Friends of the Zeiss

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For immediate release: 2005 August 30

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Children’s Museum Attempts Attracting Early Teens To Boost Revenue


Better Way to Increase Attendance: Return Historic Buhl Planetarium Artifacts


Pittsburgh, Aug. 30 – While the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh plans an advertising campaign to attempt to attract early teenagers to the Museum, Friends of the Zeiss Project Director Glenn A. Walsh counters that the Museum should “do something that could really expand their audience. Return several of the historic Buhl Planetarium artifacts to operation in the building, particularly the Zeiss II Planetarium Projector that, prior to its 2002 dismantling, was the oldest operable major planetarium projector in the world !!! Mr. Walsh’s comments came at last evening’s regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Allegheny Regional Asset District.


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