Planet Parade

Date: Apr. 19, 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

Planet Parade

(4/19) Based on the forecast of mostly cloudy sky for both Stub and Rooster, tonight’s OMSI Star Party is cancelled. With the unsettling conditions, the viewing varies between some breaks to poor. Have good weekend! Jim Todd http://cleardarksky.com/c/RstrRkSPORkey.html?1 http://cleardarksky.com/c/StbStwSPORkey.html?1

On Saturday, April 19, join OMSI, Rose City Astronomers, and Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers at both Rooster Rock State Park and L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park starting at 8:00 pm. 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 Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn!


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.