Photos and Videos

Photos

For some great photos of Lick Observatory and Mount Hamilton check out Laurie Hatch's photos, the Lick Observatory Image Gallery or the Flickr Lick Observatory Photo Pool.

Here are just a few examples from the flickr pool.

Videos

Exploding Stars, New Planets, Black Holes and the Crisis at the Lick Observatory

Dr. Alex Filippenko (University of California, Berkeley) Lick Observatory, the first mountain-top telescope facility in the world, was founded in 1888, but continues to be a vibrant research facility and an important site for student and public education.

The Cutting Edge Since 1888

Steve Vogt, Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz, shares how he got his start in astronomy and gives a tour of the Lick Observatory. The video was produced by the University of California as part of the "Onward California" series.

An Incredibly Hostile Universe

This video from the Onward California series follows Steve Vogt, UC Santa Cruz Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, into the Lick Observatory, where he has devoted years of research to find earth-like planets.

How to Discover Habitable Planets

Steve Vogt, Professor Astronomy and Astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz, describes how to discover a habitable planet.

Lick Observatory: Over 100 Years of Discovery

Lick Observatory, the first permanently occupied mountaintop observatory, has been at the forefront of astronomical research for more than 100 years.

APF Time-lapse Construction

A time-lapse movie, distilled from over 200,000 images, condensing a year's construction of a telescope dome into 3 minutes. The dome houses the 2.4-meter Automated Planet Finder telescope (APF).

A Flight Over Lick Obsevatory

A remarkable early morning FPV (First Person View) Hexacopter drone flight over Lick Observatory.

Shane Telescope Focus Change

This time-lapse video shows the Shane 3-meter Telescope at Lick Observatory being reconfigured from Coude' focus to Cassegrain focus.

Shane Telescope Instrument Change

This time-lapse video shows how an instrument change is performed at the Cassegrain focus of the Shane 3-meter Telescope at Lick Observatory.

Laser Guide Star Observations at the Shane 3-meter Telescope at Lick Observatory

A night of observations on the Shane 3-meter telescope using the laser guide star adaptive optics (LGAO) system, shown with time-lapsed motion.

Laser Guide Star Observations at the Shane 3-meter Telescope at Lick Observatory

This July 2013 video illustrates the effectiveness of the adaptive optics (AO) system on the Shane 3-meter Telescope at Lick Observatory.

Lick Moonrise November 2013

The Moon rising behind Lick Observatory.