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> Happy New Year! Thank you for all of your dedication and support of Lick Observatory throughout 2014. We hope 2015 will be a year filled with light for you and your loved ones.

> The Lick Observer Winter 2014 edition is now available online. See it here.

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UC Astronomy in the News

UC Santa Cruz Astronomer Claire Max Recognized for Astronomical Instrumentation

Astronomers' Cosmic Web Discovery Among Top Breakthroughs of 2014

Lick Observatory Plans Major Upgrade for Shane Telescope

India Joins the Thirty Meter Telescope Project as a Full Member

UCSC Astronomers publish findings that deepen the mystery of how globular clusters form

UCLA to lead NSF-funded map of the Milky Way’s central bulge

UCLA Astronomers Solve Puzzle about Bizarre Object at the Center of our Galaxy

UC Confirms Continued Support of Lick Observatory

Astronomers Create First 3-D Map of the 'Adolescent' Universe

Next-Generation Thirty Meter Telescope Begins Construction in Hawaii

Lick's Automated Planet Finder: First robotic telescope for planet hunters

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Featured Stories

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]

San Jose Mercury Features Lick Observatory on Front Page: Staff journalist takes a tour in honor of Lick's 125th year of pioneering explorations of the night sky. [Read article]  [Take Photo Tour]

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