VMOA's Newsletter Focused

Your subscription includes our quarterly newsletter Focused.

Latest news about the Observatory

In-depth seasonal observing highlights and star charts

Interesting astronomy articles

...and more

Recent Issues

Winter 2018
Fall 2017
Summer 2017


What is VMOA?

We are volunteer amateur and professional astronomers organized as a nonprofit association to provide 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 functions as a nonprofit organization under the auspices of the California State Parks System, and in cooperation with our local state parks.


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As a subscriber, you are supporting public solar and night sky viewing, and providing access to telescopes and knowledgeable volunteer astronomers for school groups and others interested in learning about the universe around us.

Annual subscriptions fund the basic monthly operating expenses of the observatory, including building and equipment maintenance, utilities, and service fees to the State Park system.

Benefits: You will receive the quarterly newsletter, Focused, which includes the schedule of observatory events as well as interesting astronomy articles. Subscribers are admitted free to RFO on public viewing nights. You may also attend programs at the RFO and purchase RFO merchandise at a 10% discount.

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