Vernal Equinox Celebration
|Date: Mar. 23, 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 at Rooster and Stub are cancelled. Clear Sky forecasts indicates a variety of poor transparency, mostly cloudy, low temperatures and freezing fog. There are likely to be some moments of clearing as the weather front gradually moves in from the west around midnight. The next scheduled OMSI Star Party will be April 20. Happy Spring! Jim
On Saturday March 23, OMSI, Rose City Astronomers and Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers will celebrate the vernal equinox and the beginning of spring with a free Star Party at both Rooster Rock State Park and L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park! 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, Saturn and the moon. As the sky darkens, will view the deep sky objects including the Orion Nebula, Beehive star cluster and more!
On the scheduled day of each OMSI Star Party, 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 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.