Program includes a concert, astronomy lecture, and (weather permitting) viewing through the historic 35-inch Great Lick Refractor and the 40-inch Nickel Reflector telescopes. Knowledgeable local amateur astronomer provide additional telescopes and informal astronomy discussions.
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Geoff Marcy will be giving a lecture entitled "One Small Step: Other Earths & Intelligent Life in the Universe".
Lick Observatory is located at:
7281 Mt Hamilton Rd
Mt Hamilton, CA 95140
Please allow about one hour to drive from San Jose.
Doors open 1 hour prior to the event start time.
Order Tickets: Online at SantaCruzTickets.com, by phone at the UCSC Ticket Office (831)459-2159 or at the Santa Cruz Civic Box Office (831)420-5260.
TICKET PRICES are as follows (including service charge):
General - $44.50
Preferred - $95.50
Includes: Preferred seating at concert on either side of stage, astronomy talk, preferential viewing through the telescopes, commemorative wineglass or coffee cup, 20% discount in our gift shop
VIP - $156.50
Includes: Private group tour of 3-meter reflecting telescope 2.5 hours before concert, catered buffet with wine & other beverages, front/center seating at concert, astronomy talk, preferential viewing through the telescopes, commemorative wineglass or coffee cup, 20% discount in our gift shop
Groups 20+ - $39.50