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Coming Events

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

Star Party

Saturday, March 21

Solar Observing: 11-3
Star Party begins 9pm

Night Sky Classes

Jan. 20, Feb. 10, Mar. 17,
Apr. 14, May 12, May 19

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

Exciting News

Major progress on RFO's new telescope! This week the 40" mirror passed its star test thanks to our team members. See our Project 40 Page for more details.

Photo by Len Nelson

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


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

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


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