2023 Summer Series
Music of the Spheres and Evening with the Stars events are continuing in 2023. Tickets will go on sale at Noon May 8th, 2023 at Eventbrite. Join our mailing list for event news and updates. In 2023 we are also hosting Public Evening Tours and Photography Nights, for more opportunities to experience the Observatory at night.
Overview of the 43rd 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 2023 line-up*:
|June 9th, 8:30pm||Evening with the Stars||Dr. Jonathan Fortney (UC Santa Cruz)|
|June 10th, 8:30pm||Music of the Spheres||Folias Duo
Dr. Daniel Cotton (MIRA)
|June 23rd, 8:30pm||Evening with the Stars||Dr. Jessica Sutter (UC San Diego)|
|June 24th, 8:30pm||Music of the Spheres||White Album Ensemble Chamber Orchestra
Dr. Agnès Ferté (KIPAC, SLAC)
|July 7th, 8:30pm||Evening with the Stars||Cyndia Yu (Stanford U)|
|July 8th, 8:30pm||Music of the Spheres||Dave Rocha Jazz
Dr. Elinor Gates (Lick Observatory)
|July 21st, 8:30pm||Evening with the Stars||Howard Isaacson (UC Berkeley)|
|July 22nd, 8:30pm||Music of the Spheres||Highland Way
Dr. Tucker Jones (UC Davis)
|August 11th, 8:00pm||Evening with the Stars||Dr. Andy Skemer (UC Santa Cruz)|
|August 12th, 8:00pm||Music of the Spheres||The Quitters
Dr. Anna Nierenberg (UC Merced)
|August 25th, 8:00pm||Evening with the Stars||Dr. Bruce Macintosh (UC Observatories)|
|August 26th, 8:00pm||Music of the Spheres||Melody of China
Dr. Claire Poppett (UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory)
*We reserve the right to change Performer or Speakers due to last minute schedule changes, illness (COVID or otherwise), etc.
Due to safety regulations in the telescope domes, 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
The deadline for becoming a FoLO member to enjoy this member benefit is March 1st, 2023 for the 2023 Summer Series. As a thank you for supporting the observatory, members get special access to purchase tickets for the Summer Series one week before the general public. 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.