UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA OBSERVATORIES / LICK OBSERVATORY
|Booking, Check-in, Rooms, Meals, Flashlights, Check-out|
|Booking||All room arrangements including payment must be made in advance through Lick's Santa Cruz offices: Email email@example.com or call (831) 459-2772. Please check with Santa Cruz for current rates. We repeat: Neither reservations nor payment may be made on the mountain.|
Check in time is 4:00 pm. Your first stop will be the former dining hall to pick up your keys
and get your room assignment. Coming from San Jose, the diner will be
the first building (yellow with white trim) on your right
when you reach the top of the mountain (see map). Enter the keycode at the main entrance
below the portico on the right. Inside you will find your keys, site
maps, a telephone (mountain access only) and a bathroom.
DO NOT share the keycode with anyone, no matter how good their story. Please refer any inquiring strangers to a mountain staff member, preferably a support scientist.
Observers and other visitors staying on Mount Hamilton are
accommodated in two separate "dormitories" (actually more like modest
hotel rooms), the New and Old Dorms (see map).
After you have your room assignment and keys, you may want to find your room to make sure the key opens the door and that you have everything you need in the way of extra blankets (it can get very cold in the winter), alarm clock, and so on.
Please be advised that lodging charges are per bed, not per room.
Spare blankets are available in the closet.
A desk/table has been provided, please use it in lieu of eating or using a laptop on the additional beds.
Checkout time is 2pm.
YOU MUST BRING AND PREPARE YOUR OWN FOOD (see
Supermarkets below for grocery stores located at the base of the mountain).
We regret we can no longer offer meal service. However, we have a full kitchen for observer's use in the 3m, and have remodeled the 3m Library to be a pleasant place to eat and meet with your colleagues. A second kitchen and eating facility is available in the SW corner of the old Diner building, with entrance via the westernmost door (to the right of the main entrance, served by a disabled ramp). Both kitchens have electric stoves and ovens, microwave ovens, full-sized refrigerators, pots, pans, coffee pots, utensils, dishes, glasses, mugs, and flatware. Should you find anything essential missing or non-functional, please inform a staff member and we'll do what we can to fix the problem as quickly as possible.
Please clean up after yourself. Please wash dirty dishes, clean up all
spilled food etc. Upon departure, please
make sure all your food is disposed of (either discard it, put it on the
labeled common shelves, or take it
with you). THANK YOU!
|Flashlights and Thermoses||
Small flashlights are attached to the dorm room key rings, though not all
key chains have flashlights. You may want to bring your own flashlight.
Thermoses are available in the primary kitchen locations. It is preferred that you return them to the kitchen from which you borrowed them; otherwise you may leave thermoses in your room.
Before leaving the mountain check your room and the telescope where
you've been working to make sure you are not leaving any personal
items behind. You may return keys and thermoses to the diner.
If you leave the mountain before the scheduled end of your run, be sure to notify a member of the technical staff as well as firstname.lastname@example.org.
The listed supermarkets are in San Jose, CA, about a 45 to 50 minute drive
from the Observatory. There are other supermarkets, but these are
the major chains that are conveniently located.