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Music of the Spheres at Lick Observatory

Lick Observatory
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Our "Music of the Spheres" concert series is held annually as part of our Summer Series. Each year we bring world musicians to the summit of Mount Hamilton for a musical night to remember.

Activities include:

A concert (approx. 1 hour)
Astronomy talk by world-renowned scientists
Viewing through the historic 36-inch Great Lick Refractor telescope
Viewing through the 40-inch Nickel Reflector telescope
Astronomy discussions with amateur astronomers with small telescopes

Please note: Weather may restrict telescope viewings, but other activities will still take place.

Due to safety regulations and the nature of the event, children must be at least 12 years of age for admission and accompanied by an adult.

Ticket Packages:

General Admission: $45.00
Ticket includes concert seating, astronomy lecture, view through the Great Refractor telescope, view through the Nickel Telescope and souvenir wine glass or mug.

Preferred Guest: $90.00
Ticket includes preferred concert seating, astronomy lecture, preferred viewing through the Great Refractor telescope, preferred viewing through the Nickel Telescope, souvenir wine glass or mug, 20% discount at the gift shop.

VIP: $199.00
Ticket includes private group tour of the Shane Telescope before the concert, catered buffet dinner with wine in our historic Dining Hall, front center concert seating, astronomy lecture, priority viewing through the 36-inch Great Refractor, priority viewing through the 40-inch Nickel Telescope, souvenir wine glass or mug and 20% Discount at our gift shop.

Tickets are sold through the UCSC Ticketing Website. Tickets are available for the general public starting Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at noon. Tickets are available for FoLO members starting Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at noon (you have to be a FoLO member by April 1st to enjoy this membership benefit this year).