Planetarium Picture Scrapbook


Owens' Planetarium Projector and Science Museum
Picture Scrapbook


Projectors


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Zeiss Patent


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Zeiss Model I Planetarium Projector

Photograph by Albert Maly-Motta


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Zeiss Model I Planetarium Projector

Photograph by Charles A. Miller


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Old Hayden Planetarium in NYC before rebuild


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Zeiss Model II Planetarium Projector
The First of the Modern Day 'dumbell' Projectors

Seen here at the Hayden Planetarium in NYC and also in the following pictures taken from original glass magic lantern slides that are part of the Planetarium Projector Museums' historical archives.


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Zeiss
Unusual picture of the Zeiss being projected on to a screen for a backdrop of a Tv show


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Recently retired Zeiss Model IV at Griffith Planetarium (photo by Owen Phairis 8/2008)


ZeissLight
Inside of Zeiss Starball showing light source and condensers.
(photo by Albert Maly-Motta)


Miami STP
Spitz STP Projector at Miami (photo by Robert Cruz)


Miami STP
Spitz STP Projector at Miami (photo by Robert Cruz)


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Owen with Novins Planetarium Director Gloria Villalobos

(Photo by J.R. Phairis)



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Owen holding a Minolta Starball during disassembly August 2008

(Photo by J.R. Phairis)



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Minolta Star Balls, Coordinate Projector and 2 Azimuth Projectors


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This picture shows the necessary equipment for the reconstruction


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The second planet cage being hoisted into position during reconstruction


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Minolta under going reconstruction at the Museum


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Minolta and Spitz A-1 at the Museum


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Spitz A3P Planetarium Planet Projector Analogs


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Museums' Goto M1 Northern Star Hemisphere 1961 Serial # 4


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Museums' eleven inch Dick Emmons Starball (number 16 of 17 ever made)


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Museums' Spitz-NASA Apollo Planetarium Projector Starball


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Museums' Connic Coperican Helio-Centric Projection Orrery


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Museums' Goto Projection Orrery


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Museums' Helio-centric Projection Orreries: Viewlex, Spitz, Goto, Connic


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Museums' Spitz Hand Sextants (A4, A3P, A1)


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Planetarium Pointers (Antique, Goto S-2, Goto Mercury, Spitz A3P, Ednalite)


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Museums' Mark II Astro-Compass 1942


Sunlit World Globe
Museums' Motorized Sunlit World Globe of Seattle


Satellite
Museums' Model Satellite


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The Museum has several model Telescopes including the 200 " Hale made by Barry Crist


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Some of the Museums Projectors


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Stella Spitz STP Relay Racks and Analog Computer


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Armand Spitz A1 Planetarium Projector


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Armand Spitz A-1 Planetarium Projector


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Armand Spitz A-1 Planetarium Projector Posterized


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Night Time Negative Image just for FUN


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Goto Mercury Planetarium Projector Collage

(Photos by Alan Gould)


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Goto Mercury Planetarium Projector pictured at Holt Planetarium


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Alan Gould and Owen at the projector controls at Holt Planetarium

(Photo by Ken Miller)


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Mercury Projector being hoisted on to display stand at Museum


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Closeup of Copernicus the Planetariums working Robot.
The robot was used as part of the Big Bear Traveling Planetarium Show and was used to entertain the audience before the start of the show which allowed time for their eyes to get dark adapted. To see the robot in action click on the above picture of the robot.


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Museums' Model Nautilus Submarine with Projectors


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Closeup of Nautilus inspired by Jules Verne


RadioTelescope
Museums' Radio Telescope


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Owens' 3" Brass Cassegrain Telescope from the Deutsches Museum (#293 of 1500)


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Owens' Four inch f-15 Refractor Telescope


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Owens' 8" f-6 Cave Astrola Newtonian Telescope
This was Tom Caves (1923-2003) Telescope that he would take to star parties, public outreach, and demos.


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Owens' 6" f-8 Celestron Refractor Telescope


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Owens' 4" Refractor Telescope remounted for Solar work to include Daystar h-alpha filter


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Owens' Table top Meade 8" SCT Reflector Telescope


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Museums' Astro-Camera for Star Trails


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Owens' 8" Meade Newtonian, 6" f-10 Vernon Refractor, 8" Meade SCT, and 4" Refractor Cluster


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My Dream Telescope (48" Refractor at the 1900 Paris Exposition)


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Yerkes 40 inch Refractor Telescope
Image taken from an old Magic Lantern Slide in the Planetarium Museum Collection.


Moonscape
What astronomers thought the moonscape would look like over 100 years ago.
Image taken from an old Magic Lantern Slide in the Planetarium Museum Collection.


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Owens' 138 pound Meteorite


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Owens' Meteorite at Edwards AFB on loan to NASA for Public Outreach


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Darlene with the Meteorite at Lancaster California for a NASA Public Outreach


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Steve Smith from NASA and Owen holding Moon Rocks (Public Outreach)


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Owen and Mary Ann at Apple Valley Air Show working on NASA Public Outreach



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Autographed Photograph of Dr. Wernher von Braun (1912-1977)



Gordon Cooper
Big Bear resident and friend Mercury Astronaut Gordon Cooper (1927-2004) and Owen at airshow



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Letter to my Dad from Astronaut / Senator John Glenn (1921- ) concerning airline deregulation


EARTH
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Picture from Jack Swigert (1931-1982) from Apollo 13


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"Objects to be used in the dark .. can be of fantastic and unlikely shape and hue ..
for they aren't really there anymore when they open their portals onto infinity... "
(author: Gary Likert)



"One ship sails East, and another sails West,
With the self-same winds that blow.
Tis the set of the sails, and not the gales,
Which tell the way they go.

Like the waves of the sea are the ways of fate,
As we voyage through life.
Tis the set of the soul which decides its goal,
And not the calm or strife."
(author: Eller Wheeler Wilcox)



"From the optical wizardries of industrial giants to your corner hardware store -
- from scientific legends to enthusiasts tinkering in garages and barns ..
.. these worlds meet, mingle, and all share one common purpose - the stars."
Gary Likert - Home Planetarium Association

"All my life I had dreamed of it, but it was absurd.
Nobody had the stars in their garage, their basement, their barn.
But people do. Now I do too.. And so can YOU. Dream.. Dream BIG.."
(author: Gary Likert - HPA)


Owen Phairis, P.O. Box 3400, Big Bear Lake, California 92315
(909) 806-5698


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