Yerkes LionYerkes Lion YERKES OBSERVATORY
The University of Chicago

373 W. Geneva St, Williams Bay WI 53191 (Latitude 42 34.2, Longitude -88 33.4)
On Tuesday February 15th we had Rich Gluth from the Williams Bay Fire Department, Marc Berthoud, and Ed Struble talk about thermal imaging cameras. Followed by a tour of the 40 inch telescope given by Richard Dreiser. Then we learned about different types of equipment and lenses from Ed Sadler. Finally with the help of Ed Struble, Vivian Hoette and Ed Sadler we made Galileoscopes. Then the students practiced putting the telescopes on tripods and looking through them.

Link to the Galileoscope website
Click on thumbnail picture to see a larger version