Lick Observatory – Music under the Stars

The Lick Observatory is comprized of the main observatory building with telescope and the nearby Shane Dome.  In the main Observatory building, visitors can enjoy looking at at the Great Lick Refractor in the 36-inch telescope dome.  While in the Shane Dome you can view the 120-inch Reflector from the Visitors’ Gallery.

There are two special programs offered during the summer:

  • Summer Visitors Program (SVP) where the public is invited to observe through both the 36-inch Great Lick Refractor and Nickel 40-inch Reflecting Telescope. Each evening also features two speakers, who present programs even if clouds or fog prohibit viewing.
  • Music of the Spheres Summer Concert Series which includes a talk by an astromer, a concert and viewing through the refractor and reflecting telescopes.

Tickets for the summer programs must be purchased in advance and sell out quickly.  I would suggest submitting your name for the observatory’s email blast. Visiting the observatory is a great way to spend the day.

Music in the stars

Summer visitor program

General visitor informtion


Originally Posted on: 3/20/2009
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