Giving to UC Observatories

For 127 years, UC Observatories has defined the cutting edge of astronomical research, technology development, and public education. Our paramount goal is to continue these pursuits for decades to come with Lick Observatory, Keck Obseratory and the Thirty Meter Telescope, scheduled for first light in 2024.

You can make a difference!

Make a Tax-Deductible Gift

Gifts of all sizes are appreciated. All gifts to Lick Observatory are processed through the UC Santa Cruz Foundation.

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If you would prefer to send a check, please mail it to:

UC Observatories
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95065

Checks should be made out to the UC Santa Cruz Foundation with UC Observatories written in the memo line or on another sheet of paper. Please note that the UC Observatories (which includes Lick Observatory) is headquartered at UC Santa Cruz and operate on behalf of the entire University of California system.

If you would like to speak with someone in more detail about the specific needs of UC Observatories, please contact Rebecca Zeilon, Sr. Director of Development at 831-459-4240 or