From Lick Observatory at UCSC: “Help Lick Observatory raise funds for a self-guided walking tour! “

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UC Santa Cruz


As part of UC Santa Cruz’s Giving Day on May 11, we’re raising funds to install permanent signage at 12 historic locations around Lick Observatory’s telescopes and grounds as part of a self-guided, educational walking tour.

UC Observatories Lick APF
UC Observatories Lick Automated Planet Finder

The observatory is a popular site for visitors, as one of the few places in the world where historic telescopes operate alongside new telescopes that employ the latest technology. Approximately 30,000 people visit the observatory each year. Permanent signage for the walking tour will help those visitors appreciate the observatory’s telescopes, scientific achievements and prominent role in the history of UC and California.

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Thanks to Laurie Hatch Photography for the photo.

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