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Robert Grant Aitken followed in Burnham's tracks by discovering, catologing, and studying thousands of double stars. A simple bronze plaque with the inscription "Here lies the body of James Lick" is mounted on the pier. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Keeler, completed pioneering work in the field of spectroscopy, by recording the spectra of stars and cataloging this information. The International Astronomical Union named Asteroid San Jose to honor the city's efforts toward reducing light pollution. Evidence of their numbers could be seen the next day by the litter of flash bulbs carpeting the parking lot. After the war, as American astronomy became more campus-based, Lick was one of the last major observatories to lose its autonomycoming under full university control in the mids. Also joining the staff was Edward Emerson Barnard who brought with him experience in a technique new to astronomy--photography. Location of Lick Observatory.