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Coming Events

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


Star Party

Saturday, July 22

Solar: 11am-3pm
Star Party begins 8 pm

Details

Focus Night

Wednesday, July 19

FOCUS ON SATURN
Limited Attendance
Reservation Required Details

What's Up?

Thursday, July 27

A stargazing event limited to 40 participants, allowing you more time at the telescopes.
Tickets available here.

Give us your Feedback!

Fill out our Star Party Visitor Survey
and enter to win a
Private Event for your group!

Night Sky Classes

SUMMER SERIES
Mondays:

May 22, Jun. 19, Jun. 26,
Jul. 17, Jul. 24, Aug. 14


Learn about the seasonal sky, with telescope
observing after class. Details
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Want to help us keep our doors open?

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RFO at night

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


 

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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Sugarloaf Ridge
State Park

"Team Sugarloaf" operates Sugarloaf Ridge,
including the campground. Five nonprofit organizations formed a unique partnership that has 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!