Laurie Hatch Photography
Size: 2.5" x 3.5" (6.35 x 8.90 cm)
This magnet features a glossy weather resistant protective covering, rubber magnet, plastic backing, and high quality color printing. It is made and sourced in the USA using at least 60% recycledAmerican steel, and is 100% recyclable.
MOUNT HAMILTON SUMMIT
LH0004 SNOW VISTA
2001 February 11
Over 30 inches of ice-crusted snow coat the landscape like thick sugar frosting, a confectioner’s fantasy. The Shane 120” dome glistens in late afternoon sunlight as storm clouds diffuse. Some snow is expected during cooler months, but this abundance is rare. The Carnegie Astrograph dome is camouflaged on the right by snow-laden trees; a silver water tank is partially visible behind. In the foreground, one might imagine peppermint sticks and gumdrops embellishing the snow-clad employee residence. View is from the Main Building looking east.
A VIEW FROM LICK OBSERVATORY
Lick Observatory crowns the 4200-foot summit of Mt. Hamilton above central California’s Silicon Valley. This research station serves astronomers from University of California campuses and their collaborators worldwide. Eccentric Bay Area businessman and philanthropist James Lick funded construction in the 1880’s, envisioning the Observatory as a premier astronomical facility, and also as his memorial and final resting place. Lick is entombed in the base of the Lick 36” Refractor, the most powerful telescope on the planet when built. It remains the world’s second largest refractor. The mountaintop is populated by ten telescopes which are supported by resident staff and by headquarters at UC Santa Cruz. Acclaimed for academic excellence, technical expertise, and superior instrumentation, Lick Observatory probes the expanding frontiers of space.
Nikkor 70-210mm f/4.5 zoom lens
Kodak Supra 100 Color Negative film, scanned-digitized
Tango Drum Scan
Raw image file data were adjusted, optimized, and sharpened for digital output.
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The photographer extends sincere gratitude to University of California Observatories astronomers and staff for their generous and invaluable assistance in producing this photograph.
Lick Observatory, 7281 Mount Hamilton Road, Mount Hamilton, CA 95140
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