Tanja and Andy set up the 36" refractor for a night of viewing

Lick Observatory—July, 2018


The SETI Institute reserved the Lick Observatory for the evening of Wednesday, 2018-07-18. Stefan Rosner and his daughter and I joined Matt Tiscareno and Ross Beyer and their families and the SETI REU students on a tour of the Observatory. It was my first visit. I hadn't even ridden my bike to it!

Map of Lick Observatory

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The evening brought out the nocternal wildlife. While we were enjoying the stars, a small owl flew overhead and landed on the front door's transom. On the drive down, we saw a laden owl, and unladen owl, a bobcat, a boar (!), and several deer and domestic (or feral) cats.


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