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RFO Night Sky Classes, Fall Season Pass, September 23-November 25, 2019
Robert Ferguson Observatory, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Kenwood, CA
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Night Sky Classes are offered in three seasonal series (six classes each) and are designed for everyone from total beginners to experienced amateur observers. Persons who take all three Night Sky series (18 classes in all) will learn the entire sky seen from our northern latitude. Whether you want to learn the constellations or have a telescope and want to expand your knowledge of deep sky objects, the solar system and beyond, these classes have something for you.

Tickets may be purchased for individual classes or for the six class Fall Season.

Program information:

The presentations last approximately 90 minutes. A few constellations are introduced in each class: their myths, history and interesting stars. We also cover deep sky objects within those constellations, such as the beautiful nebulae and clusters that never cease to awe and amaze. A detailed list of topics for each class is listed below. After class (sky conditions permitting), we go outside and locate the constellations presented. Then we move to the Observatory's telescopes to view the individual objects until 10:30 pm, or later.

The observatory is a 501(3)(c) institution, and all proceeds from this event go towards maintaining its many public education programs.

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The presentations starts promptly at the time shown: please consider your travel time before purchasing tickets (below).  Refunds allowed up to 24 hours before the start of the event.

Fall Night Sky Class Schedule:

Sept 23, 7:00 pm, Class #1: Asterisms and Constellations, Stars, Deep Sky Objects, Sky Charts, The Great Square of Pegasus. Constellations: Pegasus, Aquarius, Piscis Austrinus.

Sept 30, 7:00 pm, Class #2: Sky Motion and the Seasonal Skies, Celestial Poles and Celestial Equator, The Ecliptic and the Zodiac. Constellations: Andromeda, Cepheus, Cassiopeia.

Oct 21, 7:00 pm, Class #3: Obliquity of the Ecliptic, Equinoxes and Solstices, Precession and Epochs. Constellations: Aries, Triangulum, Lacerta.

Oct 28, 7:00 pm, Class #4: Galaxies, Spiral Structure and Star Formation, Galaxy Clusters and Super-Clusters, Constellations: Perseus, Pisces, Cetus.

Nov 18, 7:00 pm, Class #5: The Solar System, the "Winter Hexagon". Constellations: Auriga, Camelopardalis, Taurus.

Nov 25, 7:00 pm, Class #6: The Moon and Eclipses, Constellations: Orion, Lepus, Eridanus.

Individual Classes are $23 each. For single class tickets, follow this link: Fall Season Individual Classes

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Sep 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Admission Level Price Remaining Quantity
General $75.00 ($78.62 w/service fee) 9
Fall Season Pass, all six classes  
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Robert Ferguson Observatory, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park (View)
2605 Adobe Canyon Road
Kenwood, CA 95452
United States



Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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