Yerkes Education Outreach (YEO) is now taking reservations for 2-object viewings with the 40'' Great Refractor!
This will be a rain or shine event. In the case of good weather, you will get to view 2 astronomical objects through the Great Refractor that are well-positioned for viewing and get a free t-shirt.In the case of rain or clouds, you will get a free t-shirt, a tour of the telescope and building, and a photo of you at the telescope.
You can make a reservation for the following dates in September (they are all Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday):
10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26
Tours will begin at 8pm and will last approximately 2-2.5 hours. The program cost is $45 per person.
Unfortunately, under no circumstances can we take children under 10 years of age due to liability and safety regulations -- sorry!
If you wish to make a reservation to observe on this historic instrument or have any questions about the program, please email Katya Gozman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the following in your email:
- The name of the group organizer.
- An email address we can contact you by the day of the event.
- The group organizer’s cell phone number.
- The number of people in the party.
Reservation requests will be answered via email with additional information and instructions. We will try our best to get you a spot, but please be aware that viewing programs are very popular and there is a limit to the number of people we can take up on the floor, so you may want to have backup dates ready in case we cannot book you for your originally planned date. We will try to remove filled dates from the website as soon as possible.