2021 LICK OBSERVATORY SUMMER SERIES INFORMATION
Regretfully we are unable to hold our Music of the Spheres & Evening with the Stars events in 2021 due to COVID restrictions, as the protection of our visitors and staff remains of the utmost importance to us. The uncertainty of the next several months just doesn't work for the logistics and time needed to plan and execute these large events.
In the meantime, we are excited to be working on providing the opportunity for our Public Evening Tours and Photography Nights. These events work well for smaller groups, making them much easier to safely facilitate for our visitors and staff. We are tentatively looking at dates in August and September 2021. Tickets will go on sale for these events on Wednesday, July 14th @ 12:00 PM PT.
NOTE: Our 2021 Public Evening Tours and Photography Nights are sold out.
We will continue to do our popular virtual events series. You can find all the Living Room Lectures and Ask-an-Astronomer recordings on our YouTube Channel - The University of California Observatories.
Thank you for your continued support of Lick Observatory. Take care and stay safe (and sane!).
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Lick Observatory has been at the forefront of astronomy since 1888.
Lick Observatory was founded thanks to James Lick, an eccentric California millionaire who dreamed of building a "telescope superior to and more powerful than any telescope yet made." What followed was the famous Great Refractor, a feat of engineering and the largest refracting telescope in the world when it was completed in 1888.
Today, Lick Observatory serves as an active research facility for astronomers from eight UC astronomy campuses and two national laboratories. At any given time, over 100 observers are pursuing science programs at Lick Observatory.
Lick Observatory has a mandate to communicate the knowledge and thrill of astronomy to students and to the public at large. Thirty-five thousand adults and children visit Mt. Hamilton annually. The Summer Series features lectures by renowned astronomers and permits visitors to view the cosmos directly through the 36-inch Great Refractor. The Music of the Spheres concerts soothe heart as well as mind.
NOTE: LICK OBSERVATORY'S VISITOR CENTER IS CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19 AND SCU FIRE RECOVERY EFFORTS
VISIT LICK OBSERVATORY YEAR-ROUND!
The Lick Observatory Gift Shop and Visitor Center are open year-round - Thursday through Sunday from Noon to 5pm (as well as most holidays). Admission is free. Free talks inside the dome of the 36-inch Great Refractor are given hourly starting at 12:30pm.
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