With it’s incredible 40-inch refractor, Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay Wisconsin has long been on my list of “those places that I’d love to visit, but just haven’t been able to make it to yet.”
At the end of September 2009, I and Dan Lorraine, Jack Szelka, Joe Sarandrea, Jim Hendrickson, Glenn Jackson and John Briggs of The Skyscrapers Inc. amateur astronomy society of Rhode Island got the chance to not only visit Yerkes, but had the rare opportunity of a night of exclusive observing with the 40-inch.
The name of this Society shall be “Skyscrapers, Inc. (Amateur Astronomical Society of Rhode Island).” The object of this Society shall be to educate the general public and membership on matters pertaining to astronomy. It shall be an educational, nonprofit organization. This Society is incorporated as a non-business corporation under the laws of the State of Rhode Island.