Date: Saturday, June 18, 2011 - 9:30 PM
OMSI Star Party
Rooster Rock State Park: take I-84 east of the Sandy River at exit 25. The park is located 22 miles east of Portland.
L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park: take US-26 west of Portland and turn right on OR-47. The park is located 23 miles west of Portland.
On Saturday evening, June 18, OMSI, Rose City Astronomers and Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers will celebrate the beginning of summer with a free Star Party! Join us at Rooster Rock State Park and L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park starting at 9:30 p.m., weather permitting. From beginners to experts of all ages, here's your opportunity to view the stars and other celestial objects up close and personal through telescope and binoculars. Viewing highlights includes Saturn, several clusters, and more!
On the scheduled day of each OMSI Star Parties, it is suggested that interested visitors call the OMSI Star Parties Hotline, 503 797-4610 #2, or check the OMSI Star Parties web site for possible weather-related cancellations. The event starts at sunset and is free with $5 parking per vehicle. Warm clothing and a flashlight with red light are recommended. Personal telescopes and binoculars are welcome.