Stars 1939-1990.

** 2006 Nov. 28 - IN THEATERS DEC. 22:
"Night at the Museum" *** More info


* Observation of the Impact of Smart-1 from Hawaii
* SMART-1 Info: Euopean Space Agency (ESA)
* 2006 Sept. 5 - CNN/AP:
Europe's spacecraft hits the moon
* NEW - Graham's Corner Weblog Column by Francis G. Graham,
Professor of Astronomy and Physics at Kent State University,
Published Here at the Beginning of Each Month --
2006 July - August: THE SMART-1 IMPACT ON THE MOON
European SMART-1 Spacecraft's September crash on Moon
may be visible to amateur astronomers with large telescopes.
* News Release - 2006 Sept 1:
Space Probe Crash on Moon May Be Visible to
Amateur Astronomers with Large Telescopes Saturday Night

Graham's Corner Weblog Archives

* 2006 June - Reflections Quarterly Publication of the
Mt. Wilson Observatory Association:
ANDREW CARNEGIE VISITS MOUNT WILSON
As Recounted in Newspapers of the Time

(Poor weather obscures view of Halley's Comet
during 1910 March visit.)
By Marilyn Morgan
(Page 4 of the .pdf document)

* 2006 Aug. 28 - News Release:
Children’s Museum Ignores Roof Needs in 2002, During Capital Campaign;
Now Seeks Taxpayer Funds for Old Post Office Roof Replacement

Gutting of Buhl Planetarium facilities received priority over roof repair.

* 2006 July 13 - Port Authority Board of Directors approves "North Shore
Connector" rapid transit extension project, to serve Pittsburgh's Lower
North Side.

*** Pittsburgh's Lower North Side, originally Allegheny City,
is home to America's first publicly-funded Carnegie Library
and the world's first Carnegie Hall, Pittsburgh's original
Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science
(which merged with Carnegie Institute in 1987),
and it is the neighborhood where Andrew Carnegie grew-up.

* 2006 March 27 - News Release:
Science Center Misses Deadline to Reassemble
Historic Zeiss Projector; Claims Delay

Also see News Article.

* Latest news on damaged Carnegie Library clock tower
and Carnegie Library intention to relocate first U.S. publicly-funded
Carnegie Library, built by Andrew Carnegie in neighborhood of his youth.

* Latest news on construction of subway link to serve Pittsburgh's Lower North Side
(where industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie grew-up),
including original Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny (nation's first
publicly-funded Carnegie Library), Carnegie Hall (world's first Carnegie Hall),
and original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science.

* Latest news on conversion of last hometown department store, Kaufmann's.
to Macy's; earlier hometown department store, Boggs and Buhl, led to
construction of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science.

* 2006 Oct. 20 - National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Hawaii:
Subaru Earthquake Update
Regards impact of recent Hawaii earthquake on Suburu Telescope,
the mirror of which was produced by L-3 Brashear in Pittsburgh.

* 2006 Oct. 18 - Investor's Business Daily:
John Brashear Kept His Goals In Sharp Focus
BY DONNA HOWELL, Technology Reporter
Friends of the Zeiss Project Director Glenn A. Walsh is extensively
quoted in this national business newspaper article, regarding the life of
famous 19th century astronomer and lens maker John A. Brashear.

From the 2006 National Preservation Conference:

Preservation of Carnegie Libraries as Libraries

* 2006 Nov. 3 - 2006 National Preservation Conference, Pittsburgh
Sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, with
local sponsorship (2006) by the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation.
Session - Carnegie Libraries: Challenges and Solutions - Presentations:
* "The Architecture of Literacy, Carnegie Libraries in the U.S."
By Mary B. Dierickx, President, Mary B. Dierickx Architectural Preservation Consultants
* "How to Save Carnegie Libraries as Libraries"
By Joe Rizzo, AIA, ALA, Principal, Hillier Architecture
* "Primary Impediments to Historic Preservation: EGO and MONEY !"
By Glenn A. Walsh, Project Director, Friends of the Zeiss

* Pittsburgh Public Transit Agency Proposes Drastic Service Cuts
effective 2007 June 24, Fare Increase effective 2008 Jan. 1.


MORE NEWS

Science News Web Links

CNN *** Yahoo! News: Science * Space & Astronomy *** World Science *** Science Daily

Australian Broadcasting Corp. *** BBC

NASA: Spaceflight News * Science News *** Astronaut Jay Apt

Sky and Telescope Magazine: Link 1 * Link 2 *** New Scientist Magazine

Planetary Science Research Discvoeries *** LiveScience.com

International Planetarium News & Issues

Global Museum "Webzine" *** Museums/Philanthropy News & Commentary

Science Today Radio Program (CBS - Weekdays) *** StarDate Radio Program (Daily)

Nova Television Program (PBS - Weekly) *** Star Gazer Television Program (Weekly)

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

News Archives

***

* Pittsburgh Public Transit Agency Proposes Drastic Service Cuts
effective 2007 June 17, Fare Increase effective 2008 Jan. 1.

News Related to Casino Development Next to Carnegie Science Center (Spring, 2007)
Carnegie Science Center has complained that light from new casino,
which will be next-door to Science Center, might harm viewing at
Science Center's rooftop observatory.

* NASA Updates: STS-117 Atlantis Space Shuttle Mission (2007 June)


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

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


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:

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

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


News Releases, Public Notices

Buhl Planetarium/Friends of the Zeiss
News Archives Page

News Archive:
News: Astronomy, Space, Science

Special Note Regarding News Reports and Links

* 2006 July 18 - News Release:
Space Probe Crash on Moon May Be Visible to
Amateur Astronomers with Large Telescopes

* 2006 April 7 - Pittsburgh Trib p.m.:
Tough Fridays By Andrew Johnson
The Andy Warhol Museum, Sandusky Street at East General Robinson
Street on Pittsburgh's Lower North Side (one of the four Carnegie
Museums of Pittsburgh) has difficulty attracting visitors to their
weekly evening visiting hours on Fridays (until 10:00 p.m.).
Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science
(located in Allegheny Center on Pittsburgh's Lower North Side)
offered public visiting hours on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
evenings (until 9:30 p.m.) until financial limitations ended this
schedule in June of 1984.
The author convinced Buhl management to reinstitute public evening
hours one night per week on Friday, in conjunction with the
then-Golden Triangle Association-led initiative to keep
more people in the city after working hours. Buhl Planetarium
opened to the public every Friday evening until 9:30 p.m. (with the
Observatory remaining open, weather-permitting, until 10:30 p.m.)
from 1986 June 13 (yes, "Friday the 13th"!) until the last Friday
the building was open to the general public, 1991 August 30.
This Friday evening schedule, which included a planetarium
performance
at 7:00 p.m. (as well as several laser-light concerts
later in the evening), was quite successful. In fact, later
on a third Friday planetarium show at 4:00 p.m. was added
(to the existing show times of 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.).

* 2006 March 27 - News Release:
Science Center Misses Deadline to Reassemble
Historic Zeiss Projector; Claims Delay

Also see News Article.

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

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


Public Statements

Buhl Planetarium/Friends of the Zeiss
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News Archive:
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Special Note Regarding News Reports and Links

* 2006 March 27 & 28 - Public Statement -
Science Center Misses Deadline to Reassemble
Historic Zeiss Projector; Claims Delay --
March 27 - Board of Directors, Allegheny Regional Asset District: Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version
March 28 - Council of the City of Pittsbusrgh: Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version
Also see News Article.


Correspondence

Walsh, Glenn A. "RE: Speaking at an AAAP meeting?" Electronic Mail Message.
Transmitted to AAAP Vice President Craig Lang 2010 June 14.

Lang, Craig. "Speaking at an AAAP meeting?" Electronic Mail Message.
Transmitted to Glenn A. Walsh 2010 June 12.

2006 December 12: Letter asking Pittsburgh City Council to start providing public notice, on regular bulletin board postings and on the City Council web site, of all future "Post-Agenda" sessions of City Council.

2006 May 15: Letter to Children's Museum Executive Director Jane Werner, from Friends of the Zeiss Project Director Glenn A. Walsh, regarding fragments, of Buhl Planetarium East Exterior Wall's former astronomical inscription from the Bible, laying on ground outside Hall of the Universe.

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