RFO Events and Activities

The Robert Ferguson Observatory (RFO) is open to the public several times a month for public star parties, classes, and events. Friendly and knowledgeable docents are available to answer your questions. Visit our full Calendar or visit rfo.simpletix.com for more information and to purchase tickets. All events require advance tickets.

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Click on an event below for more details.

Click on an event below for more details.

RFO Sky Conditions

Coming up for a visit? Click on the image below to see current sky conditions at RFO.

click on the clear sky chart to see what the current sky conditions are like at RFO.


We enjoyed the opportunity to review the universe – thank you!

Public star party visitor

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to RFO and would like to come back in the future!

Public star party visitor

The members of the TTAG team all want to thank you for welcoming us to the observatory…During the Planet Walk, one of the girls told me that she was not exposed to an astronomy curriculum in school and was absolutely fascinated to learn more about this subject. Yeh!!! By the time we headed home, all of the girls were chatty and excited about their experience.

Diane Meyers
TTAG (Tech Trek Alumnae Group)

The students and adult chaperones were raving about all the new things they learned so I am really grateful for all that you did for us to make it happen.

Joscelyn Mountain-Tuller
Eighth Grade Science Teacher
Willowside Middle School

Thank you for an AMAZING night at RFO last night – the weather, skies and viewing conditions could not have been better! The students were just thrilled to be there and I know we want to come back soon.

Aparna Venkatesan

Thank you so much for your wonderful work yesterday! Our guests were so very pleased to use your telescope, and I received a lot of excited feedback from our team who got to look at the moon and at Saturn. We appreciate you staying out late with us!

Emma Gray
Events Coordinator
Chandon Winery

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