Summer Solstice Celebration

Date: Jun. 21, 2014 Time: 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

Summer Solstice Celebration

6/21/14. Nothing but clear sky forecast for tonight's OMSI Star Party at Rooster and Stub. Star Party is GO.  See you soon!  
Jim Todd




On Saturday, June 21, 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 9:00 pm 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 Mars, Saturn, and more.


On the scheduled day of an OMSI Star Party, it is suggested that interested visitors call the OMSI Star Parties Hotline at 503 797-4000. Press #3 then #5 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.


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.