Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Thursday: Hotel Sponsors Free Astronomy & Stargazing Event

The historic, 13-story Fulton Building, built in 1906 overlooking the Allegheny River in Downtown Pittsburgh, is now home to the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel. On June 26, the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel will be one of more than 150 Renaissance Hotels to sponsor a "Global Day of Discovery." The Pittsburgh event includes a lecture and a film on Astronomy, as well as telescope viewing for the public.
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By Glenn A. Walsh
Reporting for SpaceWatchtower

A "Global Day of Discovery" event, free-of-charge to the general public, will be sponsored by more than 150 Renaissance Hotels worldwide on June 26. The Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel event will include a lecture and a film on Astronomy, as well as telescope viewing for the public.

The Pittsburgh event will occur at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, located at 107 Sixth Street in Downtown Pittsburgh, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday Evening, 2014 June 26. This is the kick-off to the Renaissance Hotels' "Summer of Discovery" events.

According to the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel's "Global Day of Discovery" Facebook Page: "As revolutionary astronomer and philosopher, Galileo, was once inspired by the artistic tradition of the Italian renaissance period, the ornate lobby of The Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel is set to become the launch pad for an evening devoted to astronomy’s infinite frontier."

This "Stargazing" event will feature a guided planetary exploration by Dr. Brendan Mullan, Astrobiologist and newly appointed Director of the Henry Buhl, Jr. Planetarium and Observatory at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Science Center. He will be assisted by members of the Amateur Astronomers' Association of Pittsburgh with their telescopes on a hotel patio.

The event will also include the free-of-charge public screening of the film, “Undaunted – The Forgotten Giants of the Allegheny Observatory," a film by Dan Handley featuring the original musical score by Scott Michael Burns. This film tells the story of Pittsburgh's historic Allegheny Observatory and the scientists who made history with its telescopes. SpaceWatchtower blog author / editor Glenn A. Walsh served as a historical consultant for this film.

Astrophotographer Bill Snyder will showcase his artwork at the event.

The event will also include a poetry performance by acclaimed actor, Randy Kovitz, who currently stars in the hit movie, “Fault in our Stars.”

More on  the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel event:
Link >>> https://www.facebook.com/events/635378769890551/?source=1

Locations of Renaissance Hotels Worldwide:
Link >>> http://renaissance-hotels.marriott.com/hotel-locations

"Renaissance Hotels Kicks Off A Summer of Discovery With Third Annual Global Day of Discovery." The Wall Street Journal On-Line 2014 June 12:
Link >>> http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20140612-905456.html

Related Blog Posts ---

Centennial: New Allegheny Observatory Dedication (2012 Aug. 28):

Link >>> http://spacewatchtower.blogspot.com/2012/08/centennial-new-allegheny-observatory.html


Pittsburgh's Allegheny Observatory History Video Now Available  (2012 July 25):

Link >>> http://spacewatchtower.blogspot.com/2012/07/pittsburghs-allegheny-observatory.html


Pittsburgh's Allegheny Observatory: New History Film (2012 April 19):
Link >>> http://spacewatchtower.blogspot.com/2012/04/pittsburghs-allegheny-observatory-new.html 

Source: Glenn A. Walsh, Reporting for SpaceWatchtower, a project of Friends of the Zeiss.

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* Buhl Planetarium, Pittsburgh:
  < http://www.planetarium.cc >
* Adler Planetarium, Chicago:
  < http://adlerplanetarium.tripod.com >
* Astronomer, Educator, Optician John A. Brashear:
  < http://johnbrashear.tripod.com >
* Andrew Carnegie & Carnegie Libraries:
  < http://www.andrewcarnegie.cc >
* Civil War Museum of Andrew Carnegie Free Library:
  < http://garespypost.tripod.com >
* Duquesne Incline cable-car railway, Pittsburgh:
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* Public Transit:
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