The Robert Ferguson Observatory is offering a limited-ticket event called "What's Up?" on Thursday, April 19 at 8:00PM at the observatory. Come join us! You'll receive a tour of the observatory, a classroom talk about prominent objects that are viewable that night, followed by telescope observing on RFO's three large telescopes: an 8 inch refractor, a 20 inch astrophotography telescope, and a large 40 inch reflecting telescope.|
"What's Up?" offers an intimate experience at the observatory. You will have plenty of observing time at the telescopes and knowledgeable docents on hand to answer your questions.
The night's showcase? This time of year offers us an opportunity to see a host of galaxies. Some have names that you might recognize, such as the Whirlpool and Pinwheel galaxies. Other are more exotic: Sombereo, Black Eye, Hamburger and Mice. We'll see and talk about the morphology and evolution of galaxies. Along the way, our observing may bump into a few nebula and star clusters as well.
The presentation starts promptly at the time shown. Please consider your travel time before purchasing tickets.
Tickets are limited to 40 guests: $15.00 per adult and $10.00 for seniors (62+) and youth under 18.
The observatory is a 501(3)(c) institution, and all proceeds from this event go towards maintaining its many public education programs.
For more information about other upcoming events please visit our calendar.
For more information about the Robert Ferguson Observatory and its other astronomy programs, please visit rfo.org.
Robert Ferguson Observatory, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park (View)
2605 Adobe Canyon Road
Kenwood, CA 95452
|Minimum Age: 6|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|