Astronomy Day Celebration
|Date: Apr. 20, 2013||Time: At sunset||Located at: Rooster Rock State Park or L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park|
|Who is this for: Everyone||Cost: Free with $5 parking per vehicle fee|
Tonight's OMSI Star Party is cancelled.
I am going to go with the Clear Dark Sky method for tonight's forecast. The current forecast for tonight is indicating cloudy conditions with poor transparency and seeing. As the high pressure system emerging from the west, we are seeing the transition into clear skies for tomorrow and next week.
Next scheduled OMSI Star Party is Saturday, May 25.
Thanks, Jim Todd
Clear Dark Sky:
Astronomy Day 2013 wouldn't be complete without a free Star Party on Saturday, April 20 at Rooster Rock State Park and Stub Stewart State Park starting at 7:30 p.m. From beginners to experts of all ages, here's your opportunity to view the stars and other celestial objects up close and personal through telescopes. Viewing highlights includes the planet Jupiter and Saturn, waxing gibbous moon, Beehive star cluster and more! Also the ISS will be passing over twice during the viewing!
On the scheduled day of each OMSI Star Parties, it is suggested that interested visitors call the OMSI Star Parties Hotline, (503) 797-4000 press #3 then #5, or check the OMSI Star Parties web site http://www.omsi.edu/starparties 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.
To reach Rooster Rock State Park, take I-84 east of the Sandy River at exit 25. The park is located 22 miles east of Portland.
To reach 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.