Why am I starting a blog? For a couple reasons really, but originally I hadn’t even thought
of writing a blog until a friend set up this site for me. That pushed me over the edge to
actually doing something (and a long night at the 3m Shane Telescope gave me time to think
about this). I figure that my life on Mount Hamilton, home of Lick Observatory, might
have some interesting tidbits for others that are published nowhere else, such as little known bits of the Observatory history or the flora and fauna of Mount Hamilton.

Check out the HamCam to see what the view is like right now from Lick Observatory.