Planetarium

Laser Galactic Odyssey

A musical tour of the galaxy that mixes stellar lasers with science fiction themes, rock and electronic music. Song selections include Peter Schilling’s Major Tom, Jamiroquai’s Cosmic Girl, ELO’s Fire on High and others.

 

Song List:

Galaxy Song – Monty Python

Elevation – U2

Major Tom – Peter Schilling

Cosmic Girl – Jamiroquai

Cotton Eye Joe – Rednexx

Fire on High – ELO

 
Duration: 25 mins. | Rating: All Ages

Colors of the World

Temper Mi Hororg - The Ukrainians / Ukraine

Zing Zong - Kanda Bongo Man / Zaire

Gathering - Nomad / Australia

Love Dreams - Kese Kese / India

Bass Man - Steel Drums of Trinidad / Trinidad

Strobes - Kodo / Japan

Mason's Apron - The Cheiftians / Ireland

Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong / USA

 

2017 Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Join OMSI at the Salem Fairgrounds on Monday, August 21, 2017, 6AM-12PM for a very special Solar Eclipse Viewing Party! To celebrate this unique experience we will host a safe, interactive event featuring science lectures, astronomy related community groups, entertainment and more.

 

Get there early! Doors open at 6AM. The main event will begin around 9AM.

 

Parking and camping will be available through the Salem Fairgrounds. Check back here for more information.

 

Tickets will go on sale August 25, 2016.

Laser Nirvana

Song List:

Come as You Are

Sliver, Lithium

Floyd the Barber

Pennyroyal Tea

Where Did You Sleep Last Night?

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Love Buzz

Heart Shaped Box

Plateau

All Apologies

 

Duration: 45 mins. | Rating: All Ages

Laser Michael Jackson

Song List:

Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough

The Way You Make Me Feel

ABC

Black Or White

Human Nature

Thriller

Man In The Mirror

Dirty Diana

P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)

Billie Jean

Bad

 

Duration: 45 mins. | Rating: All Ages

Total Solar Eclipse: Live from Micronesia

Free Event | On Tuesday, March 8, OMSI's Kendall Planetarium will host a live webcast of the total solar eclipse which will take place over Micronesia, roughly 500 miles north of New Guinea. Hosted by the Exploratorium's webcast team who will broadcast from the coral island of Woleai, the webcast will begin at 5:00pm. Admission to the webcast is free after museum admission; seating is on a first come, first served basis.

 

Visible over Indonesia and parts of the Pacific Ocean, this total solar eclipse will be the only one in 2016. Follow the entire event during the 1 hour and 15 minute webcast, watching stunning real-time imagery from the four telescopes on Woleai. Near the middle of the eclipse path's center line, Woleai will see totality for 4 minutes, 3 seconds, nearly as good as it gets for any eclipse. Exploratorium scientists and educators in Micronesia will discuss what makes an eclipse; how to view one safely; and they will also introduce us to the culture and geography of Micronesia. The program will explore the science of the sun, using high-definition images and video from NASA satellites.

 

For more information about The Exploratorium webcast, visit: http://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar/total-solar-eclipse-webcast-....

 

For more information about the eclipse viewing location of Woleai, visit: http://www.exploratorium.edu/blogs/eclipse/why-woleai


Please note that webcast of the eclipse is subject to change by The Exploratorium.

Star Party: Autumnal Equinox Celebration

$5 Parking Per Vehicle Parking Fee


On Saturday, September 17, OMSI, Rose City Astronomers and Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers will celebrate the beginning of autumn with a free Star Party! Join us as we gaze at the heavens from Rooster Rock State Park and Stub Stewart State Park starting at sunset. The party is free with $5 parking per vehicle parking fee. From beginners to experts of all ages, here's your opportunity to view the stars and other objects through a variety of telescopes. Viewing highlights include Venus, Mars, Saturn and more!

 

Join us as we gaze at the pre-summer night sky at Rooster Rock State Park, located 22 miles east of Portland on I-84 just east of Sandy River at exit 25. To reach L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park, take US-26 west of Portland and turn right on OR-47.  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.

 

On the scheduled day of each OMSI Star Parties, it is suggested that interested visitors check back here for possible weather-related cancellations.


Warm clothing and a flashlight with red light are recommended. Personal telescopes and binoculars are welcome.
 
LOCATION INFORMATION

Rooster Rock State Park | Take I-84 east of the Sandy River at exit 25. The park is located 22 miles east of Portland.
 

L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park | Take US-26 west of Portland and turn right on OR-47. The park is located 34 miles west of Portland.

Star Party: Perseid Meteor Shower Watch

$5 Parking Per Vehicle Parking Fee


The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is getting ready for its largest star party of the year on Friday, 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.

 

Join us as we gaze at the spring night sky at Rooster Rock State Park, located 22 miles east of Portland on I-84 just east of Sandy River at exit 25. To reach L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park, take US-26 west of Portland and turn right on OR-47.  The event starts at 9:00 pm and is free with $5 parking per vehicle. Warm clothing and a flashlight with red light are recommended. Personal telescopes and binoculars are welcome.

 

On the scheduled day of each OMSI Star Parties, it is suggested that interested visitors check back here for possible weather-related cancellations.


Warm clothing and a flashlight with red light are recommended. Personal telescopes and binoculars are welcome.
 
LOCATION INFORMATION

Rooster Rock State Park | Take I-84 east of the Sandy River at exit 25. The park is located 22 miles east of Portland.
 

L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park | Take US-26 west of Portland and turn right on OR-47. The park is located 34 miles west of Portland.

Star Party: Lunar Viewing

$5 Parking Per Vehicle Parking Fee


Because Earth's moon will be in a perfect position for viewing on Saturday, July 16, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Rose City Astronomers and Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers have organized free Star Parties at Rooster Rock State Park and Stub Stewart State Park starting at sunset. 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 include Viewing highlights include Jupiter, Mars, Saturn waxing gibbous Moon, several star 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.

 

Join us as we gaze at the summer night sky at Rooster Rock State Park, located 22 miles east of Portland on I-84 just east of Sandy River at exit 25. To reach L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park, take US-26 west of Portland and turn right on OR-47.  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.

 

On the scheduled day of each OMSI Star Parties, it is suggested that interested visitors check back here for possible weather-related cancellations.


Warm clothing and a flashlight with red light are recommended. Personal telescopes and binoculars are welcome.
 
LOCATION INFORMATION

Rooster Rock State Park | Take I-84 east of the Sandy River at exit 25. The park is located 22 miles east of Portland.
 

L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park | Take US-26 west of Portland and turn right on OR-47. The park is located 34 miles west of Portland.

Star Party: Summer Solstice Celebration

$5 Parking Per Vehicle Parking Fee


On Saturday, June 11, astronomers will celebrate the beginning of summer with a free Star Party! Join us at Rooster Rock State Park and L.L. Stub Stewart State Park starting at sunset weather permitting. From beginners to experts of all ages, here's your opportunity to view the stars and other celestial objects up close and personal through telescope and binoculars. Viewing highlights include beautiful gathering of the moon with Jupiter, Mars, Saturn and much more.

 

Join us as we gaze at the pre-summer night sky at Rooster Rock State Park, located 22 miles east of Portland on I-84 just east of Sandy River at exit 25. To reach L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park, take US-26 west of Portland and turn right on OR-47.  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.

 

On the scheduled day of each OMSI Star Parties, it is suggested that interested visitors check back here for possible weather-related cancellations.


Warm clothing and a flashlight with red light are recommended. Personal telescopes and binoculars are welcome.
 
LOCATION INFORMATION

Rooster Rock State Park | Take I-84 east of the Sandy River at exit 25. The park is located 22 miles east of Portland.
 

L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park | Take US-26 west of Portland and turn right on OR-47. The park is located 34 miles west of Portland.