Application for the Nomination as a

    Pittsburgh City Designated Historic Structure:

The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science

                          2004 December

      Appendix F: Supporting Documents

Document Exhibits Included with Nomination Application


F-1      Dome Construction of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, Pittsburgh, Autumn, 1938 (four pages)

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F-2      Cover story article from The Sky magazine (co-published for a short time, beginning in 1939, by Buhl Planetarium and New York’s Hayden Planetarium; predecessor of Sky and Telescope magazine) of 1939 October: “America’s Fifth Planetarium, Pittsburgh institution, memorial to Henry Buhl, Jr., will embody many novel features” By James Stokley (James Stokley was the first Buhl Planetarium Director)

(six pages)

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F-3      “Exhibit Galleries of THE BUHL PLANETARIUM and Institute of Popular Science” – Data 1955 (Abbreviated architectural drawings and technical specifications of building) (four pages)

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F-4      Oldest Planetarium (Survey of various “oldest planetarium” claims, including specifics of the claim that, prior to 2002 dismantling, Buhl Planetarium’s Zeiss II Planetarium Projector was the oldest operable major planetarium projector in the world !

(two pages)

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