Vernal Equinox Celebration
|Date: Mar. 22, 2014||Time: 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|
On Saturday, March 22, 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 starting at 7:30 pm. 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 include Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn. As the sky darkens we will view deep sky objects including the Orion Nebula, Beehive star cluster and more!
On the scheduled day of an OMSI Star Party, it is suggested that interested visitors call the OMSI Star Parties Hotline at
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.