Lick Observatory Summer Series of Events are on for 2022! Tickets go on sale on April 13th, 2022 at Noon.
Event Information

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

June 3rd, 2022  8:30pm

Astronomy Speaker:  Dr. Raja GuhaThakurta

Lecture Information

Dr. Raja GuhaThakurta (UC Santa Cruz)

The Darkest Secrets of the Universe


Dr. GuhaThakurta is a faculty member at UC-Santa Cruz and researcher at UCO/Lick Observatory.  His research focuses on observational studies of galaxy formation and evolution with a particular interest in the Andromeda galaxy, Milky Way galaxy, and dwarf galaxies.  He leads the SPLASH (Spectroscopic and Photometric Landscape of Andromeda’s Stellar Halo) and HALO7D (Halo Assembly in LambdaCDM: Observations in 7-Dimensions) projects.

Ticket Information

Tickets can be purchased at ucsctickets.com starting April 13th, 2022 at Noon.

Join Friends of Lick Observatory (FoLO) and Get Tickets Early
If you’d like to purchase tickets as early as noon on April 6th, 2022, join our Friends of Lick Observatory (FoLO) program by March 1st, 2022. As a thank you for supporting the observatory, you’ll get special access to purchase tickets before they go on sale for the general public.

More information about tickets and pricing is available here.

Program Information

7:30 pm Doors Open Brief Telescope Visits
8:30 pm Science Talk, Lecture Hall History Talk, Great Refractor Telescope Dome
9:30 pm Science Talk (repeated), Lecture Hall Telescope Viewings
10:30 pm History Talk (repeated), Lecture Hall Telescope Viewings
1:00 am Doors Close

Gift shop is open from 7:30pm until 11:30pm.

Detailed Event Program

More general information about the event is available at Evening with the Stars.