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  • #46
    ^Could we have a real-time link to a camera on the international space station? Or Hubble telescope?

    Walk in, sit down, marvel at the cosmos 24/7?

    Maybe someone at the Canadian Space Agency could naval gaze beyond Montreal's Metropolitan Boulevard and see some possibilities?

    Nah. Never happen, I know.
    ... gobsmacked

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    • #47
      Originally posted by McBoo View Post
      ^Could we have a real-time link to a camera on the international space station? Or Hubble telescope?

      Walk in, sit down, marvel at the cosmos 24/7?
      Wouldn't be enough bandwidth, unfortunately.

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      • #48
        Landmark planetarium needs new mission to live long and prosper
        http://www.edmontonjournal.com/Simon...296/story.html

        Finally some movement on this.
        “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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        • #49
          Story on CBC Radio this morning. Sounds this is going forward.

          "For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong"

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          • #50
            Restoring the jewel in the crown of Coronation Park
            http://edmontonjournal.com/opinion/c...oronation-park

            t’s back to the future for Edmonton’s long-deserted Queen Elizabeth II Planetarium.

            The city and the Telus World of Science-Edmonton have come to an agreement to renovate and restore the beautiful old planetarium as a teaching, reception and production space. The deal will take one of Edmonton’s truly landmark buildings out of stasis and give it a new mission.

            “It was the right thing for us to do, to work with the city to bring the QEP back to life,” says Alan Nursall, president and CEO of the Telus World of Science. “It’s our heritage. It’s our legacy. It’s where we came from. We want to preserve it as an icon of Edmonton history.”

            The city has commissioned Architecture|Tkalcic Bengert to come up with designs to restore the building to its 1960 glory, complete with updates to make it accessible for people in wheelchairs and others with mobility impairments. The city also plans, at long last, to grant the building heritage designation and protection.

            “We’re more than halfway through the design process,” says Trish Kuffler, the city’s program manager for facility design and construction.

            The city plans to put the construction contract out to tender in the first quarter of 2017. The hope is to start construction this spring and for the Telus World of Science to take possession in time for the 2018 summer camp season.

            The project will have a budget of about $6.6 million.

            It’s a sensible plan for one of Edmonton’s most quirky and beautiful works of public architecture, and for Canada’s first public planetarium.
            “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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            • #51
              Great news!

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              • #52
                Originally posted by KC View Post
                the park from the air...

                http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5487247238

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                • #53
                  Plus a video here:

                  Queen Elizabeth ll Planetarium designated Edmonton historic resource

                  By Karen Bartko March 22, 2017 1:44 pm Online Journalist Global News

                  http://globalnews.ca/news/3327842/qu...oric-resource/


                  It should look so cool once it's cleaned up.






                  https://i.cbc.ca/1.4036267.149020215...lanetarium.jpg

                  Iconic Edmonton planetarium designated as municipal historic resource
                  'Space-age design ... has the appearance of a spacecraft hovering off the ground'
                  CBC News Posted: Mar 22, 2017


                  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmont...urce-1.4036256




                  Last edited by KC; 23-03-2017, 09:41 AM.

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                  • #54
                    As it was:


                    http://www.edmontonmapsheritage.ca/u...c05d91df76.jpg


                    Article:


                    http://www.edmontonmapsheritage.ca/l...ion-park-1959/



                    http://www.edmontonsarchitecturalher...0468_popup.jpg

                    http://www.edmontonsarchitecturalher...i-planetarium/
                    Last edited by KC; 23-03-2017, 09:50 AM.

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                    • #55
                      Not to KC an old thread, but any idea what happened to the redevelopment of this planetarium?
                      “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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                      • #56
                        Is it done? I wonder if they’ll mimic the downtown library rehab. Put on a flat zinc roof. Maybe even add some asymmetry...




                        https://www.edmonton.ca/projects_pla...anetarium.aspx


                        Here I see completion expected in 2019:

                        Queen Elizabeth Planetarium Rehabilitation - Alberta Major Projects

                        https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/det...bilitation/353


                        Looking Back at the Queen Elizabeth II Planetarium





                        “...Architecture | Tkalcic Bengert has been appointed the challenging task of restoring the building, whose key features include a concrete entrance canopy, a silver-painted (previously orange) dome, floor-to-ceiling glass, and gold anodized aluminum framing. With a construction start date tentatively set for early 2017, the building should be ready for a new generation of guests in 2018.”

                        https://edmonton.skyrisecities.com/n...ii-planetarium


                        Interesting, I haven’t seen Telusplanet.net used in a long time. “Member Services”

                        Here’s a couple pages on the planetarium:

                        http://www.telusplanet.net/public/hg...P/history.html
                        Last edited by KC; 10-06-2019, 06:28 PM.

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
                          Not to KC an old thread, but any idea what happened to the redevelopment of this planetarium?
                          Sonic, it is nice to see that you’re leaving your old world behind and making progress in seeing the potential* of the Internet.




                          * the potential to contextualize daily news via topical forums, threads, wikis...

                          The invention of writing created history and freeing writing from paper and stone freed it from history. (Like yesterday’s fleeting unrecorded tv broadcasts or landfilled newspapers.)
                          Last edited by KC; 11-06-2019, 05:51 AM.

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                          • #58
                            Give it rent free to EPSB, Catholic Board, any school board really, to conduct science classes.

                            Actually, any educational institute - colleges and universities included.

                            The TWOS has science sleep-overs. The planetarium could do the same.

                            Summer science camps. Some of us are nerds yanno!
                            ... gobsmacked

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                            • #59
                              Canada’s first planetarium being restored to former glory
                              http://transformingedmonton.ca/far-o...-former-glory/
                              “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
                                Canada’s first planetarium being restored to former glory
                                http://transformingedmonton.ca/far-o...-former-glory/
                                Ahh, winter 2020. Isn’t there two winters every year?

                                “The restored planetarium is set to reopen to the public in Winter 2020.”

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