Rock on at the Agate & Mineral Show this weekend!

This weekend marks the 61st year of the Agate & Mineral Show at OMSI. Presented by the Oregon Agate & Mineral Society (OAMS) visitors can enjoy a wide array of beautiful cabochons (cut, shaped, and polished rocks) including agate, jasper, and obsidian from the northwest. Special features include:

The Oregon State Seal made from a large variety of Oregon stones including the Sun Stone, the Oregon State gem.  

OMSI After Dark: Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

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OMSI After Dark: Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Explore the chemical chirality of the edible crystals and powders found in your pantry. Sugar, now so common that it's a source of disease, was once so rare it was a precious spice.

Treat yourself to childfree, brain-building science fun at OMSI After Dark! Adults only.

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Perseid Meteor Shower Watch

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Perseid Meteor Shower Watch

Based on the weather forecast of mostly cloudy with chance of thunderstorms, tonight’s Star Party is cancelled. Thanks, Jim Todd.

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is getting ready for its largest star party of the year on Tuesday, 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 9:00 pm to watch and enjoy the wonder of these famous meteors.


Lunar Viewing

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Lunar Viewing

(7/12/14) Near perfect clear forecast for tonight’s OMSI Star Party at Stub Stewart and Rooster Rock State Parks.  Should have nice crowd for the viewing as the temperature will be warm.  Enjoy the view of the near “Super Moon” tonight!

Thanks, Jim Todd


Partial Solar Eclipse Viewing

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Partial Solar Eclipse Viewing

Rain or (partial) shine, OMSI is your spot for viewing the eclipse on October 23

Planet Parade

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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

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