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Coming Events

(Observatory is open to the public
ONLY for scheduled events).


Star Parties

Saturday, November 15

Solar Observing: 11-3
Star Party begins 6pm
Details

Friday, November 28

(Day after Thanksgiving)
Solar Observing: 11-3

Bring the family!
Details

Night Sky Classes

Tuesdays:
Sep. 23, Oct. 14, Oct. 21,
Nov. 18, Nov. 25, Dec. 16


Learn about the seasonal sky, with telescope
observing after class. Details

RFO at nightAbove: The Observatory at night. Photo by Mark Hillestad
Top right photo of Refractor Telescope by Jerry Telfer

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Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

"Team Sugarloaf" operates Sugarloaf Ridge,
including the campground.
Team Sugarloaf is a unique partnership of five nonprofit organizations that have worked tirelessly to
keep our park open.  

Partners are: Sonoma Ecology Center; United Camps, Conferences and Retreats; Valley of the Moon Natural History Association; Sonoma County Trails Council; and Valley of the Moon Observatory Association.  

With expertise in campground operations, ecological restoration, astronomy, trails management, and volunteer recruiting and training, Team Sugarloaf is creating new opportunities for Sugarloaf Ridge and its visitors.  Visit sugarloafpark.org for more information.

Come to stargaze and camp at Sugarloaf Ridge!

Rent an
Observatory
?

Yes, you can!
Treat your family, friends,
or group of up to 50 people
to a night with the stars!

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Magic Carpet Donations Needed

Can you help us replace the Observatory's worn-out carpet? We need to raise $8,000. Details are here. Thanks for your help!

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