Science: Ah-h-h!

A starry event takes place this week in smoky Pittsburgh—the formal dedication and opening to the public of the $1,100,000 Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science. This week Pittsburgh becomes the fifth of that select group of U. S. cities —Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles—whose inhabitants can go stargazing indoors.* Boss of the Buhl Planetarium is deep-voiced James Stokley (pronounced "Stokely"), generally considered the most inventive of planetarium showmen, who last spring left a job at the Pels Planetarium in Philadelphia to take charge in Pittsburgh (TIME, April 24).

A feature of the Buhl star chamber with which Director Stokley...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!