UC Optical-Infrared Astronomy Observatories


Latest News.

UC Observatories welcomes a new Interim Director.  

On June 27th, 2014, Provost Dorr announced that Professor Claire Max will be taking over as Interim Director of UC Observatories starting on July 1, 2014. "Claire is an outstanding scientist and successful project and center manager with wide experience in UC and a strongly collaborative spirit."  She will be supported in this role by many others at UC Santa Cruz, UCOP and from throughout the UC system. Read the announcement letter (pdf)


Coming soon – information on UC observatory investments, the Lick Observatory transition, the UC Observatories Director Search and more.

In the meantime, please see the "Fact Sheet on UC-Suppported Optical and Infrared Observatories (pdf)", visit the observatory websites and/or read the reports from recent review and planning committees.