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Yerkes Observatory, a retrospect of twenty-five years.

Edwin Brant Frost

Yerkes Observatory, a retrospect of twenty-five years.

by Edwin Brant Frost

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Reprinted from the University Record, Vol. 9, No. 1, January 1923.

The Physical Object
Pagination[12] p.
Number of Pages12
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15097386M

Yerkes Observatory lies m above sea level in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. It is a research branch of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics of the University of Chicago. The Yerkes telescope, located in the Manufactures building, was not placed in position until several weeks after the opening of the Fair. It was not until late in December of that the contract for making this instrument was assumed by the Cleveland firm of Warner & Swasey, and it was thought that at least a year would be required for the task, the magnitude and delicacy of which it is.

A long-time professor at the University of Chicago, he did some of his studies at the Yerkes Observatory, and served as editor of The Astrophysical Journal from to He was on the faculty at Chicago from until his death in at the age of 84, and was the Morton D. Hull Distinguished Service Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics.   Page 6 of 7 - Yerkes Observatory to be closed this year - posted in Classic Telescopes: Hi, Here are several up to date pictures from Yerkes Observatory taken Saturday March, 17th (St. Patricks Day) around noon. The first picture is of the 11am Tour, I was just below the 41 reflector dome shooting through a window at the 40 refractors 90 foot wide dome.

“Seeing the Unseen” was the theme of the workshop devoted to the SOFIA mission. SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, is a joint mission of NASA, the German aerospace center DLR, and USRA (Universities Space Research Associates). The workshop began with a talk from the University of Chicago’s Al Harper about the history of airborne astronomy. It was a good move for Harper with the year-old came an observatory the young man’s father had built at Drexel Boulevard and a promise to raise $, in cash within three years to build a bigger observatory. Young George was, as part of the deal, to be named as the director of that new observatory.


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Yerkes Observatory, a retrospect of twenty-five years by Edwin Brant Frost Download PDF EPUB FB2

Yerkes Observatory (/ ˈ j ɜːr k iː z / YUR-keez) is an astronomical observatory located in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, was operated by the University of Chicago Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics from its founding in to Ownership was transferred to the non-profit Yerkes Future Foundation (YFF) in May, Location: Williams Bay, US.

Hotels near Yerkes Observatory: ( mi) The Bailey House ( mi) Lazy Cloud Lodge Bed and Breakfast ( mi) Cottages & Suites of Geneva National ( mi) Seven Oaks ( mi) The Ridge Hotel; View all hotels near Yerkes Observatory on Tripadvisor/5(). Titled “Yerkes Observatory, The Birth, Near Death, and Resurrection of a Scientific Research Institution,” the book richly illustrates the challenges of running a “big-science” establishment, as well as the reasons behind the ascendance of American astronomy in the 20th century.

Yerkes Observatory is the observing facility of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics of the University of Chicago and is devoted to research in astronomy and astrophysics, as well as graduate education. The observatory is on the west side of the village of Williams Bay, Wisconsin, on the bank of Lake Geneva, 76 miles from Chicago.

And so, for about $, the world’s largest telescope was built and Yerkes Observatory was founded in Housed in a six ton, foot-long tube atop a. A Stellar Site.

Edwin Frost, Yerkes’ second director, described some of Yerkes’ early accomplishments in a retrospective published in For example, the article notes that astronomer Sherburne Burnham studied double stars, or star pairs that seem to be near each other when viewed, and published related research in Just four years earlier, the observatory successfully.

The Yerkes Observatory: a retrospect of twenty-five years by Edwin Brant Frost (Book) Guide to the microfilm edition of the George Ellery Hale papers, at the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories Library, Pasadena, California by Hale Observatories (Calif.) (Book).

Yerkes Observatory epitomized American astronomer George Ellery Hale’s passion for building observatories with laboratories to link physics to the stars. When Hale left Yerkes in to establish Mount Wilson Observatory, his second in command and successor, stellar spectroscopist Edwin B.

Frost, managed to keep the observatory initiated formal graduate training at Yerkes. As part of the University of Chicago's Astronomy Department, Yerkes Observatory has been a hub for research and education since it opened in The Williams Bay facility sits on a 70 acre site adjacent to Geneva Lake and is home to the world's largest refracting telescope.

While Yerkes is still an active research facility, the staff opens the doors for FREE 45 minute tours on Saturdays. NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, will become a flying classroom for our Stars at Yerkes outreach educators Lynne Zielinski, Kathy Gustavson, and Marcella Linahan (pictured here L-R in the Yerkes Observatory Morgan Room).

Yerkes Observatory, in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, houses the largest refracting telescope ever built for astronomical research, with a main lens that's 40 inches ( meters) in diameter.

The Yerkes Observatory sits on a acres park in Williams Bay and is operated by the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. Tao S / TripAdvisor It was founded in by astronomer George Ellery Hale and it gets its name from Charles T.

Yerkes, the businessman who funded it. 7: Resurrection on the Campus and at Yerkes, 8: Birth of McDonald Observatory, 9: An Extraordinarily Fine Group, World War II, Golden Years, Epilogue: To the Centennial, Abbreviations Used in Notes and Bibliography Notes Bibliography Index.

Dan K, Director of Sales at Yerkes Observatory, responded to this review Responded J Thank you for visiting Yerkes and for your comments. We appreciate that you took time to help future visitors to the Observatory by writing a review TripAdvisor reviews. - The Yerkes Observatory is currently closed to the public and is expected to reopen in late or early Watch this listing for more information as it becomes available.

The Observatory / TripAdvisor reviews. A piece of astronomical history is closing its doors this year: Yerkes Observatory, which opened inwill cease operations on October 1, In many ways, this closure isn’t surprising.

Yerkes Observatory Febru On Novemastronomer and telescope maker, George Willis Ritchey, observes the heavens through the double slide-plate holder attached to the Yerkes inch Refractor Telescope.

ISEC - Stars at Yerkes Sampler - Springfield, Illinois January Train Like an Astronaut - Register Now. March Yerkes Book Discussion - Packing for Mars Registration Open Now. Walter S. Adams Bibliography. Papers, etc.

Adams's Papers are at the Huntington Library with a Finding Aid by Helen Czaplicki. There is a microform copy at the Caltech Archives. There is much correspondence in the G.E.

Hale Papers at both Caltech Archives. Find the perfect Yerkes Observatory stock photos and editorial news pictures from Getty Images.

Select from premium Yerkes Observatory of the highest quality. The initial steps which led to the founding of the great educational institutions of the world are known in very few instances.

Seldom was any record even made of them, their significance not being recognized when the events occurred. The author of this work, Thomas Wakefield Goodspeed, was intimately connected with the persons and events involved in the founding of the University of Chicago.“The Yerkes Observatory: A Retrospect of Twenty-five Years” The University Record IX, 1 ().

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