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Valley of the Moon Observatory Association

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Computers & Technology
  • Education & Literacy

Location

Sugarloaf Ridge State ParkP.O. Box 898Glen Ellen, CA 95442 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

We are volunteer amateur and professional astronomers organized as a non-profit association to provide educational programs about science and astronomy for students, the public, and in support of educators. We do this by building and operating the Ferguson Observatory.

Description

The VMOA built and operates the Robert Ferguson Observatory (RFO) at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park near Kenwood. We offer public observing, private group observing, Night Sky classes, Relativity for Non-Scientist classes and telescope making classes for students and the general public. The VMOA is all-volunteer (no paid positions) and operates as part of the Valley of the Moon Natural History Assn. docent program.

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