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Kelsey Clubb

Kelsey is a research assistant in the Department of Astronomy at UC Berkeley. Using telescopes at the Lick and Keck Observatories, she acquires, reduces, and analyzes observations of supernovae and stars with exoplanets with professors Alex Filippenko and Geoff Marcy. More about Kelsey and her research can be found at:


Kelsey Clubb, UC Berkeley research assistant

Elinor Gates

Elinor is a staff astronomer at Lick Observatory specializing in laser guide star adaptive optics and near infrared camera instrumentation and observations. She received her Ph.D. in Physics/Astronomy from the University of New Mexico in 1998. Her current research interests are studying quasars and their host galaxies.

Elinor Gates, UCO/Lick Observatory staff astronomer

Paul Lynam

Paul is a staff astronomer at Lick Observatory. An amateur astronomer since childhood, after UK-based undergraduate studies, master's research and a Ph.D. in astrophysics (2000), he spent three years at the Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE, Germany). Having attended research observatories worldwide, he then joined the European Southern Observatory (ESO, Germany) and two years later, relocated to Chile, supporting operations of the Very Large Telescope (VLT). He continued as a VLT operations astronomer until late 2010. His research includes giant galaxies, clusters of galaxies, large-scale structure and "cosmic flows."

Paul Lynam, UCO/Lick Observatory staff astronomer

Patrick Maloney

Pat Maloney has been actively involved with Astronomy since he ground an 8” mirror and built his first telescope as a high school freshman. He has operated telescopes for public viewing programs at various colleges and universities. He currently teaches astronomy labs at Santa Clara University. For many years, Pat has also operated the 36” and 40” telescopes for Lick Observatory’s summer evening programs.

Patrick Maloney, UCO/Lick Observatory staff