COVID-19 Update

With the recent good news from the CDC, RFO has updated our guidelines and will be effective beginning Saturday, May 15th, 2021.

RFO events will remain outdoors or virtual.
Tickets are required for all events. Please visit to sign up.
The mask policy has been updated:
Docents and guests who are fully vaccinated may participate in outdoor events without masks.
Those who are not fully vaccinated will be required to wear masks.
“Fully vaccinated” is defined as two weeks after the final vaccine dose.
Docents and guests will continue to observe the six-foot “social distancing” rules.
What we’re asking of our guests: If you’re not feeling well, stay home … and get better!

If you have additional questions, please email [email protected] Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at upcoming events.

RFO Events and Activities

The Robert Ferguson Observatory (RFO) is open to the public at least once a month, usually on a Saturday near the time of the New Moon. Friendly and knowledgeable docents are available to answer your questions. Select an event below for more details, or visit our full Calendar.

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Select an event above for more details, or visit our full Calendar.