Music of the Spheres Concert Series

Lick 36-inch Refractor

Music of the Spheres Concert #1:

Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 8:30 pm
Performers: TBD
Speakers: TBD
Talk: TBD

Music of the Spheres Concert #2:

Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 8:30 pm
Performers: TBD
Speakers: TBD
Talk: TBD
 

Music of the Spheres Concert #3:

Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 8:30 pm
Performers: TBD
Speakers: TBD
Talk: TBD
 

Music of the Spheres Concert #4:

Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 8:30 pm
Performers: TBD
Speakers: TBD
Talk: TBD
 

Music of the Spheres Concert #5:

Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 8:00 pm
Performers: TBD
Speakers: TBD
Talk: TBD
 
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Summer Concert Series

Our Music of the Spheres Concert series is held annually in the summer. Join us and observe through the Great Lick Refractor and the Nickel Reflector.

You might also want to attend Lick's Summer Visitors Program.

Tickets will go on sale for FOLO Members and the General Public in April of 2015.

  • Ticket prices are as follows (plus service fee):
    • General - $40
    • Preferred - $90.00
    • VIP - $150.00
    • Groups 20+ - $35.00
  • Tickets are nonrefundable
  • Tickets go off sale at 12pm on the day of the event.
  • Any remaining tickets can be purchased at the door.

Stay tuned for the Music of Spheres 2015 Dates.

VIP Tickets:

  • Private group tour of the Shane 3-m reflecting telescope 2.5 hours before the concert.
  • Catered light buffet dinner with wine and other beverages.
  • Front/center seating at concert.
  • Astronomy lecture.
  • Priority viewing through the historic Lick 36-inch and Nickel 40-inch telescopes.
  • Commemorative wine glass or coffee cup.
  • 20% discount in our gift shop.

Preferred Tickets:

  • Preferred seating at concert on either side of stage.
  • Astronomy lecture.
  • Preferential viewing through the historic Lick 36-inch and Nickel 40-inch telescopes.
  • Commemorative wine glass or coffee cup.
  • 20% discount in our gift shop.

General Tickets:

  • Open seating on either side of the stage.
  • Astronomy lecture.
  • Viewing through the historic Lick 36-inch and Nickel 40-inch telescopes.
  • Commemorative wine glass or coffee cup.

Program Highlights

Programs include concert, a talk by a University of California astronomer about current research, and (weather permitting) viewing through the historic Great Lick Refractor and the Nickel 40-inch telescope. Knowledgeable local amateur astronomers outside the buildings provide additional telescopes and informal astronomy discussions. Concert image courtesy Jeremy Zawodny.

Jazz Trio In Concert

Please note: We regret that due to the historic construction of the telescope domes and safety concerns, neither the Lick 36-inch refracting nor the Nickel 40-inch reflecting telescopes are wheelchair accessible at this time. Those who have difficulty navigating stairs may also find the telescopes inaccessible. Funds are being raised through the Friends of Lick Observatory to repair the elevating floor of the Lick 36-inch telescope to re-enable handicap access.

Please note: Due to safety regulations, children must be at least 8 years of age for admission. No exceptions. Due to late hours the program may be difficult for children under 12.

Friends of Lick Observatory: Support Lick Observatory with your donation; receive perks and participate in special programs. One of the many advantages of being a Friend of Lick Observatory is receiving early notification of the ticket sales, as they sell out quickly. [More information]

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