"The Magic Sky" Pre-School Planetarium Sky Drama
At Pittsburgh's Original
Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science

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"The Magic Sky" is one of several planetarium sky shows performed specifically for children at Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science. All of the children's shows could be scheduled for viewing by school groups or other youth groups visiting Buhl Planetarium, particularly during weekday morning hours. "The Magic sky," which is specifically for pre-school audiences, was also offered to the general public on weekends and during busy holiday periods. Typically, this show would be shown to the general public on Saturday at 12:00 Noon and on Sunday afternoon.

As a pre-school show, "The Magic Sky" included several songs sung by Bob McGrath of the popular pre-school television program, Sesame Street, televised nationwide on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

By the mid-1980s, this show had undergone a slight title change to "Jake's Magic Sky." "Jake" was the nickname given to Buhl Planetarium's historic Zeiss II Planetarium Projector.

"The Magic Sky" Pre-School Planetarium Show Script
Presented: Beginning 1980 January 23 at
Pittsburgh's Original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science
(Courtesy: F.G. Graham)

The following is "The Magic Sky" script used by long-time Buhl Planetarium Lecturer Francis G. Graham. This is the script used by Mr. Graham in January of 1980.

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