was established in 1897 in the village of Williams Bay on the north side of Geneva Lake, Wisconsin.
Take the opportunity to see the largest lens-type telescope in the world, and the birthplace of modern astrophysics, at Yerkes Observatory
or see the area from up above via Lake Geneva Canopy Tours (www.lakegenevacanopytours.com).
For example, Charles Yerkes--notorious for monopolizing streetcars in Chicago by means both fair and foul--helped finance the Yerkes Observatory
in Wisconsin to signal his fundamental beneficence and to rehabilitate himself in the public eye.
William Albert Hiltner born; Director of the Yerkes Observatory
; Director of the University of Michigan's observatory; discovered the interstellar polarisation of starlight.
George van Biesbroek of the Yerkes Observatory
was set up.
Less than two hours from Chicago or Milwaukee is the (http://astro.uchicago.edu/yerkes/) Yerkes Observatory
in Williams Bay, Wis.
The Wednesday afternoon session at the Watkins Institute attracted a diverse group of speakers and an appreciative audience who learned of Barnard's early life in Nashville, his research at Lick Observatory in California, and his long career with Yerkes Observatory
in Wisconsin Mary Ross Calvert, Barnard's niece and long-time secretary, provided a personal view of her uncle's career at Yerkes, while noted astronomers Robert G.
Fowler and had the epic battle with another renowned astrophysicist Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington on 11 January 1935 at Royal Astronomical Society - RAS which probably resulted in Chandra shifting to Yerkes Observatory
, University of Chicago in January 1937.
Reviewed by Kyle Cudworth, Professor of Astronomy at the University of Chicago and Director of Yerkes Observatory
, Williams Bay, WI 53191.
After researching at and directing the Yerkes and McDonald Observatories in the period 1951-1957, Stromgren formally left Danish astronomy in 1957 and moved with his family from Yerkes Observatory
in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, to the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) at Princeton, New Jersey.
In 1945 Herzberg returned to his youthful interest in astrophysics when he accepted a position at the Yerkes Observatory
of the University of Chicago at Williams Bay.
In high school I visited Yerkes Observatory
and saw the 40-inch refractor.