Lick Observatory

  1. the astronomical observatory of the University of California, situated on Mount Hamilton, near San Jose, California, and having a 120-inch (3-meter) reflecting telescope and a 36-inch (91-centimeter) refracting telescope.

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How to use Lick Observatory in a sentence

  • They are there stated to be given on the authority of "Barnard's many measures at the Lick Observatory."

    Astronomy of To-day | Cecil G. Dolmage
  • A few years ago Mr. Schaeberle, of the Lick Observatory, came to the very opposite conclusion.

    The Story of the Heavens | Robert Stawell Ball
  • After that no human eye saw it until 1896, when it was rediscovered at the Lick Observatory.

    Pleasures of the telescope | Garrett Serviss
  • He was called to the directorship of the great Lick Observatory in 1898.

  • It was discovered by Nicholson at the Lick Observatory in 1914.

    Astronomy | David Todd