Your guides to the galaxy.
If you’re going to be traveling through time and space with us, we invite you to meet the crew that plans and conducts all the programs at Yerkes. Our staff members are not only dedicated professionals with expertise in astronomy, the arts, and visitor experience but also passionate individuals committed to the Yerkes mission. Enjoy the ride as they guide you to new realms of exploration.
Tours and Programs Coordinator
Dr. Amanda Bauer
Montgomery Foundation Deputy Director + Head of Science & Education
Facilities & Grounds Manager
Director of Programs & External Affairs
Development & Operations Coordinator
Administrative Assistant for Development
Tour Guide & Programs Assistant
Director of Facilities & Grounds
Dr. Amy Steele
Director of Astronomy & Research
Keep Yerkes open for a new generation of explorers
Help us continue
More than a century ago a determined founder, masterful architect, skilled trades workers, diligent engineers and inventive entrepreneurs built Yerkes. Visionary scientists put it on the galaxy’s map. A dedicated group of locals saved Yerkes for future generations. And now we look to you. Please consider becoming a contributor and friend of Yerkes Observatory. Your participation means everything.
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