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Astronomical observatories -- California

View Resource Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton

The Lick Observatory, which was constructed just outside San Jose, California from the $700,000 bequest of James Lick in 1888, was the world's first permanently occupied mountain-top observatory. Over its long and illustrious history, the telescopes at Lick have discovered several of Jupiter's moons, a Near-Earth Astroid, and many extrasolar planets. Information of General Interest offers readers...