Observatory hosts solar viewing
Robert Ferguson Observatory hosts a day of solar viewing followed by an evening star party this Saturday, Feb. 9.
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., visitors can check out earth’s most important star through the safety of telescopes. There is no charge to attend during the day, although there is an $8 parking fee to park in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, where the observatory is located.
From 7 to 11 p.m. the space opens for a night of star-gazing through the observatory's three main telescopes plus many additional telescopes are open for viewing. Ongoing presentations on astronomical topics will be given in the main classroom. Docents will be available to answer questions. The cost is $3 for adults, while those under 18 are free. The parking fee also applies at night.
The Robert Ferguson Observatory in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park can be found at 2605 Adobe Canyon Road. For more details, call 833-6979.