Our Team

"I’m thrilled to revive astronomical research within the walls of Yerkes through exploiting the existing photographic plate collection. I’m also excited to build upon local relationships to expand the reach of the Observatory."

Dr. Amy Steele

Director of Astronomy & Research

Amy is interested in understanding the nature of gas and dust surrounding stars old and young. She received her PhD in Astronomy from the University of Maryland at College Park and now focuses on the environments surrounding dead stars. For astronomy and research inquiries, she can be reached at asteele@yerkesobservatory.org.

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