Meaning of Yerkes Observatory

Yer'kes Observ'atory

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  1. an astronomical observatory located in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, affiliated with the University of Chicago, and having a 40-in. (102-cm) refracting telescope, the largest refractor in the world.
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