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UCO/Lick Observatory is now hiring a Physical Plant Mechanic to work on Mt. Hamilton. Learn more here.
The Lick Observer Winter 2014 edition is now available online. See it here.
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UC Observatories (UCO) is a multicampus research unit that serves astronomers from all eight UC campuses.
UCO operates the Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton and the UCO technical labs at UC Santa Cruz and UCLA, and is a managing partner of the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii. UCO is also the center for the UC participation in the Thirty-Meter Telescope (TMT) project.
Update from Interim Director Claire Max on Thirty Meter Telescope protests. [Official Statement]
Hear Debra Fischer, professor at Yale, talk about exoplanet research and her support of Lick Observatory. Fischer is one of the world’s leading experts on extrasolar planets. [Astronomy Magazine]
How Claire Max Has Transformed the Capabilities of Current and Future Telescopes. Great profile piece about UC Astronomer Claire Max in Nature Magazine on her passion for astronomy, her revolutionary work in adaptive optics, and the leading role of UC astronomy in developing laser guide stars. [Nature Magazine Article]
Nearby Star First Known to Host Several super-Earths in Habitable Zone: Reanalysis of data from Keck and other observatories combined with data from ESO's HARPS has led to the discovery of the first extrasolar planetary system with potentially habitable super-earths. [Press release] [Read paper] [Images & Movies]
Lick Observatory and the Science Behind Star Trek: The History Channel interviews UC Berkeley professors Alex Filippenko and Geoff Marcy and features footage of Lick Observatory. Tune in for this exploration of the science of space travel, extrasolar planets, and warp drive. [View Star Trek Secrets of the Universe]
Lick and Keck Observatories Cited on Smithsonian's List of World's Greatest Science Labs [See List and Commentary]
Take a Visual Tour: Picture Book of UCO Facilities