Our popular Music of the Spheres concert series is held annually as part of our Summer Series. Each year we bring musicians and science speakers to the summit of Mount Hamilton for a musical and astronomical night to remember. This year marks the 42nd Annual Summer Series on Mount Hamilton.
Black Cedar Trio will be performing the evening of August 20, 2022.
Astronomy lecturer for this event is Charli Sakari.
General Admission tickets include concert seating, astronomy lecture, viewing through the Great Refractor telescope and viewing through the Nickel Telescope.
General Admission - $55.00/ticket, sales begin 4/13/2022 @ 12:00 PM PT
Preferred tickets include preferred concert seating, astronomy lecture, preferred viewing through the 36-inch Great Refractor telescope, preferred viewing through the 40-inch Nickel Telescope and 20% discount in our Gift Shop.
Preferred Guest - $95.00/ticket, sales begin 4/13/2022 @ 12:00 PM PT
VIP tickets include a private group tour of the Shane Telescope before the concert, catered buffet dinner in our historic Dining Hall, front center concert seating, astronomy lecture, priority viewing through the 36-inch Great Refractor, priority viewing through the 40-inch Nickel Telescope and 20% discount in our Gift Shop.
**YOUR VIP EXPERIENCE WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY 2.5 HOURS BEFORE THE CONCERT BEGINS**
VIP Guest - $219.00/ticket, sales begin 4/13/2022 @ 12:00 PM PT
LIMIT OF FOUR TICKETS PER CUSTOMER. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.
This event will have the following COVID-19 safety protocols, by purchasing a ticket, you agree to abide by these protocols:
1. Wearing a face mask while indoors at Lick Observatory is recommended.
2. Guests must fill out our UC Santa Cruz COVID Daily Symptom Check either online before arrival at the observatory or via a paper form upon arrival and before the start of the event. Ticket purchasers will receive information regarding this COVID-19 requirement in a separate communication prior to the event.
3. Attendees must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test within the previous 72 hours.
Events are held rain or shine. Weather may restrict telescope viewings, but other activities will still take place.
No refunds, returns or exchanges on purchased tickets, unless the event is cancelled.
Due to historic construction of telescope domes and safety concerns, neither of the telescopes are wheelchair accessible at this time. Those having difficulty navigating stairs may also find the telescopes inaccessible.
Children must be at least 12 years of age for admission to our "Music of the Spheres" events. No exceptions.
Lick Observatory reserves the right to substitute the performer and/or speaker at its sole discretion.
Travel: Please allow one hour drive from San Jose. The event typically lasts between 4 and 6 hours; prepare to drive home late in the evening. Driving directions and parking information can be found here.
Telescope Viewing: In order to view through the telescopes, guests will receive a numbered pass at the door. Guests with the lowest telescope numbers are admitted to the telescopes first - so we recommend getting to the observatory early! Doors open one hour prior to the event start time.