new observatory
observatory open
telescope viewing
telescope viewing
computer screen with constellations
students at ribbon cutting
volunteer with telescope
large crowd
viewing computer screen in observatory
scott severson
tom targett
students at ribbon cutting
students at ribbon cutting
judy sakaki
demo at observatory
dean lynn stauffer
Provost Lisa Vollendorf
group shot with president
September 2, 2017

Sonoma State University has a new home to view the cosmos. After first opening 41 years ago, the Sonoma State Observatory was officially reopened with a ribbon cutting ceremony and public viewing night Sept. 8.

President Judy K. Sakaki, Provost Lisa Vollendorf, and other administrators...

February 27, 2017

Sonoma State University's 41-year-old observatory will be getting a much-needed facelift this spring. It will continue hosting astronomy classes, faculty and student research and free public viewing nights when it reopens in fall 2017.

The current 12-by-24 wooden building looks more like...

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