Lick Observatory Gift Shop and Visitors Center

Visiting Lick Observatory

If you are planning a trip to the Observatory, be sure to check out the Travel & Visiting Information.

Gift Shop & Visitors Center Hours:

Year-Round: Thursday through Sunday, 12 noon to 5 pm

Holidays: (holidays not mentioned follow normal days/hours of operation)

Lick Observatory Souvenirs ~ proceeds go directly to support the visitor and outreach mission of the observatory!

If you are lucky enough to visit Lick Observatory in person, you can take home souvenirs of your visit from our extensive selection of Lick Observatory sweatshirts, T-shirts, mugs, and astronomical photographs as well as posters, educational toys, and other astronomy-related goodies.

Not able to visit the Observatory any time soon? You can order many of the unique Lick Observatory Gift Shop items online here! (Check back often for new items, too.)


Ordering Information

See something you like? We can mail it to you! We can take your order either by phone (408-274-5061) during Visitors Center hours (above) -- or, for faster service, by email: giftshop@ucolick.org. Please include the following information:

We will contact you with the total.


T-Shirts and Sweatshirts

The Lick Observatory Gift Shop has a variety of shirts in several colors to choose from. Several even glow in the dark!

Hoodie Full-Zip Sweatshirt
Independent Trading Co. Premium California sherpa fleece
with generous Unisex fit and quality construction for the perfect balance of warmth and style.
Offers #5 antique nickel kissing zipper
contrast interior
split stitch double-needle sewing on all seams
1x1 ribbing at cuffs and waistband
11 oz pre-laundered 65% cotton 35% polyester blend
heavy gauge flat drawcord with antique nickel eyelets
mp3 holder and eyelet in front pocket
twill neck tape
Colors: Navy Heather, Olive Heather, Charcoal Heather
Adult XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL  $49.99


Polo Shirt
with Lick Embroidery
This style is discontinued and sizes are limited as indicated:
Black (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
Royal Blue (XL, 2XL, 3XL)
Navy Blue (S, M, 2XL, 3XL)
Adult S, M, L, XL  Was $24.99 -- Now $19.99!
Adult XXL, 3XL  Was $29.99 -- Now $22.49!

36-inch Telescope T -- Glows in the Dark!
Color: Black
Adult S, M, L, XL  $21.99
Adult XXL, 3XL $24.99

Seasons T-shirt
with Lick Logo on Sleeve
Color: Natural/Organic Cotton
Ladies S, M, L  $24.99
Seasons T-shirt
with Lick Logo on Sleeve
Color: Natural
Adult S, M, L, XL, 2XL $24.99
Brightest Stars T -- Glows in the Dark!
"The brightness of a star as seen from Earth is called its MAGNITUDE"
Sirius, Canopus, Vega, Betelgeuse, Rigel, Arcturus, Alpha Centauri, Beta Centauri, Capella
with Lick Logo on Sleeve
Color: Black
Adult S, M, L, XL  $21.99
Adult XXL  $24.99
Youth S, M, L  $16.50

Heavenly Bodies T -- Glow-in-the-Dark Constellations on Front and Back!
with Lick Logo on Sleeve
Color: Black
Adult S, M, L, XL  $24.99
Adult XXL, XXXL  $26.99
Youth S, M, L  $18.99

Goldilocks Zone T-shirt
"Not too hot... Not too cold... Earth is just right!"

Locker Patch Name Drop on Back
Colors: Blue or Purple
6 mos, 12 mos, 18 mos, 24 mos, 2T, 3T, 4T
 $11.99

ABCs of Astronomy T-shirt
Color: Ash
6 mos, 12 mos, 18 mos, 24 mos, 2T, 3T, 4T
 $11.99

Discontinued Styles
 
Lick Observatory Photo T
This style is discontinued and sizes are limited as indicated:
Sage Green (Small only)
Natural (Sold Out)
Blue (Sold Out)
Adult S  $9.99

Mount Hamilton View T
This style is discontinued and sizes are limited as indicated:
Color: Natural
Adult 2XL, 3XL $9.99

 
Crew Neck Pullover Sweatshirt
with Lick Embroidery
This style is discontinued and sizes are limited as indicated:
Blue (XL, 2XL)
Green (S, XL, 2XL)
Black (2XL)
Adult S, M, XL  Was $29.99 -- Now $19.99!
Adult XXL  Was $34.99 -- Now $19.99!

Pocket T-Shirt
with Lick Embroidery
This style is discontinued and sizes are limited as indicated:
Blue (S, M, 2XL, 3XL)
Green (S, M, 2XL, 3XL)
Black (S, M, L, 2XL, 3XL)
Adult S, M, L, XL  Was $19.99 -- Now Buy-One-Get-One-Free!
Adult XXL, 3XL  Was $23.99 -- Now Buy-One-Get-One-Free!

Hats

Under the sun or under the stars, we've got just the right thing to protect your head.


Big Bear Eco Beanie
with soft fleece lining
Charcoal, Aqua, Midnight
One Size
$12.99

Flat Brim Ball Cap
Cotton Twill with FlexFit Band
Black, Dark Grey, Navy Blue
S/M or L/XL
$16.99

Curved Brim Ball Cap
Cotton Twill with FlexFit Band
Black, Grey, Navy Blue
S/M or L/XL
$16.99

Socks

Socks with stars and planets on them keep your feet warm and help you learn about the sky!

Constellation Socks
Color: Black
Adult S, M, L, XL  $9.99

Constellation Socks
Color: White
This style is discontinued and sizes are limited as indicated:
Adult XL  Was $8.99 -- Now $4.99!

Orion over Lick Socks
Color: White
This style is discontinued and sizes are limited as indicated:
Adult S, XL  Was $8.99 -- Now $4.99!

 

Celestial Socks
Color: Black
Adult S, M, L  $9.99

Celestial Socks
Color: Blue
Adult S, M, L  $9.99

Kids Constellation Socks
Colors: White with Black Heel/Toe
(Sorry, Red Discontinued)
Infant, Toddler, Child, Youth
$6.99

Kids Solar System Socks
Colors: White with Red Heel/Toe
Infant, Toddler, Child, Youth
$8.99

Gifts

Need a gift for a star-gazing friend? The Lick Observatory Gift Shop has many unusual astronomy and Lick Observatory related items to choose from.













KeyChain Blue Earth Marble
1" Globe Made Of Recycled Glass
Geographically Accurate Full Color Natural Earth Continents
With More Than 50 Rivers
Silver-Plated Finding Allows The Globe To Spin Freely
Hold The Whole World In Your Hand!
Made In The USA
$9.99

Lick Observatory Lightning Photo
Laurie Hatch Photography
Available as:
11" x 17" print $8.99
3.5" x 2.5" Magnet $4.59
4" x 9" PostCard $0.99
4" x 6" PostCard $0.69









The Great Lick Refractor (Classic)
Laurie Hatch Photography
Available as:
3.5" x 2.5" Magnet $4.59
4" x 6" PostCard $0.69




The Great Lick Refractor (Observing)
Laurie Hatch Photography
Available as:
3.5" x 2.5" Magnet $4.59
4" x 6" PostCard $0.69




The Shane 3-meter Reflector (Classic)
Laurie Hatch Photography
Available as:
3.5" x 2.5" Magnet $4.59
4" x 6" PostCard $0.69




The Shane 3-meter Reflector (with Laser)
Laurie Hatch Photography
Available as:
3.5" x 2.5" Magnet $4.59
4" x 6" PostCard $0.69




Lick Observatory Sticker
Full Moon Behind the Main Building
5 1/2" x 3 1/2" (14 x 9 cm)
$1.49 each or
2/$2.49 Mix & Match Designs/Sizes


Lick Observatory Sticker
Black & White
3 3/4" x 2 3/8" (9.5 x 6 cm)
$1.49 each or
2/$2.49 Mix & Match Designs/Sizes


Lick Observatory Sticker
Shane 3 meter Reflector
3 3/4" x 2 3/8" (9.5 x 6 cm)
$1.49 each or
2/$2.49 Mix & Match Designs/Sizes


Lick Observatory Sticker
Domes of the Shane 3-meter Reflector, Great Lick 36" Refractor, and Nickel 1-meter Reflector
5 1/2" x 3 1/2" (14 x 9 cm)
$1.49 each or
2/$2.49 Mix & Match Designs/Sizes


Lick Observatory Embroidered Patch 3"
$1.99


Lick Observatory Shane 3-meter Reflecting Telescope
Mini Magnet or Lapel Pin

9/16" wide x 3/4" tall
$3.49


Great Lick 36" Refractor Telescope Coffee Cup
Microwave/Dishwasher Safe
Cobalt Blue with Silver Print 10-oz $4.49


Large 12-oz Panoramic Photo Mug
Was $12.99 -- Now $8.99!







Plastic License Plate Frame
Was $4.99 -- Now $2.99 each or 2 for $5!


Chrome License Plate Frame
$14.99


Lick Observatory Popup Greeting Card
Snowy Scene Makes a Perfect Winter Holiday Card!
Key to the 8 Domes on Back of Card
with Envelope
8 1/4" x 5 1/4" (21 x 13.3 cm)
Laurie Hatch Photography
Was $6.99 -- Now Buy-One-Get-One-Free!


Starry Nights at Lick Observatory Greeting Card
with Envelope
Lynette Cook
6" x 4 1/4" (15.3 x 10.8 cm)
$2.99


The world's first mountain-top observatory and America's first big-science research center, Lick Observatory exemplifies astronomy's dramatic development in the past century. A dedicated Confederate naval officer and his jack-of-all-trades foreman used the bequest of a miserly California eccentric to transform an isolated mountain peak into the world's premier research observatory. Its first staff included a director from West Point and three of the outstanding astronomers of their time. Since its dedication in 1888, Lick Observatory has been the site of many of the most important discoveries in astronomy.

Eye on the Sky presents Lick Observatory from the point of view of the people who breathed life into its giant telescopes. Their community was both constant and constantly transformed, shaped by workers famous and unknown who made it their home. The authors also explain in terms anyone can understand the laboratory advances that were adapted to telescopes to make them more powerful, and the conceptual breakthroughs that discoveries at the telescope helped bring about.

The men and women who went to the top of Mount Hamilton in search of greater knowledge of the skies helped to change our conception of the universe and our place in it. They were people with personal and political lives as well as scientific careers, and their story illuminates a time and a place where foundations were laid for the discoveries of the next century.

Eye on the Sky - Lick Observatory's First Century
$34.95










This superb video takes you behind the scenes of one of the world's great observatories. The story of Lick Observatory begins more than 100 years ago when the aging James Lick, an eccentric, self-made California millionaire, decided to leave behind him the world's greatest telescope. In 1888, a dozen years after his death, Lick's dream became reality with the completion of the first permanently occupied mountaintop observatory. Lick Observatory has been at the forefront of astronomical research ever since.

Enjoy an insider's tour of Mount Hamilton's major telescopes, from the Great 36-inch Refractor, to the famous Shane 120-inch Reflector. Hear Lick's astronomers and astrophysicists talk about the Observatory's remarkable accomplishments - from early discoveries to modern day research and technology.

DVD, 28 minutes, color

Lick Observatory DVD
$9.99