Planetarium News Issues 1-5 and 7 with ALS
Oberkochen/Wurtt: Carl Zeiss 1960-1964. First Edition. Five issues. Self-wrappers, pagination as below. 11 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches. Printed text, stapled with light blue linen tape at spine as issued. A few blemishes here and there, but very clean copies overall. Black and white and occasional color plates.
Jan 1960, No 1.; -24 pages.
July 1960, No 2.; -54 pages
Jan 1961, No 3.; -78 pages.
Oct 1961, No 4; 79-118 pages.
July 1962, No. 5; -156 pages.
2nd series - June 1964, No 7 (published October 1964); -56 pages.
With handwritten letter to "Dr. [H] Werner" from the monthly astronomical feature writer of the Natural History Magazine of the American Museum (Simone Daro Gossner??) noting with interest Werner's series on mythological sky images and asking if he could obtain a microfilm of part of Werner's collection for use in the magazine. Near Fine. Wraps. 
The preface to the first issue, January 1960, no 1 notes: "During the period from January 15, 1940 to July 1, 1944 there appeared fifteen issues of Plaentarium News. The first of that series contained an introduction which read as follows: 'Planetarium News which will be published approximately four times each year, proposes to gather worthwhile information about all phases of planetarium activities, and to make this information available to interested parties. The reports will cover new developments with respect to instruments, buildings, administration, demonstration techniques and literature. Through them planetaria will be given the opportunity of exchanging their varied operational results and experiences. To this end the directors of planetaria are invited to make use of this arrangement from their mutual advantage.' The goals of the present series [as here] are exactly thsoe expressed above, and to aid in their achievement the series will be published in English as well as in German.'"
Surprisingly rare, with OCLC/Worldcate reporting only three institutions holding copies in this series, all in Germany.