OMSI Star Parties in Coast Range, Gorge
(Hillsboro, Oregon) – It's yet another awe-inspiring occasion to look upwards – but bring your telescope and other optics. OMSI will host two Star Parties in Oregon on June 30, one at Rooster Rock State Park and the other at LL Stub Stewart State Park in the coast range.
The parties are weather permitting, of course. It is Oregon, after all.
“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,” said OMSI planetarium manager Jim Todd.
Viewing highlights includes Mars, Saturn, the moon, several clusters, and a lot more, Todd said.
Above: Cannon Beach
Those interested are urged to call the OMSI Star Parties Hotline, 503.797.4610 #3 then #5, or check the OMSI Star Parties web site http://www.omsi.edu/starparties for possible weather-related cancellations.
OMSI Star Party: Summer Solstice Celebration: June 30, 9:30 pm at Rooster Rock State Park or L.L. Stub Stewart State Park. Cost: Free with $5 parking per vehicle fee.
At right: the Columbia Gorge.
Below: star scenes from Rockaway Beach and Cape Foulweather along the coast.