Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Science Center Misses Deadline to Reassemble Historic Zeiss Projector; Claims "Delay"

NEWS RELEASE For immediate release: March 27, 2006
For more information -- Glenn A. Walsh gawalsh -at- planetarium.cc

A 2005 reassembly deadline of Buhl Planetarium's historic Zeiss II Planetarium Projector, promised the City of Pittsburgh by The Carnegie Science Center, has come and gone with no reassembly. Due to the 2003 collapse of the Science Center's proposed $90 million expansion project, Science Center officials claim there is a one-year "delay" in reassembly of what was the oldest operable major planetarium projector in the world.

Yet, Friends of the Zeiss Project Director Glenn A. Walsh, in prepared statements before the Board of Directors of the Allegheny Regional Asset District (March 27) and Pittsburgh City Council (March 28) expects that the Zeiss II Projector will not be reassembled this year, and Science Center " 'delays' will probably continue for many years."


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