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Thirty Meter Telescope drawing

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Lick Observatory

Summer Events

Lick Observatory thanks Halls Valley Astronomical Group for their volunteer help at Summer Visitors Programs

Friends of Lick Observatory

Support Lick Observatory with your donation; receive perks and participate in special programs. [More information]

Friends of Lick Observatory

Friends of Lick Observatory is introducing the Saturday Stars program at the Observatory's Main Building on Mt. Hamilton. These events are planned for amateur astronomers and others with a keen interest in astronomy.

Sign Up on Lick Public Event Mailing List

Read Quarterly Newsletter: The Lick Observer

Greg's Garden: Help build a garden on Mt. Hamilton in memory of Lick employee Greg Sulger. [More information]

Picture Book of UC Observatory Facilities (pdf)

Download or print Lick Observatory Informational Brochure (pdf)

Visiting Lick Observatory

Visiting Hours Labor Day-Memorial Day:

Visitor Center & Main Building
Thurs. - Sun.: 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm
Shane Telescope Gallery
Every Day: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Visiting Hours Memorial Day-Labor Day:

Visitor Center & Main Building
Every Day: 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm
Shane Telescope Gallery
Every Day: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Visitor Center & Main Building will be open
12:00 noon - 5:00 pm
Columbus Day, Oct 14

Closed on Thanksgiving (Thursday Nov 28th).

Open extra days: Monday Dec 30th, Tuesday Dec 31st, and Wednesday Jan 1st from Noon to 5pm

More Visitor & Travel Information

Directions & Maps

Lick Observatory Gift Shop Catalog

For more information, contact Lick Observatory Gift Shop at 408-274-5061 or

Inside Lick Observatory

Lick Observatory Images

Aerial photos of Mt. Hamilton

Gigapans of Lick Observatory Paul Bricmont:
Lick Observatory Vista
Santa Clara Valley from Lick Observatory
Observatory Peak from Kepler Peak
Mount Isabel from Lick Observatory

Panoramas of Lick Observatory by Don Bain, retired Director of the Geography Computing Facility at UC Berkeley

Lick Observatory Photo Portfolio by Laurie Hatch, former Mt. Hamilton resident

HamCam "Best of" Gallery
Daily images from November 2006 hosted by Flickr

Astronomical Resources

Bay Area Astronomy Links
General Astronomical Links