During each visit, student groups will tour Yerkes and experience the history and wonder of our observatory first-hand. Following the tour, groups will spend time safely observing the Sun (weather permitting) or engaged in a hands-on, NGSS-inspired activity. Each visit will take approximately 1.5 hours during school hours, though the duration can be tailored to your needs.
About 2 weeks prior to your visit, you will have a 30-minute call with Yerkes staff to determine any specific content you would like to see covered during your group’s tour and hands-on activity. While not every concept may be able to be covered, we are excited to work with you to provide meaningful experiences for your students based on your curriculum!