Testimonials

Letters of Support

Politicians

7 Members of the California State Legislature urge UC President Janet Napolitano in support of Lick Observatory Download


35 Members of California’s Democratic Congressional Delegation urge UC President Janet Napolitano in support of Lick Observatory Download


A letter of congratulations to Lick Observatory from Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren. It is accompanied by a entry that is to be entered into the Congressional Record. Download

Astronomers

A letter to UC President Janet Napolitano from Astronomer Paul Butler at the Carnegie Institution for Science. Download


A letter to UC Regents and President Janet Napolitano from Research Astrophysicist Brad Cenko at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Download


A letter to President Janet Napolitano from Albert Conrad, PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy. Download


A letter to UC President Janet Napolitano from Physicist/Interferometry-Spectroscopy Explorer David Erskine at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Download


A letter of support to UC President Janet Napolitano from Yale's Professor of Astronomy Dr. Debra Fischer. Download


A letter of support for Lick Observatory from Astronomer Ori D. Fox at UC Berkeley. Download


A letter from astronomer, author and film maker Dr. Donald Goldsmith on continuing support for Lick Observatory. Download


A letter to UC President Janet Napolitano from Dr. Bob Goodrich at W.M. Keck Observatory. Download


A letter to UC President Janet Napolitano from Prof. Dr. Artie Hatzes Director, Thuringian State Observatory. Download


A letter to UC President Janet Napolitano from Steven A. Hawley Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Director of Engineering Physics, Adjunct Professor of Aerospace Engineering at University of Kansas and a (retired) NASA Astronaut. Download


A letter to UC President Janet Napolitano from Research Astronomer (retired) Robert Kibrick at UCO/Lick Observatory Download


A letter to the Regents of the University of California from UC San Diego Research Physicist Dr. Richard C. Puetter. Download


Letters to UC President Janet Napolitano and to the Regents of the University of California from Research Astronomer Dr. R. Michael Rich at UC Los Angeles. Download


A letter to UC President Janet Napolitano from Hien D. Tran at W.M. Keck Observatory. Download


A letter to UC President Janet Napolitano from Dr. Matthew Shetrone at McDonald Observatory. Download


A letter to UC President Janet Napolitano from Dr. Gregory D. Wirth at W.M. Keck Observatory. Download


Students

A letter of support by 15 graduate students from 6 UC campuses. Download


A letter from UC Berkeley undergraduate student Kyle Blanchard thanking Lick Observatory. Download


A letter to the Regents of the University of California from graduate student Lea Hirsch at UC Berkeley. Download


A letter from UC Berkeley undergraduate student Philip Lu on supporting Lick Observatory. Download


A letter from UC Berkeley undergraduate student Siddarth Paladugu on supporting Lick Observatory. Download


A letter from UC Berkeley undergraduate student Imad Pasha on supporting Lick Observatory. Download


A letter from UC Berkeley undergraduate student Malena Rice on supporting Lick Observatory. Download


A letter to the Regents of the University of California and Members of the Office of the President from graduate student Lauren Weiss at UC Berkeley. Download


A letter to UC President Janet Napolitano from graduate student Angie Wolfgang at UC Santa Cruz. Download

Comments

A quote from Winston Churchill telling his wife about a visit to Mount Hamilton in 1929 when he looked through the 36-in refractor at Saturn:

"I sit upon a ladder. The planet Saturn is about to set; but there is just time to observe him. ...... In this mood I applied myself to the eyepiece. I received the impression that some powerful electric light had been switched on by mistake in the Observatory, and was in some way reflected in the telescope. I was about to turn and ask that it might be extinguished when I realised that what I saw was Saturn himself. A perfectly modelled globe, ..., with a clear-cut lifebuoy around its middle, all glowing with serene radiance. I gazed with awe and delight upon this sublime spectacle of a world 800 million miles away."