Bring Your Own Telescope - Archived

  • Sat, Jul 30, 2022 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Robert Ferguson Observatory

    2605 Adobe Canyon Road
    Kenwood, California 95442
Ticket Price $10.00-$50.00 This event is now over

Do you have a telescope at home that you just don’t use because you’re not sure how it works? Or, are you looking to purchase or upgrade a telescope but don’t know where to start? Then this class is for you! We will start with educating you on how telescopes work, the pros and cons of different telescopes, items to consider when purchasing, or upgrading a scope, and the basics of telescope operations. You’ll also receive one-on-one time with some of our knowledgeable docents who will assist you in operating your scope and can also show you what they can see through their own personal telescopes. Bringing a telescope is not required, but if you plan to do so, please email Stephanie at to inform her what type of scope you are bringing prior to the event so we can be best prepared to help you.  


You MUST have a ticket to attend this event; tickets will not be sold at the door.


Cost is $25 per adult, $20 for seniors 60+ and $20 for students. $50 for families from the same household. A $10 per vehicle State Park parking fee is also required. If coming with a family, please email and indicate how many adults and how many children are in your party. 


Per  state and CDC Covid guidelines, masks are no longer required at our events. However, we do still require proof of Covid vaccination or a negative Covid test taken within 48 hours of the event. Please be prepared to show proof at arrival and please note that there is no cell service at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, so do not rely on getting online to show proof. Either bring your vaccination card or a picture of it. Thank you for helping keep our visitors and docents safe!


RFO is operated by the Valley of the Moon Observatory Association, a 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization, and all of the proceeds will go towards maintaining this beloved Sonoma county institution.

Date & Time

Sat, Jul 30, 2022 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Venue Details

Robert Ferguson Observatory

2605 Adobe Canyon Road
Kenwood, California 95442 Robert Ferguson Observatory
Robert Ferguson Observatory

The Valley of the Moon Observatory Association (VMOA) is volunteer amateur and professional astronomers plus a small supporting staff organized as a nonprofit association to provide educational programs about science and astronomy for students, the public, and in support of educators.

The VMOA is responsible for the construction, maintenance and utilization of the Robert Ferguson Observatory and functions as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under the auspices of the California State Parks System, and in cooperation with our local state parks.

Find more Robert Ferguson Observatory Events