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Lick Observatory and the best show in the Bay Area

Lick_Observatory
Lick Observatory atop Mt. Hamilton east of San Jose

I was going to suggest driving up to Lick Observatory to watch the Perseids meteor shower, but I saw they’re not doing anything special for the event, and then realized it’s best to just go to your nearest unclouded mountain for a good view. But this brought up the subject of a post I’ve wanted to do for a while: The Lick Observatory. If you don’t know, Lick Observatory is pretty significant in the world of astronomy, starting with this fact: world’s first permanently occupied mountain-top observatory. Continue reading Lick Observatory and the best show in the Bay Area

4 Things to do this weekend (Aug. 11-12)

Outside Lands
This is kind of the granddaddy of music events for the Bay Area, with an amazing lineup that just doesn’t stop. I mean, I can’t even begin to list them…  Stevie Wonder!? Are you kidding me!? Neil Young AND Crazy Horse!? Beck, the Foo Fighters, Antibalas, Sigur Ros, The Walkmen, Jack White, Bloc Party. I mean the B-team is all-star good. But if you don’t have a ticket, oh well, start planning for next year. Continue reading 4 Things to do this weekend (Aug. 11-12)