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OMSI Summer Solstice Star Party

Rooster Rock State Park or L.L. Stub Stewart State Park

UPDATE: 6/16/18 at 3 pm

Due to a thunderstorm moving in from the NE and into the Columbia River Gorge, it is standard protocol by the Oregon State Parks to cancel scheduled events for public safety.  Therefore, the OMSI Star Party is cancelled at Rooster Rock SP for tonight.

OMSI Star Party at Stub Stewart is still a go for tonight.  If the weather changes in the next few hours, I will send another update.


The viewing area at Stub, we will be at the hilltop.

On Saturday, June 16, OMSI and Rose City 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 sunset 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 include Mercury, Venus, waxing crescent moon, Jupiter, Saturn and much more.

Join us as we gaze at the pre-summer night sky at Rooster Rock State Park, located 22 miles east of Portland on I-84 just east of Sandy River at exit 25. To reach L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park, take US-26 west of Portland and turn right on OR-47.  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.

On the scheduled day of each OMSI Star Parties, it is suggested that interested visitors check back here for possible weather-related cancellations.
Warm clothing and a flashlight with red light are recommended. Personal telescopes and binoculars are welcome.

LOCATION INFORMATION
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 34 miles west of Portland.

Earlier Event: June 15
Maupin Dark Site Star Party
Later Event: June 18
New Member Orientation