Music of the Spheres Concert Series

Lick 36-inch Refractor

Music of the Spheres Concert #1:
Dave Rocha Trio

Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 8:30 pm
Speaker: Sandra Faber - University of California at Santa Cruz
Talk: "The Thirty-Meter Telescope: California's Flagship Telescope for the 21st Century"

Music of the Spheres Concert #2:
Ancient Future

Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 8:30 pm
Speaker: Geoff Marcy - University of California at Berkeley
Talk: "One Small Step: Other Earths and Intelligent Life in the Universe"

Music of the Spheres Concert #3:
Golden Bough

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 8:30 pm
Speaker: Alex Filippenko - University of California at Berkeley
Talk: "Frontiers of Astronomy, and the Crisis at Lick Observatory"

Music of the Spheres Concert #4:
Daniel Roest

Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 8:00 pm
Speaker: Chris Fassnacht - University of California at Davis
Talk: "Measuring the Universe with Gravitational Lenses"
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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 on sale for FOLO Members Tuesday 4/1 @12pm and for the General Public Tuesday 4/15 @12pm

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Music of Spheres Dates

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.

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