Yerkes Updates

On March 7, 2018, the University of Chicago announced that it will end its activities at Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wis., by Oct. 1, 2018. We will post updates to this site as they become available.

The University welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Yerkes property. Please use the field below to share your feedback with the University.

UChicago activities at Yerkes Observatory to end in 2018

UChicago representatives speak at village meeting in Williams Bay, Wis.

At a public meeting held by the Village of Williams Bay, representatives from the University of Chicago took questions from the Village Board of Directors and heard comments from the public about the Yerkes property.

Public meeting on May 18, 2018

As part of the process to engage the community about the future of the Yerkes property, the University of Chicago will hold a public meeting at Williams Bay High School on Friday, May 18, 2018. The meeting will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Williams Bay High School is located at 500 W. Geneva St., Williams Bay, Wis.

University of Chicago Seeks Expressions of Interest in Yerkes Observatory 
Yerkes Proposal Process - PDF