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Update 2021 June 29: Due to the COVID-19 situation and SCU wildfire recovery work, the 2021 Music of the Spheres series has been cancelled. Music of the Spheres tickets will not go on sale.
Tickets will be available to the general public starting at noon on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at ucsctickets.com. There is a limit of 4 tickets per customer. Tickets are expected to sell out fast.
Due to safety regulations and the nature of the event, children must be at least 12 years of age for admission and accompanied by an adult.
EARLY TICKETS: If you'd like to purchase tickets as early as Wednesday, May 6th, join our Friends of Lick Observatory (FoLO) program by March 1st, 2020. As a thank you for supporting the observatory, you'll get special access to purchase tickets one week before the general public. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
General Admission: $50
Ticket includes concert seating, astronomy lecture, view through the Great Refractor telescope, view through the Nickel Telescope and souvenir wine glass or mug.
Preferred Guest: $90
Ticket includes preferred concert seating, astronomy lecture, preferred viewing through the Great Refractor telescope, preferred viewing through the Nickel Telescope, souvenir wine glass or mug, 20% discount at the gift shop.
Ticket includes private group tour of the Shane Telescope starting 2.5 hours before the concert, catered buffet dinner in our historic Dining Hall, front center concert seating, astronomy lecture, priority viewing through the 36-inch Great Refractor, priority viewing through the 40-inch Nickel Telescope, souvenir wine glass or mug and 20% Discount at our gift shop.
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Due to the historic construction of the telescope domes and safety concerns, the 36-inch Great Refractor Telescope and the 40-inch Nickel Telescope are not wheelchair accessible at this time. Those who have difficulty navigating stairs may also find the telescopes inaccessible. Funds are being raised through the Friends of Lick Observatory to repair the elevating floor of the Lick 36-inch telescope to re-enable handicap access.
Tickets are non-refundable. Please be advised that unpredictable weather patterns may restrict telecope viewings, though lectures, concerts and other activities will still take place. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.