Personal Resume - Glenn A. Walsh

633 Royce Avenue                            Electronic Mail: < >

Pittsburgh PA 15243-1149 U.S.A.    Internet Site: < >

Telephone: 412-561-7876                 Space Blog < >




B.A. Journalism with emphasis in Urban Affairs (Honors Program, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Beta Kappa),

University of Kentucky, Lexington: 1978.

Shaler Area High School, Glenshaw PA (National Honor Society): 1974.


Internet & Social Media:


Author / Editor: SpaceWatchtower Blog (Weekly) & Twitter Feed (Daily) – Astronomy, Science News.

Author & Administrator of numerous Web Sites; created & maintained Official Web Sites of Andrew

Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall (1996 to 2000) & The Duquesne Incline (1998 to 2011).

Administer / moderate several E-Mail, Facebook, & Google+ Groups.


Educator, Informal Science Education &

Museum-Related Experience:


Astronomy & Science Blogger – SpaceWatchtower: Blog < >;

Twitter Feed < >: 2011 to Present.

Authored article in Quarterly Journal of International Planetarium Society: “When Pittsburgh Got Its

Planetarium, The 75th Anniversary of America’s 5th Major Planetarium.” 2014 December.

Authored articles for Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers regarding three Pittsburgh astronomers

(Brashear, Langley, Keeler): 2007.

Project Director, Friends of the Zeiss, Pittsburgh, non-profit organization providing astronomical,

scientific, & historical information to the public via telescope observing sessions, educational

programs, & Internet Web Site, Blog, & Twitter information: 2002 to Present.

(Instrumental in keeping historic Buhl Planetarium artifacts from leaving Pittsburgh: 1995.)

Delivered Invited Address, Great Lakes Planetarium Association, on the history of Pittsburgh’s original

Buhl Planetarium & Institute of Popular Science: 2001 October 13.

Coordinator, Weekly Tours, Civil War Museum (Espy Post No. 153, Grand Army of the Republic) of the

Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, Carnegie PA: 1999 to 2000.

Author & Administrator, Web Sites: history of original Buhl Planetarium & Institute of Popular Science,

Astronomer John Brashear, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum: 1999 to Present.

Taught monthly “Introduction to the Internet” class for library patrons of Andrew Carnegie Free

Library & Music Hall, Carnegie PA: 1996 to 2001.

Buhl Science Center / Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh: 1982 to 1992 --

Astronomical Observatory Coordinator, Planetarium Lecturer, Curator of Embryology Exhibit (hatched chicks & ducklings in exhibit Mr. Walsh created in 1983), taught Chicken Embryology class, wrote & announced Weekly Activities Telephone Recording, Floor Aide.

Radio Theory Instructor & General Manager, WLCR-AM Carrier Current radio station, at Summer camp

for boys & girls (Camp Shaw-Mi-Del-Eca) near White Sulphur Springs WV. Taught students basic radio theory and radio station operation: 1972 to 1977.


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Library-Related Experience:


Member, Friends of the Library, West End Branch, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: 2011 to Present.

            Instrumental in re-establishing Friends group after hiatus: 2010.

            Library building historic plaque: arranged; addressed history at plaque unveiling: 2015 Sept. 19.

Guest Speaker at reopening of historic Carnegie Library in Atlanta suburb of Newnan GA. First

Carnegie Library (perhaps first library of any type) to close, be reused for different purpose for 22 years, then converted back to library service: 2009 Sept. 15.

Panelist in 3-person panel, “Carnegie Libraries: Challenges and Solutions,” at 2006 National

Preservation Conference sponsored by National Trust for Historic Preservation; delivered address "Primary Impediments to Historic Preservation: EGO and MONEY !": 2006 November 3.

Organized celebration of centennial of dedication of Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall,

Carnegie PA; delivered address on Library history: 2002 October 8.

Author & Administrator, Web Site: History of Andrew Carnegie & Carnegie Libraries: 1999 to Present.

Consulting Editor, Cobblestone national history magazine for children, for issue with theme of life and

philanthropies of Andrew Carnegie: 1999 April.

Taught monthly “Introduction to the Internet” class for library patrons of Andrew Carnegie Free

Library & Music Hall, Carnegie PA: 1996 to 2001.

Author & Administrator: created & maintained Official Web Site - Andrew Carnegie Free Library &

Music Hall, Carnegie PA: 1996 to 2000.

Delegate to Allegheny County Library Association, representing Andrew Carnegie Free Library &

Music Hall, Carnegie PA: 1995 to 1999.

Managed Summer Reading Program, Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, Carnegie PA: 1995.

Life Trustee, Board of Trustees, Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, Carnegie PA

            Helped Library Board keep Library from closing, during financial problems: 1995.

(Treasurer 1 year; Secretary 2 years): 1995 to 2000.

Library Aide, Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall,     Carnegie PA: 1990 to 1993.


Community Service:


Author & Administrator: created and maintained Official Web Site - The Duquesne Incline, Pittsburgh:

1998 to 2011.

Southwestern Pennsylvania Regional Planning Commission (now Southwestern Pennsylvania

Commission), Pittsburgh –

Citizen Advisory Panel: 1994 to 1998.

Citizens’ Transit Advisory Committee: 1980 to 1981.

Municipality of Mount Lebanon PA Sidewalk Task Force: 1992 to 1993.

Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Transit Planning Advisory Task Force,

Pittsburgh: 1987.

Port Authority of Allegheny County, Allegheny County Transit Council, Pittsburgh (Charter Member):

1984 to 1989.

Transit Advocates & Patrons, Pittsburgh: 1980 to 1984 (Dissolved with 1984 establishment of official

citizens’ advisory body, Allegheny County Transit Council, to Port Authority of Allegheny County).