The main observatory building and the South (large) Dome, home of the 91-centimeter (36-inch) James Lick telescope
|Location||San Jose, California, USA|
|Altitude||1,283 m (4,209 ft)|
|Weather||300 clear nights/year|
The Lick Observatory is an astronomical observatory. It is owned and operated by the University of California. It is on Mount Hamilton, in the Diablo Range just east of San Jose, California, USA. The observatory is managed by the University of California Observatories. Its headquarters is on the campus of University of California, Santa Cruz.
Significant discoveries[change | change source]
The following astronomical objects were discovered at Lick Observatory:[source?]
- Several moons of Jupiter
- Near-Earth asteroid (29075) 1950 DA
- Several extrasolar planets
References[change | change source]
- Campbell, William Wallace (1902). "The Lick Observatory And Its Problems". Overland Monthly, and Out West Magazine XL (3): 321–. http://books.google.com/?id=1gYNAQAAIAAJ&pg=RA3-PA321. Retrieved 2009-08-15.
- Vasilevskis, S. and Osterbrock, D. E. (1989) "Charles Donald Shane" Biographical Memoirs, Volume 58 pp. 489–512, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, ISBN 0-309-03938-X
Further reading[change | change source]
- Holden, Edward Singleton (1888). Hand-book of the Lick Observatory of the University of California. http://www.archive.org/details/handbookoflickob00holdrich.
- "Lick Observatory Edition". Mining and Scientific Press. June 23, 1888. http://archive.org/details/miningscien56unse.
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