Astronomy magazine podcast: Yerkes Observatory sale
Kyle Cudworth of Yerkes Observatory discusses the latest on the Yerkes sale with Astronomy Assistant Editor Jeremy McGovern.
October 26, 2006
Kyle Cudworth, the observatory's only fulltime researcher, poses with the observatory's 40-inch refractor.
Photo by Ernie Mastroianni
|October 26, 2006|
In June, the University of Chicago announced its intent to sell historic Yerkes Observatory to Mirbeau Corporation, a New York-based company that specializes in resorts. Mirbeau hopes to build a spa, hotel, and nearly 70 homes on the observatory grounds in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. Will the Village Board allow the plan to go forward?
Kyle Cudworth, the only full-time faculty member performing research at Yerkes, give us an update on the pending sale and programs ongoing at Yerkes.
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