Surprising Stuff The Yerkes Observatory is in trouble again. When the Yerkes people came to town,...Read More
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What happened? Here is the joint statement released on Tuesday of last week:
“The University of Chicago and the Yerkes Future Foundation (YFF) are pleased to announce an agreement in principle for the transfer of ownership of Yerkes Observatory and related property located in Williams Bay, Wisconsin to the Yerkes Future Foundation. Over the next several months, both organizations will be working closely on all aspects of the proposed transfer.
The snow came gently pounding down upon the Lake Geneva area starting around one o’clock in the afternoon on Sunday, November 25th. Lake Geneva communities around the lake received far more snow than any other communities affected by this storm.Read More
Yerkes barricades itself in for the long siege. What is it that the University of Chicago is trying to prove with the Yerkes Observatory? They shut the thing down and boarded up the building. They blockaded the entrance.Read More
The Yerkes Observatory is now officially closed. It went down on Monday, October 1, 2018, as was advertised. Now what? Are there any new plans for Yerkes’ future? The talk around the lake is about some form of development getting ready to take place on the observatory property, with Mike Keefe being the motive force behind it.Read More