A look at five of the best places near the East Bay for star and moon gazing, including the first permanently occupied mountaintop observatory in the world
Astronomers at the Lick Observatory atop Mount Hamilton have discovered three planets described as “supersized Earths” orbiting a star 54 light years away.
Google has donated $1 million to a 125-year-old Lick Observatory atop Mount Hamilton that has been in need of financial support.
Rohan Dennis of Australia surged within the final 300 yards to claim the hot and mountainous third stage and reduced Bradley Wiggins’ race lead Tuesday in the Tour of California.
The Amgen Tour of California bike race comes to San Jose Tuesday morning for what is expected to be the most difficult leg of the race on one of the hottest days so far.
Scientists at Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton hope to save the 125-year-old facility, after the University of California announced it plans to eliminate all of the observatory’s operating revenue.
Overnight precipitation dropped snow levels in the Sierra Foothills and even left a hint of snow on Mount Hamilton in the South Bay.
Fire crews have controlled a grass fire on Mount Hamilton east of San Jose that was sparked by a suspected arson fire set inside one of two stolen cars found near Grant Ranch County Park.
Rain and a dusting of snow have been forecast throughout the region overnight, beginning in the North Bay and drifting across the region into Saturday morning.
In the Bay Area, Tom Stienstra lists the top five mountain tops that show you why our region is the best of any metro area…