New exhibition at Carnegie center
PITTSBURGH - Generations of Pittsburghers will have the chance to rediscover the Zeiss Model II Star Projector, originally in use from 1939 to 1991 at the Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, in a new exhibition currently at Carnegie Science Center.
The new exhibition in the atrium on the first floor will pay tribute to the honored legacy begun by the Buhl Planetarium and offer interactive experiences related to this iconic artifact. Featured highlights include a "time machine" that will let visitors select any year from 1939 to today and see what was happening in the world of astronomy during that year; and a star clock, which will allow them to pick any date and time and see some of the major constellations in the sky as they will appear that night.
The Zeiss Model II Star Projector was the workhorse of the Buhl Planetarium from 1939 until Carnegie Science Center opened in 1991, after which it was reserved for special programming. Complex clockwork mechanisms allowed it to accurately project the stars at any point in time, from any place on the Earth.
Carnegie Science Center is at 1 Allegheny Avenue on Pittsburgh's North Shore next to Heinz Field. For information, go to www.CarnegieScienceCenter.org, or call (412) 237-3400.
Fort Steuben Mall Jungle Safari set
STEUBENVILLE - Fort Steuben Mall will welcome the Jungle Safari Educational Exhibition of live exotic animals currently through Sunday in the parking lot near WesBanco.
Jungle Safari will feature baby tigers, a white tiger, a black leopard, lemurs, capuchin monkeys, a camel, goats, kangaroo, belted Galloway calf, ponies and more.
The free event will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Jungle Safari does several lectures each week for day cares, elementary schools, and adults. There will be petting zoo animals that children can pet and feed. People will be able to watch the "Big Cats" eat their dinner each evening at 7:30 p.m.
Jungle Safari supports a breeding farm in Florida, which has donated many animals to zoos all over the U.S. for more than 30 years. Due to the efforts of Jungle Safari these animals are being kept alive in captivity to ensure they will not become extinct.
For information, call (352) 463-7292 or Stephanie McVicker, Fort Steuben Mall marketing director, at (740) 264-7781.
Jazzbos at 213 Coffee House
STEUBENVILLE - Two Swingin' jazzbos, featuring Mark Miller and Rick Call, will be performing at 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. July 16 at the 213 Coffee House in the Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church
The event is part of the Community Days of Pleasant Hill.
Two Swingin' Jazzbos have been performing classic jazz at local supper clubs, wine tastings and private functions for two years. Miller has been performing solo jazz guitar with jazz duos for the past three years. Call is a retired businessman who began his performing career acting with the Steubenville Players. Call also plays guitar and jazz clarinet and has been featured at the Artworks Coffee House and the Vineyard Cafe.
Guitarist Bill Cattrell also will be making a special guest appearance with the duo.
The 213 Coffee house is at 3279 state Route 213. The suggested donation is $5 with proceeds going to local charities. Snacks will be available for purchase.
Mud bog set at Brooke Hills Park
WELLSBURG - The next mud bog scheduled for Brooke Hills Park is Sunday.
Other mud bog dates include Aug. 22, Sept. 11 and Sept. 18. Registration is from 10 a.m. to noon. The races begin at 1 p.m. General admission is $5. For information, call (304) 737-1236.