What is VMOA?

Valley of the Moon
Observatory Association

is a nonprofit organization of volunteer amateur and professional astronomers dedicated to providing educational programs about science and astronomy for students, the public, and in support of educators.

The VMOA is responsible for the construction, maintenance
and utilization of the
Robert Ferguson Observatory.

The VMOA is a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit organization.
For financial statements, write to [email protected]

The VMOA functions under the auspices of the California State Parks System, and in
cooperation with our local
state parks.



Mailing Address:
Valley of the Moon Observatory Association (VMOA)
P.O. Box 898
Glen Ellen, CA 95442



Three Ways to Donate

Your donation will go toward keeping our doors open on a day-to-day basis, paying for utilities, presentation materials, and the costs of running our programs. Thanks for your ongoing support!


eScripDo you shop at Fircrest Market, FoodMaxx, Lucky, Molsberry Market, Oliver's, or Petaluma Market? You can earn money for the observatory every time you shop! Just fill out a brief form in the store and get a community card. Visit eScrip.com, register your card, and select the Valley of the Moon Observatory Association as the non-proft to receive donations.

When you shop, present the card before your items are all rung up. That's it! If you shop online, visit eScrip.com for instructions on how to earn donations for the observatory when shopping.


AmazonSmile When you order from Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com instead of just amazon. A percentage of the sales will automatically go to VMOA's checking account.

There's a selection tool which allows you to select the non-profit of your choice. Be sure to select Valley of the Moon Observatory Association, not RFO, VMOA, or Robert Ferguson Observatory.

Direct Donation to VMOA: Every bit helps, so don't be shy! Remember that your entire donation is tax deductible!

Please use the form below. We'll use this information to keep you informed about events at the Robert Ferguson Observatory. Check the box below if it is OK for us to contact you in the future. We will not share your contact information with any other organization.

If you prefer to send your donation by mail, use the mailing address in the sidebar to your right.

Once you've completed the form, including the amount you wish to donate click the 'Confirm' button and you will get a chance to confirm the amount and then to the secure payment page where we will take your name, address, email and credit card information. When you've successfully entered payment info and submitted it, you will see a receipt page and you will get an email summarizing this transaction.


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Thank you for making a donation to the VMOA!

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