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What’s doing at The Dome?

Imagine how exciting it must have been at Yerkes during its scientific heyday—casually passing respected astronomers in the hallway or watching them at work late into the night searching the cosmos. You can still walk where they walked, think your own big ideas where they thought, and create where they created. Yerkes Observatory is quite a vital place these days, filled with enthusiasm and imagination. Discover what’s happening now and how you can tap into the energy.

Observatories in the Media: Halloween Edition

On tours I’ve given, I’ve often met guests who recommend books, shows, or podcasts to listen to. Recently, one guest suggested I listen to the Unwell Podcast because it sounded vaguely familiar to our story here at Yerkes. The podcast, Unwell: A Midwestern Gothic, is a storytelling podcast that takes place in the fictional town…

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