OMSI Star Parties 2015

OMSI Star Party Schedule for 2015:

March 28 - Vernal Equinox Celebration
April 4 - Total Lunar Eclipse Viewing at Milo McIver (5:00 am)
April 25 - Astronomy Day Celebration
May 23 - Planet Parade
June 20 - Summer Solstice Celebration
July 25 - Lunar Viewing
August 11-16  Oregon Star Party (Registration required)
August 12 - Perseid Meteor Shower Watch
September 19 - Autumnal Equinox Celebration
September 27 - Total Lunar Eclipse Viewing at OMSI (7:47 pm)

OMSI, Rose City Astronomers, Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers and Oregon Parks and Recreation invite you to our free Star Parties. The Star Parties provide a great opportunity to meet other people that share your interest in astronomy, and to view the planets, moon, stars, and other celestial sights through telescopes and binoculars of all sizes. From beginners to experts, all ages are invited. The scheduled viewings will be held at both Rooster Rock State Park and Stub Stewart State Park on the same night!

No RSVP or tickets are required. Parking is $5/vehicle.

We recommend visiting our website on the day of the party 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.

Milo McIver State Park (24101 S Entrance Road, Estacada, OR), from I-205, take OR-213 S to Redland Road unto S. Redland Road, turn right on S. Springwater Road and turn left to S Entrance Road. The park is located 23 miles southeast of Portland.

For more information or to check the weather conditions:


Upcoming Star Parties

OMSI Star Party - Autumnal Equinox Celebration
Sat. Sep. 19, Sunset at Rooster Rock State Park or L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park
On Saturday, September 19, OMSI, Rose City Astronomers and Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers will celeb…
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OMSI Star Party - Total Lunar Eclipse Viewing #2
Sun. Sep. 27, 6:30 p.m. at OMSI South Parking
OMSI will host the second of two lunar eclipse viewings in 2015 on Sunday evening, September 27. Tha…
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