Sunday, 17 May 2009

Lick Observatory

The Lick Observatory is an astronomical observatory, owned and operated by the University of California. It is situated on the summit of Mount Hamilton, in the Diablo Range just east of San Jose, California, USA.

The biggest adventure of our trip was to get there, because the road is very narrow, very abrupt, basically you have the road and next to it the emptiness of the mountain....the abyss....my worst nightmare!!! As you know I am afraid of heights......so that was hard.

The observatory was amazing. You get to go inside and a tour guide explained to us how the telescope works. There are also tours where you get to look through the telescope at night. That is next on the list!!!

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