News Archive‎ > ‎2011-12 News‎ > ‎

Skynet Telescope Network Featured in February

posted Mar 3, 2012, 3:28 PM by Margie Corp   [ updated Jul 18, 2012, 10:15 AM ]

In 2012, Yerkes will be engaged in a series of fund-raising events to support the restoration and upgrades of Yerkes telescopes
and support funding for Yerkes Education Outreach programs. On Friday evening February 24th, Yerkes will host the first of these events.  

    Exciting Agenda includes:
  • Looking through the 40 inch refractor, weather permitting.
  • Robert E. Holmes will share the evolution of his telescope endeavors from modest telescopes of his youth to his soon to be operational homemade 50" telescope!
  • Take home your own copy of the Sky and Telescope Dec. 2011 article about Bob's work.
  • Showcase of Student and Teacher Imaging Projects. Especially work done by our Yerkes HS students; and the students of our Yerkes teachers.
  • Unveiling of the new web-based Skynet Kiosk at Yerkes. Participants may request an image from telescopes in Chile.
Click on the image above or click here for registration information.

Click here for information about Yerkes Winter Star Party held Saturday, February 25, 2012

Yerkes Observatory also hosts Family Night Programs. 
Click here for Family Night information and dates.