Yerkes Observatory

Stars at Yerkes Observatory
Created by the Astronomy Resources Connecting Schools (ARCS)
Professional Learning Community

Meet Our Teachers
ARCS at Yerkes


The teachers of Stars at Yerkes come from a variety of teaching levels, schools, and research interests.  Click on the teachers below to learn more about their involvement in Stars at Yerkes and more.

Meet Jacqueline Barge

Walter Payton College Prep High School
Chicago, Illinois

Meet Margie Corp

Orenic Intermediate School
Plainfield, Illinois


Meet Richard DeCoster

Niles West High School
Skokie, Illinois

Meet Laura DiMartino

A. O. Marshall School
Joliet, Illinois


Meet Kathy Gustavson

Nicolet High School
Glendale, Wisconsin


Meet Kevin McCarron

Oak Park and River Forest High School
Oak Park, Illinois

Meet Peggy Piper

Lincoln-Way North High School
Frankfort, Illinois


Meet Elizabeth Ramseyer

Niles West High School
Skokie, Illinois

Meet Connie Gartner

Wisconsin School for the Deaf

Delavan, Wisconsin


Meet Kathleen Roper

Hoyleton Public School
Hoyleton, Illinois

Meet Lynne Zielinski

Glenbrook North High School
Northbrook, Illinois

Meet Sherry Shelley

Wilmington Middle School
Wilmington, Illinois


Meet Kate Meredith

Trempealeau, WI


                    Meet Ruth Juhant
                    Troy Middle School
Plainfield, Illinois


Meet Sue Raslowsky

Aux Sable Middle School
Plainfield, Illinois

Our Mission

The mission of Stars at Yerkes is to serve and inspire students and teachers by providing events, opportunities, and professional development to further advance astronomical knowledge and connect science to the stars.

Through the sharing of teacher-created resources and access to Yerkes Observatory scientists and instruments, Stars at Yerkes strives to create connections to elevate STEM education in the classroom and beyond.

The Ring Nebula - m57- taken with Stone Edge telescope

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