Lyrid Meteor Shower Focus Night

  • Sat, Apr 22, 2023 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Robert Ferguson Observatory

    2605 Adobe Canyon Road
    Kenwood, California 95442
Ticket Price $40.00-$50.00 Register Now

What better way to cap off International Dark Sky Week (April 14-22) than witnessing the Lyrid meteor shower? The Lyrids are fast and bright, a fine tribute to the unique decade of discovery that revealed the connection between comets and meteor showers. What is that connection and how was it made? Join us April 22, on this shower’s peak night, to uncover the what, why, and wonders of an interactive cosmos, right here on planet Earth.


The program starts promptly at 8:00 PM. Sales are limited to 40 guests so we can provide a more personal experience. You'll have plenty of time at the telescope eyepieces, and as always, the observatory will be staffed by knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers eager to show you the night sights, and answer any questions you may have.


Allow generous time to arrive and park.


$50.00 per adult, $45.00 for seniors (62+) and students, and $40 for members. Cost includes the Sugarloaf Ridge State Park parking fee.


You MUST have a ticket to attend this event.  Attendance is limited. Please note that tickets are non-refundable and cannot be used for future events.


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, Apr 22, 2023 8:00 PM - 10:00 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.

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