Planetarium Galena, IL

This proposed project contains 25,000 s.f. and would be located on a rolling site outside of Galena, Illinois.  The building adheres to the premise that a planetarium should be recognizable form the outside.

The dome will contain a projector and reclining seats for viewing.  The remainder of the building will display a collection of meteorites and rotating life science exhibits.  The curved forms express the motion of planetary bodies and the transparent walls convey the connection of the life sciences to the building site.