Evening with the Stars. Photo (c) Laurie Hatch.

2021 Summer Series Cancelled

Due to the complications caused by COVID safety precautions and SCU wildfire repairs to observatory infrastructure and buildings, the 2021 Music of the Spheres concert series and Evening with the Stars telescope viewing events have been cancelled.

Public Evening Tours and Photography Nights are scheduled to resume in August 2021.  Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, July 14th at noon at ucsctickets.com.

In the meantime, enjoy our virtual programs.  You can find all the Living Room Lectures & Ask-an-Astronomer recordings on our YouTube channel – The University of California Observatories.

2022 Summer Series

Music of the Spheres and Evening with the Stars events are expected to resume in June 2022, with ticket sales planned for mid-May 2022.  Join our mailing list for updated information when it becomes available.

Overview of the 40th Annual Summer Series

Experience a night to remember at Lick Observatory: Visit us for exceptional music, lectures by renowned scientists, viewings through the historical 36″ Great Refractor and the 40″ Nickel Reflector telescopes and more! Our 2022 line-up:

June XX, 8:30pm Evening with the Stars Speaker TBD
June XX, 8:30pm Music of the Spheres Musician TBD | Speaker TBD
June XX, 8:30pm Evening with the Stars Speaker TBD
June XX, 8:30pm Music of the Spheres Musician TBD | Speaker TBD
July XX, 8:30pm Evening with the Stars Speaker TBD
July XX, 8:30pm Music of the Spheres Musician TBD | Speaker TBD
July XX, 8:30pm Evening with the Stars Speaker TBD
July XX, 8:30pm Music of the Spheres Musician TBD | Speaker TBD
August XX, 8:30pm Evening with the Stars Speaker TBD
August XX, 8:30pm Music of the Spheres Musician TBD | Speaker TBD
August XX, 8:00pm Evening with the Stars Speaker TBD
August XX, 8:00pm Music of the Spheres Musician TBD | Speaker TBD

Ticket Information

Tickets for the general public will go on sale on Wednesday, May ??, 2022 at noon through ucsctickets.com. Please email tickets@ucolick.org if you have any questions.

Due to safety regulations, children must be at least 8 years of age for admission and accompanied by an adult. Due to late program hours, the programs may be difficult for children under 12.  The concert evenings (“Music of the Spheres”) are for visitors 12 and older.  All events will take place rain or shine.

Become a Friend of Lick and Get Tickets Early

As a thank you for supporting the observatory, you’ll get special access to purchase tickets for the Summer Series (not the Public Evening Tours) one week before the general public (the deadline for becoming a FoLO member and to enjoy this member benefit is March 1st, 2022 for the 2022 Summer Series). To receive updates and news from us, join our mailing list.

 

Blast from the Past

Check out this program from 1984!  Our marketing materials may have changed, but the program is still a classic.

1984 Music of the Spheres program