Ca lick observatory

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Fire Emergency: The list of immediate needs is growing and our priorities may need to evolve with circumstances. For at least the next four weeks CalTrans will be busy working on Mount Hamilton Road with heavy equipment removing fire damaged trees, brush, and restoring the damaged road. We look forward to inviting you back at that time. You can donate to our recovery effort here: connect. As we work on plans to get Lick back into operation we want to share its important historical significance.

Visiting Lick Observatory

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The list of immediate needs is growing and our priorities may need to evolve with circumstances. Covering the background for why she built this instrument, how the instrument works, and some of the science we hope to do with PEAS. Or watch here on the website in our Virtual Events Archive. Under general supervision from the Facilities Supervisor, incumbent operates the Mt. Hamilton Community Water Treatment System ensuring a safe drinking water supply.

'A miracle': How 132-year-old Lick Observatory was saved from one of California's largest wildfires

At the peak of the fire, Kostas Chloros watched as foot flames consumed the trees behind his home of 23 years as though they were paper. The superintendent of the year-old Lick Observatory, in the hills east of San Jose, stood with his back to its familiar white dome on the afternoon of Aug. He stumbled back to avoid the heat waves. Embers, leaves and burned twigs flew at him.
On the forefront of astronomical research since before there was even a road up Mount Hamilton the Lick Observatory is nothing short of an icon, with its foundation set firmly in Silicon Valley innovation and technological prowess. Beyond the stunning views from 4, feet above the valley, the brilliant history of how these giant telescopes were even dreamed up let along how they came to be and the mind blowing discoveries that have taken place with them, just being able to see light years away through the lens is enough to send one into orbit. Add in tours, music series, lectures by leading researchers doing cutting edge work, and other special events and you have one of the most unique and powerful experiences of the city. General Hours: Thurs-Sun: 12pm-5pm Special tours, after hour events, lectures and music concerts take place year round.