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Yerkes Observatory of the University of Chicago.

George Ellery Hale

Yerkes Observatory of the University of Chicago.

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Published in (Northfield, Minn .
Written in English


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From Astronomy and Astro-physics, 11.

Other titlesAstronomy and Astro-physics.
The Physical Object
Pagination4 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20092971M

  CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Chicago is looking for a buyer for its year-old Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. The university will be taking offers for an undetermined amount of time, the Chicago Tribune reported. University officials announced in March that the observatory will close in October, saying it's no longer cost effective to continue operations.


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Inthe Yerkes Observatory will celebrate its th anniversary. Osterbrock (Pauper and Prince: Ritchey, Hale & Big American Telescopes, Univ. of Arizona, ) is eminently qualified to. University of Chicago. Yerkes Observatory.

Logbooks and Notebooks. Dates: Size: linear feet (53 boxes) Repository: Special Collections Research CenterUniversity of Chicago Library East 57th StreetChicago, Illinois U.S.A. Infinancier Charles Yerkes agreed to endow an observatory that planned to host the world’s largest refracting telescope.

The official endowment letter Yerkes wrote to the University of Chicago is dated Octoaround the time that the observatory opened. The original slightly damaged, wax-sealed bequest letter is held in the University Library’s Special Collections as part of the Board.

The University of Chicago has been the steward of the Yerkes Observatory for the last years. As the University of Chicago moves its focus to other endeavors in science, the Yerkes Family is working to preserve the Yerkes Observatory and its legacy in the field of astronomy.

The Yerkes Future Foundation would like to thank everyone for their support and encouragement over the past two years. We are excited to begin the next phase of restoration, preservation, programming and research at this historic observatory.

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Free shipping for many products!Seller Rating: % positive. In the s, Chicago millionaire Charles Tyson Yerkes Jr. provided about $, in funding to construct the Great Refractor and build the observatory that bears his name. Inthe University of Chicago considered selling the observatory to an out-of-state developer.

“I feared that Yerkes would become far less than what it. The Photographic Archive contains more t images documenting the history of the University of Chicago.

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And Carl Runge, director of the Spectroscopic Laboratory of the Technische Hochschule, traveled from Hanover, Germany to deliver a talk on “Oxygen in the Sun.”.

Attendees, many of whom inscribed their names in the observatory’s guest book, assembled on the morning of Thursday, October With the president and trustees of the University of Chicago, the donor Charles Tyson Yerkes, and the newly.

History of the Yerkes Observatory Library. At one time, the University of Chicago Library supported two astronomy and astrophysics collections, located 80 miles apart, one at the Yerkes Observatory and one on campus (first housed in Eckhart Library and later the John Crerar Library).

The collections served the needs of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, which was Author: Barb Kern. Yerkes Observatory Events: View: Dedication ; Conference of Astronomers and Astrophysicists, () Series: VI: Yerkes Observatory: Description: Yerkes Observatory guest book.

Signatures of attendees at the 3rd conference of Astronomers and Astrophysicists. Yerkes Observatory is the observing facility of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics of the University of Chicago and is devoted to research in astronomy and astrophysics, as well as graduate education.

The observatory is on the west side of the village of Williams Bay, Wisconsin, on the bank of Lake Geneva, 76 miles from Chicago. The future of Yerkes has been in doubt for several years, especially after U.

of C. closed the observatory’s doors in October The university has said the former home of groundbreaking. The University of Chicago is in the final steps of a plan to close Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wis. to the public as of Oct. 1, Preparations for the transition have been underway since the announcement in March that the University was searching for a.

The university in March announced that it would donate the observatory and about 50 acres to the nonprofit foundation. But the private university also wanted to sell prime lakefront acreage for private residential development — offering to use some proceeds to jump-start the Yerkes Future Foundation with financial contributions that, so far, have been undisclosed.

Yerkes Observatory S&T Archive. What do you do with a 19th-century observatory. In April the University of Chicago, owners of the Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, announced that they had no practical use for such an observatory. Unless a buyer came forward, they would close the observatory.

The University of Chicago is set to close its outdated astronomical observatory, which over the past years has seen pioneering science, big personalities, and Chicago-style bravado.

The Yerkes. The Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a NASA-funded project which maintains four bibliographic databases containing more than million records: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Instrumentation, Physics and Geophysics, and preprints in Astronomy. Records can be searched, or full-text documents may be looked at through the browse feature.

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Title varies slightly: Publications of the Yerkes Observatory. LCCN ; OCLC ; RCP. C - S ; C - O. The Yerkes Future Foundation took over ownership of the observatory and roughly 50 acres of surrounding land on Friday, May 1.

It was previously owned by the University of Chicago’s Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics. The university opened the observatory in and closed it to the public on Oct. 1,   Members of the Yerkes Future Foundation explore the John Olmsted-designed grounds of the Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wis.

Wednesday, J Recently, the University of Chicago transferred ownership of the year-old facility to the foundation, a preservation group that plans to restore, refurbish and reopen the research center.

Standing alongside J. Morgan, Carnegie, and Rockefeller, Charles Tyson Yerkes () was one of the most influential and controversial public figures in America. Robber Baron is the first biography of the traction magnate who was behind the Chicago Loop Elevated, an investor in the London Underground, namesake of the University of Chicago's observatory, and vilified as Frank 4/5(1).

The transfer — a donation from the University of Chicago with no cash considerations — culminates nearly two years of work by the foundation to salvage Yerkes since university officials announced plans to close the year-old observatory.

The University of Chicago and the Yerkes Future Foundation have released the following joint statement: The University of Chicago and the Yerkes Future Foundation (YFF) are pleased to announce an agreement in principle for transfer of ownership of Yerkes Observatory and related property located in Williams Bay, Wisconsin to the Yerkes Future Foundation.

Yerkes Observatory, shown above in this aerial image high above Williams Bay, has been closed to the public for one year, after more than a century of scientific research and education. The university donated the observatory, several telescopes and 49 acres near Geneva Lake to the Yerkes Future Foundation – created in by a group of local residents.

Centered inside a foot diameter dome, the s-era refracting telescope at Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay towers over visitors. The University of Chicago last month transferred ownership of the year-old facility to the Yerkes Future Foundation, a preservation group that plans to restore, refurbish and reopen the historic research.

“YERKES BREAKS INTO SOCIETY—Street-Car Boss Uses Telescope as a Key to the Temple Door—AND IT FITS PERFECTLY,” the Chicago Evening Journal exclaimed when Charles Yerkes financed UChicago’s Yerkes Observatory in More than years later, the University plans on withdrawing from the observatory—and the observatory, once the site of experimentation.

CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Chicago has announced the October closing of the year-old Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. University Executive Vice President David Fithian.

The inch diameter, foot long refractor telescope at Yerkes Observatory. S&T Archive. The University of Chicago’s Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics has served a dual role in the operation of the Yerkes Observatory, where it conducts astronomical research while fostering education outreach to the community.

Tour if Yerkes Observatory It’s sad that the University of Chicago is shutting down this magnificent historic site. We went there today for the tour and had a wonderful astronomical, architectural, and historical experience/5().

With the help of William Rainey Harper, the University of Chicago president, Hale approached Charles T. Yerkes, a wealthy Chicago businessman, about funding a new, prestigious observatory Author: Steve Fentress.

Yerkes Observatory, astronomical observatory located at Williams Bay on Lake Geneva in southeastern Wisconsin, U.S. The Yerkes Observatory of the University of Chicago was named for its benefactor, transportation magnate Charles T.

Yerkes, and was opened in It .Yerkes Observatory: The inch refracting telescope at the Yerkes Observatory of the University of Chicago. A nice encyclopedia page The s through s were a golden age for home encyclopedias that were the most used resource for Rating: % positive.On the South Lawn of the Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, WI stands a small building known by observatory staff as the Molleigh Dome.

The foot tall structure houses a computer-guided 12” Meade LX reflecting telescope.