To showcase the significance of the new telescope installed in the West Wing of the Robert Ferguson Observatory within Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, Valley of the Moon Observatory Association is installing new interpretive posters. The new informational posters will tell the story about the telescope: how it was designed, built, and installed, how it works, and list the viewable astronomical objects.

“California is fortunate to have such a strong defender and tireless supporter of its State Parks system.  Time after time, the CSPF has aided parks and other organizations with grants and other valuable assistance, and the Valley of the Moon Observatory Association, which operates the Robert Ferguson Observatory (RFO) in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, has greatly benefitted from the CSPF’s generosity. RFO is extremely grateful to the CSPF for their grant, which we’ll use to produce and mount those educational posters.”
—Steve Smith, President, Valley of the Moon Observatory Association

California State Parks Foundation

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