Experience the awe and wonder of the cosmos at Yerkes Observatory on the outskirts of Lake Geneva. A history of great astronomers has navigated these Observatory grounds. Yerkes has been visited by Albert Einstein and explored by other renowned pioneers of astrophysics including Edwin Hubble, Nancy Grace Roman, and Carl Sagan. Newly renovated, Yerkes invites you to come aboard for a public tour, experience history firsthand, peek through the world’s largest refracting telescope, enter the library that fostered great minds, and discover the workshops that served as playgrounds where imaginations ran wild. Join us on our journey together in honoring our past and uncovering the secrets of the night sky.
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