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What's Up?

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 08:00pm
$15 per adult; $10 for seniors (62+) and youth under 18
Robert Ferguson Observatory
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
2605 Adobe Canyon Road
Kenwood, California 95452
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"What's Up?" offers an intimate experience at Robert Ferguson Observatory. You will have plenty of observing time at the telescopes and knowledgeable docents on hand to answer your questions.


Take a tour of the observatory, hear a classroom talk about prominent objects that are viewable that night, followed by telescope observing on RFO's three large telescopes: an 8 inch refractor, a 20 inch astrophotography telescope, and a large 40 inch reflecting telescope.


The night's showcase? This time of year offers an opportunity to see a host of galaxies. Some have names that you might recognize, such as the Whirlpool and Pinwheel galaxies. Other are more exotic: Sombereo, Black Eye, Hamburger and Mice. See and talk about the morphology and evolution of galaxies. Along the way, the observing may bump into a few nebula and star clusters as well.