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 rfo.simpletix.com for more information and to purchase tickets, or visit our full Calendar. All events require advance tickets.

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

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What People Are Saying

“Thanks to the entire crew of RFO volunteers for offering a viewing station and activity at the Creator Faire. Their time, know-how, and enthusiasm made the event a success! I saw so many kids and parents alike engaging with the solar scopes, learning with the hands-on planet activity, and enjoying the gorgeous day.”

Catherine Thorpe
RMCS Parent Volunteer, River Creator Faire
River Montessori Charter School, Petaluma

“The RFO volunteers were so kind and knowledgeable, and their inviting materials inspired so many children to connect with science and astronomy. I was thrilled to see them at the Creator Faire — inspiring to all!”

Kelly Griffith Mannion
Executive Director and Superintendent, RMCS

“As usual, your Zoom presentation was so well organized, timely, and informative. Your engaging enthusiasm for the topic, depth of background knowledge, interactive commentary, and facilitation of a truly open ended “Q & A” were outstanding. What a wonderful inspirational speaker to have chosen! Thank you for providing such an amazing learning experience. Your dedication to educational outreach through the RFO Speaker Series is most appreciated. Although free to us, the fortunate participants; it represents so many hours of dedicated preparation and sincere effort.”

Carolyn Watters

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