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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.

December 2022 Holiday Festival

Witness The World’s Tallest Glass Tree Live at Yerkes Observatory in December 2022 and Beyond!

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Top Things to Do in Wisconsin

Big news from Travel Wisconsin! Yerkes Observatory was selected as a film site for an upcoming multi-state commercial. After several scouting visits, Travel Wisconsin’s film crew of thirty people spent July 25th filming a wonderful family walking into Observatory, up the grand staircase, and into the Great Refractor Dome. Then they filmed the family in…

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Welcome Dr. Amanda Bauer

We’re so excited to welcome our newest staff member, Dr. Amanda Bauer, to Yerkes! Amanda packed up her car and moved from Arizona to Wisconsin… not such a shocker, we hope, since she grew up in Ohio. And this is just one of many moves she’s made… she was an astronomer in Australia earlier in…

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We Are Open

I’m going to start our first blog post by highlighting one word: Gratitude. Our staff has profound gratitude to our visitors, donors, and volunteers because (goodness gracious) we’re open! After two years of restoration during almost four years of dormancy, we opened for tours on May 27th, 2022. Visitors have been buying tickets and showing…

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