Wishing you a Lovely Holiday Season and a Wonderful New Year ! Cover: “St

Cover: "St. Luke in Buhl Planetarium"

"St. Luke" points to the Christmas Star and tells the

Christmas Story on the world’s first permanent

theatrical stage in a planetarium! The live stage

performance(presented each Christmas season from

1939 through 1990) was a highlight of the popular holiday

sky drama, The Star of Bethlehem, at The Buhl Planetarium

and Institute of Popular Science in Pittsburgh. In the foreground

is the Zeiss II Planetarium Projector, now the oldest operable,

major planetarium projector in the world!

Artists: Eleanor A. Walsh Perrine and F. James Perrine

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More history of Buhl Planetarium on the Internet:

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