A few tickets are left for "Search for Life on Other Planets with Update from Mars Curiosity Rover." Dr. Christopher Mckay, a NASA astrophysicist charged with planning the human exploration of Mars, will deliver the 2013 Halliday lecture Thursday, May 23, 7:00pm, at the Rio Theatre. Tickets $3. Sponsored by UCO and UCSC Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics.
UCO Portfolio Review Group Reports Now Available:
The University of California has engaged a Portfolio Review Group to review and advise on systemwide research funding. In response, UCO has represented itself with two reports, one on Keck Observatory and one on UCO itself. These reports and related materials show the full scope of the mission and work of UCO.
[View Reports and Relevant Supplementary Documents]
Take a Visual Tour: Picture Book of UCO Facilities
The University of California Observatories (UCO) is a University of California Multicampus Research Unit with headquarters at the Santa Cruz campus. Learn more about UC Observatories.
Lick and Keck Observatories Cited on Smithsonian's List of World's Greatest Science Labs [See List and Commentary]
Lick Observatory's 2013 Summer Visitor Program Celebrates the Great Lick Refractor's 125th Anniversary! The public is invited to observe through the Great Refractor and the Nickel Reflecting Telescope at the Friday Night Visitors Program (FNVP) and the Music of the Spheres concert series (MOS). Tickets on sale now!
President Obama presented UCO Director Sandra Faber with the National Medal of Science, one of the highest honors bestowed by the US Government. The National Medal of Science honors individuals "deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to knowledge in [...] the sciences." [View Ceremony Video or Transcript] [View Ceremony Images] [Read Press Release]