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Observatory marks Women’s History Month with special presentation


Robert Ferguson Observatory

Saturday March 29th 2014 - 8:00pm to

Robert Ferguson Observatory will celebrate Women’s History Month on Saturday, March 29, with its usual solar viewing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Solar telescopes will be set up to listen to and look safely at the Sun. Admission to solar viewing is free.

At 8 p.m. the Public Star Party will begin. The special guest speaker for March will be Laura Sparks, a Santa Rosa Junior College Astronomy instructor. Sparks will pay tribute to the unsung “Women in Astronomy.” A second presentation will be on our sister planet Venus. The observatory’s three main telescopes, plus many additional telescopes, will be open for viewing. Admission to the Star Party is $3 per adult; under 18 free.

Friendly and knowledgeable docents are always available to answer questions. Please arrive before 11 p.m. to assure that the observatory stays open for you. Sugarloaf parking is $8 per car. The observatory is located at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Road in Kenwood. For more information go to rfo.org or Facebook.


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