Lick Observatory

Lick Observatory is located on 4200' Mt. Hamilton in the Diablo Range, east of San Jose, California. Largest among its nine research-grade telescopes is the Shane 3-meter Reflector, active since 1959. The 3-meter is in operation every clear night of the year, used by many different astronomers from within the UC system for a variety of projects ranging from observations of our solar system to distant galaxies. More information about the observatory, science and education programs can be found at our website. If you like these lectures, please support our Public Outreach and Education by donating to the Observatory or by becoming a member of the Friends of Lick Observatory. See more