SFAA Tour of Lick Observatory

September 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Lick Observatory
7281 Mount Hamilton Road
Mount Hamilton, CA 95140
Free to Members
Jessica Miller

The SFAA has organized a private tour of the world renowned Lick Observatory. The tour will begin in the early evening (exact time to follow) and will last 4-6 hours.
We get to look forward to seeing the 120-inch reflecting telescope (the main research instrument used by the astronomers at Lick) and learning about the ongoing research in astronomy and astrophysics and, hopefully, weather permitting, viewing astronomical objects through the 36-inch refracting telescope. Group members may purchase photographs, posters, booklets, T-shirts, etc. at the gift shop.
Although the SFAA does not provide transportation to or from the Observatory, we do encourage carpooling. More details to follow — Sign up below for this incredible opportunity!


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  1. public says:

    In 1886, Lick Observatory begins supplying Railroad Standard Time to the Southern Pacific Railroad, and to other businesses, over telegraph lines. The signal was generated by a clock manufactured by E. Howard Co. specifically for the Observatory, and which included an electric apparatus for transmitting the time signal over telegraph lines. While most of the nation’s railroads received their time signal from the U.S. Naval Observatory time signal via Western Union ‘s telegraph lines, the Lick Observatory Time-Signal was used by railroads from the West coast all the way to Colorado.

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