Unable to Visit Yerkes Observatory on a Saturday?

Yerkes Observatory Now Offering Weekday Programs

(Published August 29, 2006, 11:08 a.m.)

Have you wanted to attend one of the free Yerkes Observatory Saturday programs but were unable to? During the months of September and October you may take 45-minute tours on any Tuesday or Thursday, beginning at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., or Noon.

Richard Dreiser, Yerkes Observatory tour guide, will briefly discuss the curious Greco-Roman architecture, provide a brief history, and take visitors inside the 90-foot diameter dome to look at the 40-inch refractor, the largest lens-type telescope in the world.

The charge per pair of adults is $25. There is no charge for kids 12

years old or younger accompanied by a paying adult. We do not take

reservations; just show up at the front door at the appropriate time.

If you prefer to visit at some other time and date, or, if there are

15 or more in your group, please make arrangements with Richard

Dreiser at (262) 245-5555, extension 832.

Throughout the year, Yerkes Observatory offers free Saturday programs beginning at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and Noon. Note we will NOT be giving programs on Saturday December 23.

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