This letter is to confirm an evening field trip to the Lick Observatory at Mt. Hamilton on Friday, February 07, 2003, for your graduate seminar on telescope design. You may bring up to 40 students, and we ask that you have a minimum of 15.
The Director has approved your request as an exception to policy, as we do not encourage evening field trips during the winter season. We need to advise you that Lick Observatory personnel reserve the right to cancel your tour if weather or road conditions are deemed to make the visit unsafe.
Your host for the evening will be Rem Stone. Please coordinate your arrival time with Rem. Please let your group know that they can look forward to seeing the 120-inch reflecting telescope (the main research instrument used by the astronomers at Lick) and learning about the ongoing research in astronomy and astrophysics and, hopefully, weather permitting, viewing astronomical objects through the 36-inch refracting telescope. Also, your students may purchase photographs, posters, booklets, T-shirts, etc. at the giftshop.
If you have any questions, you may contact Rem. He can be reached at 831-459-5933/5938 (office) or at home at 408-274-1809.
Thanks and enjoy your evening.