> Happy New Year! Thank you for all of your dedication and support of Lick Observatory throughout 2014. We hope 2015 will be a year filled with light for you and your loved ones.
> The Lick Observer Winter 2014 edition is now available online. See it here.
> UC is searching for a permanent Director of UC Observatories. Click here for a description of the position and application process.
> The dates for the 2015 Summer Visitors Program at Lick Observatory will soon be announced. To sign up for advanced ticket opportunities for the 2015 series, join the Friends of Lick Observatory (FOLO) program.
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How Claire Max Has Transformed the Capabilities of Current and Future Telescopes. Great profile piece about UC Astronomer Claire Max in Nature Magazine on her passion for astronomy, her revolutionary work in adaptive optics, and the leading role of UC astronomy in developing laser guide stars. [Nature Magazine Article]
Nearby Star First Known to Host Several super-Earths in Habitable Zone: Reanalysis of data from Keck and other observatories combined with data from ESO's HARPS has led to the discovery of the first extrasolar planetary system with potentially habitable super-earths. [Press release] [Read paper] [Images & Movies]
Lick Observatory and the Science Behind Star Trek: The History Channel interviews UC Berkeley professors Alex Filippenko and Geoff Marcy and features footage of Lick Observatory. Tune in for this exploration of the science of space travel, extrasolar planets, and warp drive. [View Star Trek Secrets of the Universe]
Lick and Keck Observatories Cited on Smithsonian's List of World's Greatest Science Labs [See List and Commentary]
Take a Visual Tour: Picture Book of UCO Facilities