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The Man Who Painted the Universe: The Story of a Planetarium in the Heart of the North Woods - Avi Lank, Ron Legro - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 10:00am</span>

The Man Who Painted the Universe: The Story of a Planetarium in the Heart of the North Woods

10/24/2015 - 10:00am

Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery - DeLuca Forum

The Man Who Painted the Universe: The Story of a Planetarium in the Heart of the North Woods introduces readers to the mild-mannered astronomy enthusiast whose creativity, ingenuity, fervor, and endurance realized a dream of galactic proportions. The story of this stargazer from Wisconsin's North Woods so inspired two newspapermen, authors Ron Legro and Avi Lank, that they sought to document the story of the Kovac Planetarium for a new generation of stargazers and dreamers.

Avi Lank

About Presenter Avi Lank

 

Avi Lank is an essayist for Milwaukee Public Radio and panelist on the Interchange public-affairs program on Milwaukee Public Television. For almost 40 years he was an award-winning reporter, columnist, and editor at the Milwaukee Sentinel and later the Journal Sentinel. Born in Penn Yan in the Finger Lakes region of western New York State, he grew up in Rochester, New York, and holds degrees from Antioch College and the Medill School of Journalism of Northwestern University. He lives in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, with his wife, Dannette Lank.

RECENT BOOK:

The Man Who Painted the Universe

Ron Legro

About Presenter Ron Legro

 

Ron Legro is a freelance writer and former reporter, columnist, and editor for the Milwaukee Sentinel daily newspaper. He was editor in chief of Wisconsin Reports, a weekly public affairs journal covering the state legislature. His freelance articles have appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sunday magazine, Milwaukee magazine, Corporate Report Wisconsin, and other publications. He was a speechwriter for numerous lawmakers and public officials and served as the City of Milwaukee’s director of telecommunications. A native of Antigo, Wisconsin, he is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He lives in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, with his wife, Michele Derus.

RECENT BOOK:

The Man Who Painted the Universe


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