Lick Observatory

The Lick Observatory is located on Mt Hamilton in the Diablo Range east of San Jose.

The observatory was funded by James Lick as part of a trust that he established shortly before his death in 1876. There is a fascinating story about the life of James Lick and the construction of the observatory.

Lick ObservatoryLick ObservatoryOther domesTelescopeMain dome36-inch refractor36-inch refractorControl panelMoving floorMoving floorUnderneath the telescopeGrave of James Lick

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Collection: WEST 2009

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