Laurie Hatch Photography
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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
LH1917 MOUNT HAMILTON SPRING STORM
2005 March 28
A spring storm has drenched Mt. Hamilton. As clouds begin to clear, the evening sun illuminates Lick Observatory's Main Building Visitor Center. Sprouting grass and multi-hued baby tree leaves are exceptionally colorful during this unusually wet season. Home to a broad variety of plant and animal species both common and rare, Mt. Hamilton is recognized by The Nature Conservancy as an exceptionally rich and diverse biological habitat, and is one of their designated Project Zones.
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 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens
ISO Digital: 400
Exposure: 1/125 second @ f/14
Raw image file data were adjusted, optimized, and sharpened for digital output.
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