|Date: Jul. 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|
(7/20/13) Fabulous weather forecast for tonight’s OMSI Star Party at Stub and Rooster – mostly clear sky. Program will start at 9:00 pm and should have decent crowds for both locations, so plan on arriving early for set up. The focus will be on the waxing gibbous moon and Saturn, bring moon filter for the telescope. See you tonight! Jim
Because Earth's moon will be in a perfect position for viewing on Saturday, July 20, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Rose City Astronomers and Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers have organized Star Parties at Rooster Rock State Park and Stub Stewart State Park starting at 9:30 p.m. From beginners to experts of all ages, here's your opportunity to view the moon, stars and other celestial objects up close and personal through telescopes. Viewing highlights includes Saturn, the waxing gibbous moon, several clusters, and more! The angle of the sun will cause deep shadows to fall on the moon's surface, making its highlands and craters more easily visible.
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 #5 then #3, or check the OMSI Star Party 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.