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Carnegie Science Center

The Carnegie Science Center is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is located in the Chateau neighborhood, it is located across the street from Heinz Field. The Carnegie Science Center is the most visited museum in Pittsburgh, it has four floors of interactive exhibits. Among its attractions are the Buhl Planetarium, the Rangos Giant Theater, SportsWorks, the Miniature Railroad & Village, the USS Requin and Roboworld, touted as "the world's largest permanent robotics exhibition." The Roboworld exhibition contains more than 30 interactive displays featuring "all things robotic", is the first physical home for Carnegie Mellon University’s Robot Hall of Fame. It is closed on Sundays. According to Nicholas Efran, "The Carnegie Science Center has been a gathering place for kids and families for many years." However there are many new exhibits that staff are "Not able to include because of the smaller size of the building" It is now undergoing construction to add a new wing to the building.

Its predecessor was the Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, which opened on October 24, 1939. The Buhl Planetarium was the fifth major planetarium in the United States, was popular for several decades. However, by the 1980s it had begun to show signs of age. An expansion was ruled out, so the Institute was relocated to the Chateau neighborhood. However, it became apparent to the Buhl Institute that the relocation efforts would require more staffing than they were able to provide. At this point, the Carnegie Institute stepped in, showing interest in merging with the Buhl Institute. Both parties agreed to the merger in 1987. On October 5, 1989, construction began on the $40 million building, designed by local architect Tasso Katselas, renamed the Carnegie Science Center as a result of the merger; the Henry Buhl, Jr. Planetarium and Observatory was reinvented in this new facility; the Center opened in October 1991. The Roboworld area is the second-floor attraction at the Carnegie Science Center.

It is touted as "the world's largest permanent robotics exhibition", with more than 30 interactive displays featuring "all things robotic". The first robot encounter in Roboworld is the Robothespian, he is an interactive, animatronic robot that introduces visitors to the concepts of robotic sensing and acting. The area's other exhibits showcase different types of robots, videos containing more information about them; the Robot Hall of Fame features famous robots from science fiction films and video games, such as R2-D2, C-3PO, the T-800 Terminator, R. O. B. Maschinenmensch, Robby the Robot, Robot B-9, HAL 9000, Huey and Louie from Silent Running. Highmark SportsWorks is one of the permanent exhibits of the Carnegie Science Center, it is one of larger science and sports exhibitions in the world, with over 30 interactive experiences in which visitors can participate. SportsWorks features three themed areas: Physics of Sports, LifeWorks, Sports Challenge; the previous sponsor, UPMC, ended its sponsorship of SportsWorks in 2006.

On November 13, 2008, the Carnegie Science Center unveiled plans for a new 12,000-square-foot SportsWorks, sponsored by Highmark. It reopened in the Fall of 2009. From October 8, 2007 until May 2008, SportsWorks housed the controversial exhibit BODIES... The Exhibition. At least one employee of the Carnegie Science Center left her job due to the implementation of this exhibit. A committee of the Pittsburgh Port Authority recommended in 2007 that the site be purchased and that SportsWorks be demolished to allow for construction of tracks for the North Shore Connector, an extension of Pittsburgh's light rail line to the North Side of Pittsburgh; the E-motion cone is a inverted cone which sits atop the Science Center building. It was installed in 2000. At night, it is lit with different colors. Miniature Railroad & Village Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh List of museums in Pennsylvania Seddon Bennington - director of the museum from 1994 until 2002. Official website

Scott Sorry

Scott Sorry is an American singer songwriter. Prior to being a solo artist Scott played with The Wildhearts and the Sinatras and Brides of Destruction. After playing in a variety of punk bands in Philadelphia, Scott joined US punk rockers Amen on their 2003 Join Or Die tour, playing with the band until late 2005 where he quit the group. Following the departure of founder Nikki Sixx, Sorry was announced as the new bassist for hard rock supergroup Brides of Destruction along with The Wildhearts singer, future band mate, Ginger who departed the group soon after they began writing new material, they released the album Runaway Brides, produced by Andy Johns, in Europe on September 13 and on September 27 in the US. A video was shot for "White Trash" but both the album and the single failed to chart. Prior to touring, Sorry was replaced by Tracii Guns' stepson Jeremy Guns on bass. In 2006, Sorry joined a new Lineup of The Wildhearts recording an album in January 2007, The Wildhearts; the album was released on April 23, preceded two weeks earlier by the download-only single "The Sweetest Song".

On May 19, 2008 the Wildhearts released the all-covers album Stop Us If You've Heard This One Before, Vol 1.. Artists covered include Icicle Works, Helmet, The Distillers, The Descendents, The Georgia Satellites; the first version of the album was a download-only collection of 12 tracks. The band travelled to Denmark to record their ninth studio album, Chutzpah!, released on August 31, 2009, followed by a tour of the United Kingdom in September and October. At these shows, the band played the new record in its entirety, followed by an encore of older songs; the band won the award for Spirit of Independence at the 2009 Kerrang! Awards, as well as playing on the Bohemia stage during the first UK Sonisphere Festival. On November 25, 2009, The Wildhearts announced the release of'Chutzpah Jnr', a mini album composed of tracks recorded during the Chutzpah sessions but either released as free tracks on their website, bonus tracks from the Japanese physical release or unreleased tracks from the sessions.

Sorry never joined the Wildhearts for their 2012 reformation due to family commitments. He was re-joined the band early in 2014 for their UK tour. Sorry met Roger "Rags" Segal and Lenny Thomas in North Carolina while Sorry was on tour with previous band Brides of Destruction in 2005 while Roger and Lenny were both in Brides support act Trashlight Vision. Sorry started working on new material with Blackbelt guitarist Danny Sinatra when Trashlight Vision split up. Roger and Lenny linked up with Sorry and Danny to form the new group and the Sinatras, they announced, in June, their first dates in the UK in August, taking place at The Asylum in Birmingham and at the Bar Academy in London. The group entered the studio in September in UK with producer Jason Sanderson; the album was completed in less than 3 weeks. Highball Roller was released May 11, 2009, well received by British music critics, with a tour of the UK planned but this was postponed until October with the band touring the East Coast of the US in August.

In February 2015, Scott announced plans to release his first solo album "When We Were Kings" through a campaign on the Pledgemusic platform. Achieving 437% of its initial goal the album was released on March 18, 2016 debuting on the Official UK Rock Charts at Number 2. Vive Le Rock Magazine awarded the album 9 out of 10. Runaway Brides The Wildhearts Stop Us If You've Heard This One Before, Vol 1. ¡Chutzpah! Chutzpah! Jnr. Highball Roller Kings of Shambles Street When We Were Kings Official website Scott Sorry on Twitter Scott Sorry on Facebook

Lutsen, Minnesota

Lutsen is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Lutsen Township, Cook County, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 190. Lutsen is located on the North Shore of Lake Superior, it is 18 miles southwest of the city of Grand Marais. Cascade River State Park and the Superior Hiking Trail are both nearby. Minnesota Highway 61 serves as a main route in the community; the Lutsen Mountains Ski Resort is the main economic feature of the community. The community is home to at least four resorts