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Filming & Photography

We're happy to assist with your visit to Lick Observatory for filming and photography purposes.

Taking photos or video for commercial purposes, including for stock images, advertising and merchandise, is prohibited without prior permission from Lick Observatory. We consider each location filming or photography request on a case-by-case basis, and may charge fees for commercial location shooting. Nighttime photography and filming are only allowed with permission and staff support. Due to University of California regulations, filming requests must be submitted at least two weeks in advance, and permits may be required.

Image Use

We grant the use of images on a case-by-case basis for textbooks, educational matertials, and publications. A fee may be required for commercial use.

Please send all media requests to: