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At the Lick Observatory graduate instruction in astronomy is offered by the Director and the Astronomers, in connection with the investigations in which they are engaged, or which may be specially assigned to the students by the Director. Graduate instruction at the Lick Observatory is restricted, as a general rule, to students qualified to be on the footing of astronomical assistants. All undergraduate instruction in astronomy and such graduate instruction as is not carried on at the Lick Observatory is conducted at Berkeley.

Applicants for admission to the Lick Observatory must first qualify before the Graduate Council as graduate students of the University. Applicants are advised to file their applications with the Recorder of the Faculties, at Berkeley, before May 1st. After admission as graduate students, their applications for admission to the Lick Observatory are referred to a standing committee of the Graduate Council, consisting of the President of the University, the Director of the Lick Observatory, the Director of the Students' Observatory, and the heads of the Departments of Mathematics and Physics.

As many graduate students as can be furnished accommodations at Mount Hamilton, without expense to the University, may pursue astronomical studies at the Lick Observatory; and in return for the accommodations they will be required to execute such computations, etc., as are assigned to them.

It is usually advantageous for students to choose their time of residence at the Lick Observatory in the period from May to December.


Graduate students enrolled in the Lick Astronomical Department of the University may become candidates for the degrees of Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy. The general conditions on which they are granted are printed elsewhere in this REGISTER.

Candidates holding fellowships in the Lick Astronomical Department are usually required to spend one term each year in graduate work at Berkeley; the place of residence being assigned by the Director of the Lick Observatory, from a consideration of the needs of the Observatory work, and of the courses of instruction available at Berkeley, after consultation with the heads of the related departments of the University. In all other cases the term of residence at Mount Hamilton and at Berkeley is determined by the proper committee for each individual candidate.


Comfortable quarters (unfurnished) are alloted to all students at the Observatory. A kitchen and dining room (partly furnished) are provided for the common use of students, who must make their own arrangements for board and service. The cost per month for each student need not exceed $30.00. Each student should bring with him the furniture of his bed, etc., and should also provide himself with the text-books which are constantly needed: Young's General Astronomy; Campbell's Practical Astronomy; Bruennow's Lehrbuch der Sphaerischen Astronomie, or Chauvenet's Spherical and Practical Astronomy, Watson's Theoretical Astronomy, Oppolzer's Bahnbestimmung, or Klinkerfues' - Buchholz's Theoretische Astronomie; standard six-, five,and four-place tables; Crelle's Rechentafeln; etc. All injuries to apparatus must be made good at the student's expense, and students are expected to provide the larger part of the chemicals used in their practice of photography.

Intending students will do well to communicate with the Director of the Observatory before filing their formal applications for admission with the Recorder of the Faculties. The Post office address is Mt. Hamilton, Santa Clara County, California.


During the year 1900-1901, the Astronomers of the Lick Observatory delivered the following lectures at Berkeley, as a part of Course 1 Modern Astronomy:

Director WILLIAM W. CAMPBELL: 1. A Determination of the Motion of the Solar System from observations made with the Mills Spectrograph. 2. The new Star in Perseus. Astronomer RICHARD H. TUCKER: 1. The Solar Parallax from Eros. 2. The positions of reference stars for Eros.


The Observatory buildings are open to visitors during office-hours every day in the year. For the present, visitors will be admitted to look through the great telescope every Saturday night between the hours of 7 and 10, and at that time only. Whenever the work of the Observatory will admit of it, other telescopes also will be placed at the disposition of visitors on Saturdays, between the same hours. The Astronomical Society of the Pacific holds its summer meetings in the library of the Lick Observatory.

Students of the University of California who visit Mount Hamilton

are requested to make themselves known, in order that the work of the Observatory may be more fully explained to them.


A special announcement concerning the facilities and the courses of instruction in the Lick Astronomical Department, at Mount Hamilton, and in the Berkeley Astronomical Department, has been published. Copies may be obtained from the Director of the Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton, California, or from the Director of the Students' Observatory, Berkeley, California.





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