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The Observatory is more than 20 miles from downtown San Jose along Mt. Hamilton Road at an elevation of 4200 feet. An astronomy center on Mount Hamilton featuring powerful telescopes, exhibits and valley views. Lick Observatory features the famous 36 inch Lick Refractor, built during the golden age of refractor telescopes.  One of the largest refractors ever built.

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