Friends of the Zeiss
Electronic Mail: < email@example.com >
Internet Web Site: < http://www.friendsofthezeiss.org >
2004 November 30
Bob O’Connor, Governor’s
Re: State Grant to be used to eliminate Buhl Planetarium Observatory
Enclosed is a letter I have sent to Governor Rendell, regarding the possible complete elimination of the original Buhl Planetarium Astronomical Observatory.
You have seen the Buhl Planetarium Observatory and understand the issue. We are only asking that the Observatory remain in such a condition as to allow the inexpensive return of the telescope at a future date.
A future Children’s Museum management may wish to reinstall the telescope for use. Or, if the Children’s Museum moves into a different building decades from now, there may be an interest in reinstalling the 10-inch Siderostat-type Refractor Telescope in the building.
For the foreseeable future,
use of this telescope at The Carnegie Science Center is not an option. And, due
to the special infrastructure needs of a Siderostat-type Telescope,
construction of a new facility to house this telescope may cost more money than
anyone will want to pay. So, it may continue to languish, dismantled, in the
On the second floor of The
Buhl Planetarium and
Please consider this matter and explain the situation to the Governor. I would be available to discuss the issue with you further, at your convenience.
Glenn A. Walsh
Enclosure: 2004 November 30 Letter to Governor Edward G. Rendell