Perseid Meteor Shower Watch
|Date: Aug. 12, 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 Perseid Meteor Shower Watch is a GO!
Forecast for tonight's OMSI Star Party at Rooster Rock and Stub Stewart is in the upper 50s and clear with thin hazy clouds (12k ft).
See you there! -Jim Todd
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is getting ready for its largest star party of the year on Monday, August 12, the Perseid Meteor Shower Watch! Hundreds of star lovers from across the Pacific Northwest will be meeting at both Rooster Rock State Park and Stub Stewart State Park at 9 p.m. to watch and enjoy the wonder of the Perseid Meteor Shower. The event, sponsored by OMSI, the Rose City Astronomers, the Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers and Oregon Parks and Recreations will have telescopes set up for attendees to use. OMSI staff will be presenting informal talks about the meteor shower, constellations, and the summer sky. On the scheduled day of each OMSI Star Party, it is suggested that interested visitors call the OMSI Star Parties Hotline, (503) 797-4000 #3 then #5, or check the OMSI Star Parties web site http://www.omsi.edu/starpartiesfor possible weather-related cancellations.
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.