Sonoma Sun Event Calendar

Solar viewing at observatory

Saturday August 19th - 11:00am

On Saturday, Aug. 19, there will be both solar and nighttime viewing available. Solar viewing takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with specially filtered telescopes that allow safe observation of the sun. No fee for this event (there is a park entrance fee of $8 per car).

From 8-11 p.m. there will be a star party. The observatory’s three main telescopes will be available plus additional telescopes. There will be presentations on astronomical topics, and docents will be on hand to answer your questions. Arrive before 11 p.m. to ensure entry. Cost is $3 per adult; those under 18 are free.

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