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Imagine that winding road on a horse-drawn cart! Lick Observatory, late 1800's. ‪#‎tbt‬ 
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Check out this comet seeker at Lick back in 1893. Photo courtesy of Special Collections at UC Santa Cruz. #tbt #telescope #throwbackthursday
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For this week's #WildlifeWednesday, check out this master of camouflage! The Brown Creeper is one of many bird species that visitors can spot up on Mt. Hamilton, if you know how to find them! 

Thanks to UCSC Astronomy Professor Mike Bolte for this photo.
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The UC Office of the President has named UC Astronomer Claire Max as the new Director of UC Observatories, which operates Lick Observatory. Congrats, Dr. Max!

Learn more: http://bit.ly/1LtgvLZ 

Photo by Laurie Hatch.
Lick provides UC astronomers to world-leading equipment. Current Research. Lick Observatory is located on the summit of Mount Hamilton, California, roughly 20 miles east of San Jose. The Visitor Center and Gift Shop are open to the public year-round Thursday through Sunday, from 12 to 5 p.m. ...
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#moon  behind Lick Observatory. Thanks to Anh Doan for this photo! 
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Check out this beautiful ‪#‎monarch‬ at Lick Observatory! From bobcats to tarantulas, we seem to attract it all. Thanks to Joe Halay for this photo. ‪#‎wildlifewednesday‬
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Thanks to the Merced Sun-Star for a great article on the Lick Observatory Summer Series! 

More Summer Series Info can be found here: www.ucolick.org/summer
You can see the white domes of the Lick Observatory from the San Jose area. They stand atop Mount Hamilton, 4,200 feet above the Santa Clara Valley.
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Artist Russell Crotty, a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow, is using the telescopes at Lick Observatory to inspire his astronomy-themed artwork for an exhibit next year. 

Here's Russell (left) observing on the Great Refractor Telescope with Support Astronomer Paul Lynam (right).

The Andy Warhol Foundation awarded Russell a $30,000 grant to support his artist residency at the observatory. More: http://bit.ly/1hZORfY

Photo by John Weber
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Lick Observatory has been at the forefront of astronomical research since 1888. Today, it is an active research facility and a Bay Area icon for visitors.
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Since 1888, Lick has provided UC astronomers with access to world-leading optical-infrared observing equipment.

Lick Observatory is owned and operated by the University of California. It is a major site in the University of California Observatories (UCO), which is responsible for its operations.

Lick began operations in 1888 as part of the University of California. It was founded by a bequest from James Lick, real-estate entrepreneur and California's wealthiest citizen. Lick's gift of $700,000 was the largest philanthropic gift in the history of science and would amount to $1.2 billion by today's standards.

Today, Lick serves astronomers from all eight UC astronomy campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, San Diego, Irvine, and Riverside) and two national laboratories (Lawrence Berkeley Lab and Lawrence Livermore Lab). Lick users range in age from undergraduates to the most senior and eminent astronomers in the University of California. At any given time, over 100 observers are pursuing science programs at Lick.

Lick also serves as UC's chief testbed for developing new instruments and new technologies for optical astronomy. The technical facilities at UC Santa Cruz and UCLA upgrade existing instruments and develop new instruments for Lick Observatory.

Lick also has a mandate to communicate the knowledge and thrill of astronomy to students and to the public at large. Thirty-five thousand adults and children visit Mt. Hamilton annually. The Summer Visitor's program features lectures by renowned astronomers and permits visitors to view the cosmos directly through the 36-inch Great Refractor. The Music of the Spheres concerts soothe heart as well as mind. The Main Building features eye-catching, informative exhibits, and hosts teacher-training workshops for K-12 teachers.

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7281 Mt Hamilton Road, Mt Hamilton, CA, 95140