Celebrating the 150th Birthday Anniversary of George Ellery Hale

  • StarLight Festival at Yerkes Observatory May 26th and 27th, 2018

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of George Ellery Hale with an Astro-STEM festival for the entire family on May 26 & 27 2018

  • Meet and Hear World-Renowned Scientists and Astronomers

    StarLight Festival's growing list of scientists, astronomers, and explorers include JPL's Dr. Linda Spilker of the Cassini Mission to Saturn and SETI's Seth Shostak...

  • STEM Activities for the Entire Family

    Exhibitors will be showing the latests in telescopes, microscopes, rockets, and other science-related gear, with hands-on STEM activities that you and your family can learn from and enjoy. 

  • Art, Music, and Prizes

    StarLight Festival is a celebration of astronomy and science, and is also expressed through artists. Meet artist Carlos Hernandez and experience his amazing space art while listening to live music.

Yerkes Celebrates

Buy FREE REGISTRATION for StarLight Festival 2018 at Yerkes Observatory


Buy May 26th Inside Daytime Tour of Yerkes Observatory during Starlight Festival 2018


Buy May 27th Inside Daytime Tour of Yerkes Observatory during Starlight Festival 2018


Spilker to Speak at StarLight Festival

A bold mission to Saturn that lasted nearly twenty years had hundreds of scientists collecting hundreds of gigabytes of data was directed by JPL's Dr. Linda J. Spilker for the entire team's scientific investigations. Now with the mission over, Spilker will reveal to us new findings of this amazing exploration of the Ringed Planet and our search for life beyond Earth!

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