Pittsburgh Gazette Times Photographs Caption:
6-inch Brashear Refractor Telescope at Sterrett Elementary School, Pittsburgh

"Star Study Newest Fad." Photographs (3) Caption.
Pittsburgh Gazette Times 1925 Sept. 29: 7.
Pittsburgh Gazette Times Photographs (3) Caption:
6-inch John A. Brashear Refractor Telescope at Sterrett Elementary School, Pittsburgh.

"Star Study Newest Fad"

More and more "high-brow" become the reigning fads. Only a few years ago it was that such vogues as Ping-Pong were supreme. Then, through the seasons came the ascent to more brain-trying pastimes such as Mah Jong and the Cross-Word Puzzle, and now, if the plan of the Sterrett Astronomical Club materializes, the younger set of the Pittsburgh will spend the evenings this Winter studying the Universe. The Sterrett Astronomical Club is composed of residents of the district surrounding the Sterrett School, South Lang avenue and Reynolds street. Nightly dozens of members of the organization in the tower of the school and study the stars through the large telescope that was given to the school about 25 years ago by H.C. Frick, and it is the desire of the members that persons from all sections of the city join them.

The move to popularize Astronomy was started by Harry D. Brown, 519 South Lang avenue. An organization was formed several years ago and J. Ralph Park, late Police Magistrate, was elected its first President. Mr. Brown is now the President and Chief Lecturer.

Above, Left --- Mr. Brown is shown giving two young members of the club some pointers about the stars. The young women are Miss Ruth Stitt, 400 South Lang avenue, and Miss Flora Park, 7108 Edgerton avenue. Right --- Miss Irene Timms, 7106 Edgerton avenue and Miss Lillian Baer, 609 Worth avenue. Miss Timms is aiding Miss Baer in adjusting the telescope. In the oval is shown Miss Margaret Taylor, 523 South Lang avenue, taking notes on what she observes through the big glass.

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