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UCO Lick Observatory


Main building looking south

The University of California's Lick Observatory is located in the Diablo Range east of San Jose, California. Lick Observatory has grown to keep pace with the changing demands of astronomy, and, after more than a century of operation, remains among the most productive research observatories in the world. 


We volunteer at the Lick Observatory Summer Visitors and Music of the Spheres Programs. Twelve nights in the summer the observatory welcomes visitors to come up and spend an evening of stargazing. We see that they have a memorable experience.



Ralph D. Libby

August 3, 1930 - April 21, 2007




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