The Robert Ferguson Observatory is offering a limited-ticket event called “What’s Up?” on Thursday, February 15 at 7:00PM at the observatory. Come join us! You’ll receive a tour of the observatory, 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.
“What’s Up?” offers an intimate experience at the observatory. You will have plenty of observing time at the telescopes and knowledgeable docents on hand to answer your questions.
The night’s showcase? Winter offers some of the sky’s most prominent constellations. We will follow the Winter Hexagon and locate Orion, Taurus, Gemini, Auriga, Canis Major and Minor. Among their stars we will see and talk about the birth of stars in the Great Orion Nebula and the death of stars in the Crab Nebula.
The presentation starts promptly at the time shown. Please consider your travel time before purchasing tickets.
Tickets are limited to 40 guests: $15.00 per adult and $10.00 for seniors (62+) and youth under 18.
The observatory is a 501(3)(c) institution, and all proceeds from this event go towards maintaining its many public education programs.
For more information about other upcoming events please visit our calendar.
For more information about the Robert Ferguson Observatory and its other astronomy programs, please visit rfo.org.