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The University of Chicago

373 W. Geneva St, Williams Bay WI 53191 (Latitude 42 34.2, Longitude -88 33.4)

Yerkes Observatory Public Star Party
Dark Sky Initiative Star Party

Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Place: Yerkes Observatory
Fee: $5.- per person
  $15.- per family

In collaboration with the Geneva Lake Dark Sky Initiative, Yerkes Observatory will be hosting a star party, even if it is cloudy or raining. This is a family event in which visitors can admire the heavens. The stars will join planet Jupiter and its moons which will be lovely viewed through telescopes.

Even if it is too cloudy to observe, there will be many other things to do including hands-on activities and presentations. Because of scheduling conflict there will not be a tour of the famous 40-inch Great Refractor that is housed in the 90-foot in diameter dome.

To register, call 262 245-5555, ext. 810, or fill out and submit the form below

Yerkes Observatory is located at 373 W. Geneva Street in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. Throughout the year, we offer a variety of programs.

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