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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.

Staff Stories: How Teaching and Tour Guiding Combine

I started my professional career in the midst of the pandemic; the ultimate turning point for young people fresh out of college. I did not know that I was in for the most difficult time to begin a career as a teacher. I gave my career my all for two years, but found myself quickly…

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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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