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Yerkes Stories Feature 3

YERKES STORIES – WEEK 3 – Featured Story – When we started this week’s theme, the long-awaited handoff of Yerkes to the YFF was just a rumor. Here we are May 1st. It seems fitting that the favorite story from several people this week was about the 2013 cleaning of the Great Refractor. The event […]

Yerkes Stories Feature 2

This week’s story features William Morgan from a former University of Chicago Graduate Student. In 1991, when I was a graduate student at Yerkes, I had an office on the upper floor in the north tower. There’s a creaky staircase leading from the main floor to where that office was along with two other offices, […]

Yerkes Stories Feature 1

Our featured story from week 1!Thank you to everyone who submitted your Yerkes story; it was difficult to select just one to feature. Here is one of the stories we would like to share this week, we hope you enjoy. In the mid 1960’s my mother, Doris Blizard, was hired as a darkroom technician at […]

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