Have you ever wondered what's out there beyond the Earth? Do you want to look through a professional-level telescope and really understand what you see? The Robert Ferguson Observatory's Introduction to Astronomy will give you the basic knowledge you need to begin your journey into understanding our incredible universe.|
This four-part series introduces you to the fundamentals of astronomy, recent discoveries about our solar system, the evolution of stars, and the origin and future of our Universe. Each class lasts about an hour and is geared towards the layperson. After class, you can peer into the depths of space using the observatory's three large telescopes, guaranteed to be a unique and enriching experience.
We invite you to join RFO and its volunteers as we embark on this new series.
Introduction to Astronomy: Part 1, Fundamentals
How do astronomers study objects out in space? How can one navigate the night sky using a star chart? What are the different types of telescopes? This first session will start with the fundamentals, including celestial coordinate systems, how astronomers measure distance, and what can be learned from the light that reaches our telescopes.
The presentation starts promptly at the time shown. Please consider your travel time before purchasing tickets.
Tickets are limited to 30 guests: $20.00 per adult and $15.00 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: 13|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|