2022 Striking Sparks Winners

Sonoma Index Tribune

April 6, 2022 – Three Sonoma Students Honored by Astronomy Program

2022 Striking Sparks Winners

The Community Voice

April 15, 2022 – Five Students Awarded Telescopes at the Striking Sparks Ceremony

Astronomy for all in Kenwood

Sonoma County Gazette

January 21, 2022 – Robert Ferguson Observatory Announces Access Program for Low-Income Families

Robert Ferguson Observatory joins Museums for All

Sonoma Index-Tribune

Photo Credit: Robbi Pengelly / Index-Tribune

January 20, 2022 – The Robert Ferguson Observatory has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Association of Children’s Museums, to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits.

Explore the night sky at Robert Ferguson Observatory in Kenwood

The Press Democrat

Photo Credit: Kent Porter / The Press Democrat

October 1, 2021 – On a recent weekday night inside a dark, open-roofed dome at Robert Ferguson Observatory, longtime volunteer David Kensiski turned a 40-inch-diameter telescope toward the first planetary nebula he discovered when he was 15 years old.

RFO opens up the eyes of the world

Sonoma Index-Tribune

July 8, 2021 – Even the heavens are glad the pandemic is in remission — with well over half of Sonoma County fully vaccinated, it’s time to reopen the doors of the big scopes to the public at Robert Ferguson Observatory on Saturday, July 10.

Firefighters build defenses to protect Robert Ferguson Observatory from Glass fire

The Press Democrat

Photo Credit: Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat

September 30, 2020 – Tree branches were still smoldering on the ground about 20 yards behind Robert Ferguson Observatory on Wednesday afternoon, their moon-like ash providing blips of contrast to the blackened hillsides where firefighters had spent two days doing controlled burns.

Stars in Our Eyes

Northbay Biz

December 26, 2019 – “The Robert Ferguson Observatory is one of Sonoma County’s best kept secrets.” 

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