Lick Observatory

The Lick Observatory is an astronomical observatory, owned and operated by the University of California. It is situated on the summit of Mount Hamilton, in the Diablo Range just east of San Jose, California, USA. The observatory is managed by the University of California Observatories, with headquarters on the University of California, Santa Cruz campus, where its scientific staff moved in the mid-1960s.

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Hamilton Jeffers
... As a graduate student, he was particularly noted at the university's Lick Observatory for the quality of his cometary observations. 1924, he became an Assistant Astronomer at the Lick Observatory, where he remained until his retirement in 1961, with the exception of the period of 1941 to 1945 ... Upon retirement, Jeffers was made Astronomer Emeritus at the Lick Observatory ...
Lick Observatory - Equipment
... reflector (North (small) Dome, Main Building) the Great Lick 0.9 m (36-inch) refractor (South Dome, Main Building, Observatory Peak) the Crossley 0.9 m (36-inch) reflector (Crossley Dome, Ptolemy Peak) the Katzman ...
C. Donald Shane Telescope
... Donald Shane telescope is a 120-inch (3.0-meter) reflecting telescope located at the Lick Observatory in San Jose, California ... It is the largest and most powerful telescope at the Lick Observatory, and was the second-largest telescope in the world when it was commissioned in 1959 ... The Shane's mirror started as a 10,000-pound Corning Labs glass test blank for the Palomar Observatory's 200-inch (5-m) Hale telescope (in north San Diego County, California), but was ...

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