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Perseids Star Party a Hit!

More than 100 visitors from the Chicago, Madison and Milwaukee areas showed up for the “Perseid Meteor Shower” Star Party at White River County Park near Lake Geneva from 8:30 […]

GLAS Receives National Award

GLAS Education recently received national recognition for their innovative work and advocacy for equal access for people with blindness and low vision who are interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering […]

Virtual Planetarium Shows

Join us on YouTube every Friday at 8pm Central for a live virtual planetarium and astronomy-themed show! Adam McCulloch, planetarium specialist at GLAS, and Katya Gozman, recent UChicago Astrophysics grad, […]

McQuown Scholars All Sky Survey

This summer a group of McQuown Scholars will embark upon a large project to survey the night sky using the Stone Edge Observatory! Utilizing the remote observing during this time […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


This week, in Cape Town, South Africa, GLAS Education will be honored by the largest astronomy organization in the world, International Astronomical Union (IAU), with the designation as a Regional […]

Cape Town Update

Highlights from January 31, at Science 4 Development meeting in Cape Town South Africa. Soapbox Science has been part of science outreach in Chicago. We found an economist, Tawanda from […]

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