UW-Kenosha planetarium one of state's first

Published: January 20, 2015

From the Kenosha News

Question: When was Kenosha's only planetarium built?

Answer: It was built about 1961 as an addition to the University of Wisconsin-Kenosha building that was erected in 1960 at Washington Road and 39th Avenue.

The planetarium structure carried a price tag of $60,000."It was an add-on to the contract because there was additional money available to build the planetarium," recalled John Valeske, who was assistant to UW-Kenosha Center Dean Bernard Tallent back then.

Read entire article by Diane Giles.


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