Lick Observatory

We had a very scenic (long, scary, windy, mountainous) drive out to Lick Observatory to start our New Year. The oldest telescope there, the Great Lick Refractor is a real beauty and is 127 years old on the 3rd of January. One of it’s first discoveries was the 5th moon of Jupiter, Amalthea. Currently the newer telescopes are focusing on locating exoplanets.

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