WTF Atom Logo Yerkes


Jamie Bernstein 
Women Thinking Free Foundation 


Friday October 21, 2011 at 7:00 PM CDT
Sunday October 23, 2011 at 1:00 PM CDT

Add to my calendar 


McIntyre Resorts 
N 6471 Milwaukee Rd.
Delavan, WI 53115

Driving Directions 

2nd Annual Skeptics Under the Stars 

Do you love astronomy, skepticism and the outdoors? Well, now you can do all at once at the Second Annual Skeptics Under the Stars, a star party camping trip hosted by the Women Thinking Free Foundation! 

This year’s trip will include special guest Nicole Gugliucci, otherwise known as the Noisy Astronomer.

Like last year, we’ll be staying on a private lake in Delavan, Wisconsin at the beautiful McIntyre Resort and visiting the Yerkes Observatory at Lake Geneva.

McIntyre Resort:
N 6471 Milwaukee Rd.
Delavan, WI 53115


Tentative Schedule of Events (subject to change):

Friday Oct 21

Get to McIntyre Resorts at any time prior to 9pm to set up camp
9pm: Meet at Yerkes Observatory for a private tour

Sat Oct 22

Morning: Breakfast at the campground (provided by WTFF)
Afternoon: Bigfoot hunt at Bigfoot Beach State Park
Dinner: Dinner at the campground (Provided by WTFF)
Evening: Fun with the Noisy Astronomer

Sun Oct 23: Leftover breakfast and packing up the campsite


Ticket Prices:
$55 for only Saturday night     -or-
$75 for both Friday and Saturday night
Children under 10 are free!

What is included in your ticket price?

  • Camping site costs
  • Yerkes Observatory tour
  • Breakfast and dinner on Saturday
  • Getting to camp with the Women Thinking Free Foundation and Nicole Gugliucci
  • Wine, beer and other adult winter drinks (mulled wine, peppermint schnapps cider, bailey’s hot chocolate, etc)
  • Camping snacks and smores
  • Boats (seriously…there are boats we can use at our private lake!)

What do I need to bring?

  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Warm Clothes (it may be cold!)
  • Flashlights
  • Telescope (if you have one)

What happens if you don’t own one of these items?
It’s ok! Many people do not own their own tent or sleeping bag, but there are others that either are willing to share their tent or have extra camping supplies. Please use the comments portion of the facebook event to ask for any supplies you don’t own. If you’re unable or having trouble finding a tent or sleeping bag, email and we’ll help you out. No one should not be able to attend just because you don’t own the right equipment!

Need a carpool?
It’s ok if you don’t have a car. There are many people driving in from various cities like Chicago. Use the comment portion of the facebook page to ask for a ride. If you have trouble finding a ride, email and I’ll help you out.

Pets and children welcome! Last year we even had people bring a motor home. If you have any questions about what you can and cannot bring, email

Want to come, but not really into the camping thing?
McIntyre Resorts has two fully equipped cabins and a heated loft. The cabins cost $125/night and I’m not sure of the price for the loft. The cabins and loft are right where we are camping so you won’t be left out of any activities. For questions on the cabins and loft or to book them, call McIntyre Resorts at 262-728-9313 and tell them you are calling for the Women Thinking Free Foundation event. They are first come first serve.

If you have any other questions, email or message Jamie Bernstein on facebook.