Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton, California — 12/May/2012

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First exploratory event in California, this Saturday, the 12th of May 2012, with the iTag Group — the Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton in California. The bloody mountain looks so far away to be honest at first glance, but we got there in under an hour — though be aware of the tight bendy road you which gets you there (well worth it though!).

The views from the top were absolutely stunning — and so was the view throughout the drive there:

And here’s the observatory itself — the dome with the original refractor telescope:

And the big bad boy telescope itself:

One of the other domes (the 120 inch telescope — only about 10 minutes walk from the main one):

And who said bikers don’t dig astronomy? 🙂 Here’s what was parked next to the observatory (awesome or what?!!):

And for those who find science boring (ahem!) there’s some more excitement around — check out this place and tell me it doesn’t look like a haunted house! 🙂 I’ve spent about half an hour staring at it and nearly convinced myself that there is movement behind those windows 🙂

Next step: check out one of the events at night time when you can actually look through the telescope!


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