Science: Planetarian

Most audacious of astronomical showmen is James Stokley, director since 1933 of Philadelphia's Fels Planetarium. Big, stooped Mr. Stokley (rhymes with Annie Oakley) this week arrives in Pittsburgh to become director of the Buhl Institute of Popular Science and Buhl Planetarium (to open this fall).

A planetarium picture of stars in the night sky is breathtakingly spectacular at first sight, monotonous after repetition. Stokley, the greatest showman in planetariana, provides variety to keep planetari-addicts coming in. Three years ago he depicted the "End of the World"—a huge moon drawing close to Earth after...

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