Planetarium (old Science Centre) news

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Postby newsposter » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:53 am

As part of the Planetarium EOI process, here is a walkthough of the building posted on youtube: ...
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Postby Janey_Canuck » Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:50 am

Article in Calgary Herald, June 8, 2013 by Brandon Beasly has nice recap of building's history: ... story.html
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Re: Planetarium (old Science Centre) news

Postby Janey_Canuck » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:38 am

Planetarium is serving as medium-term housing for Alpha House residents who cannot stay at Alpha House due to the flooding in June: ... rium-1334/
Alpha House relocated in old Planetarium
Posted by Suzy Thompson in Off The Wire

After more than three weeks of shuffling from one emergency location to another, Alpha House and its residents are finally moving into a long-term home - in Calgary's old Science Centre.

Alpha House, which provides short and long-term shelter for the homeless and drug rehab programs, was forced out of its main building during the June flood. That site is currently uninhabitable and not expected to be repaired for another three to six months. Staff and 120 residents have moved to three temporary locations since then, most recently the Max Bell Arena, where residents camped out on the arena floor for the past two weeks.

Alpha House's outreach and housing coordinator Adam Melnyk told Fast Forward Weekly in an earlier interview that the moves were becoming stressful for everyone and staff were concerned about programs they couldn't offer without a long-term home.

The planetarium on the west-end of downtown Calgary has stood empty since the opening of the new Telus Spark Science Centre. Alpha House has signed a temporary lease with the City to use the building while flood damage at it's original site is remediated.

The City says this will not affect future plans for the old planetarium site.
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Postby Cooper123 » Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:49 am

newsposter wrote:Stories in the Herald June 27 and 29, 2011 about possible locations for new Central Library, and our lack of a civic art gallery, mention the potential role of the vacated World of Science building (the old Centennial Planetarium) in these projects.

Central Library project may get $135M boost from tax windfall
By Richard Cuthbertson, Calgary Herald June 27, 2011

Read more: ... z1QhFYObAx

Calgary Herald June 29, 2011
Contemporary art museum missing piece of Calgary’s art puzzle
By Stephen Hunt

Read more: ... story.html

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