"Davoud" <star@xxxxxxx> wrote in message
> In article <wcv4g.4992$Fs1.1609@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
> I saw my first Questar at Pittsburgh's Buhl Planetarium in the mid
> 1950's, shortly after it was introduced. I was on an elementary school
> science field trip. The fact that the Questar was made in Pennsylvania
> was a big thing to me at the time. I resolved to own one, but at the
> time the Questar cost more than my Dad was making in a year as a coal
> miner, so I had to wait a while -- about 27 years. By that time I had
> used a number of Questars, /mostly/ on terrestrial targets.
In 1955 I was in 3rd grade south of Pittsburgh. I graduated from high school
in 1965. Each year there was a field trip to Buhl Planetarium, but I don't
remember seeing a Questar there. Of course, I wasn't really looking at the
smaller things. Instead, I watched the giant Zeiss projector rise out of the
floor during the star shows, or waited 15 minutes to see the Focault
pendulum knock over another peg on the floor, or watched the lightning from
the giant Tesla coil, or gawked at the model train layout in the basement.