Alongside articles on the Earth’s wagging tail and predictions of rings around Neptune a “few” years in the future, Current Science noted the opening of the Hall of Science in their November 2, 1966 issue.

We found this copy in our archive. Of note, the routing for this copy. The handwriting at top suggests this article passed the desks of Morris Meister and William Laurence before landing in the clippings file.

William Laurence


Morris Meister


Laurence was connected to the Hall of Science from the time of the World’s Fair.  He was the Fair’s science advisor.  The only journalist to witness the Trinity test of the atomic bomb, Laurence was known to many as the chief chronicler of the atomic age. Later, to some, he was its chief apologist.  As science advisor to the Fair, he helped shape the exhibits that were displayed at the Hall of Science. You can read his Science at the Fair here. He remained an advisor to the Hall of Science as it transitioned to a permanent museum and made plans for post-Fair expansion.

Morris Meister founded the Bronx High School of Science and was one of the founders of the Museum of Science and Technology.  (There is much more to come about that institution in future posts.) At this time, Meister was the Hall’s Director of Planning.