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Skygazing at Lick Observatory

Skygazing at Lick Observatory

With the haunting beauty of Point Lobos behind us, we headed north to the Diablo Range and Mount Hamilton, a four-thousand-foot giant overlooking Silicone Valley.  A domed structure crowns the mountain–our destination, Lick Observatory, the oldest mountaintop observatory in the world. Stargazing since 1888, the observatory is a monument to James Lick, an eccentric millionaire who wished to immortalize his … Continue reading