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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, talk about galaxies, Yerkes history, backyard astronomy, and...

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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 of social distancing allows students to work on this group project safely from their...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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ROAD

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 Astronomy Office of Development or ROAD. The planned signing ceremony...

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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 South Africa, to hang out with Deb and one of my personal heroes for the day,...

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