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The 36 inch (91.44-cm) refracting telescope on Mt. Hamilton was Earth's largest refracting telescope during the period from when it saw first light on January 3, 1888, until the construction of Yerkes in 1897.
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Lick Observatory open to public December 26 through January 1

Lick Observatory will be closed to the public December 24 and 25, but visiting hours will be extended for the rest of the holiday period. From Monday, December 26, through Sunday, January 1, the observatory will be open every day from 12 noon to 5 p.m., with free public tours available every half hour.
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Lick Observatory will be closed to public from September 12 through October 5

Lick Observatory will be closed to the public from Monday, September 12, through Wednesday, October 5, for building maintenance. Work to be done during the closure will include painting of the exterior of the main building and repairs at the entryway to the Shane Telescope dome.
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The 36 inch (91.44-cm) refracting telescope on Mt. Hamilton was Earth's largest refracting telescope during the period from when it saw first light on January 3, 1888, until the construction of Yerkes in 1897.

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Lick Observatory celebrates 50th anniversary of Shane Telescope
For 50 years, the 3-meter Shane Telescope has helped keep Lick Observatory at the forefront of modern astronomy. It has been used by University of California astronomers for pioneering research on everything from quasars to extrasolar planets, as well as for the development of cutting-edge technologies such as adaptive optics, now used to sharpen the vision of telescopes around the world.
Lick Observatory is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Shane Telescope on Saturday, September 26.

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New white streetlights shouldn't affect Lick Observatory
How will the new white streetlights in San Jose affect Lick Observatory? I see that they can be dimmed, but did the city decide that the observatory is not as important as other issues or did officials discover that the white lights won't affect the observatory any more than the yellow lights did?

 "... Lick has made some significant discoveries, and the light issue is a significant one. "

These new street lights could affect not just Lick but also Foothill College and all astronomers, whether for scientific research or simple stargazing.

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A timelapse movie that compresses the year-long construction of a dome for a new astronomical telescope at University of California's Lick Observatory into just over 3 minutes.




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