OMSI Star Party – April 18, 2009

OMSI Star Party – Planet Parade (Portland Oregon)
April 18 starting at 7:30 pm

Join OMSI, the Rose City Astronomers and Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers a free Star Party at both Rooster Rock State Park and L.L. “Stub” Stewart State Park! On April 18, starting at 7:30 pm, we will view two of the visible planets of the solar system in the mid-April night sky. For the first time ever, star parties will be held at two viewing locations on the same night. 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 the planets Mercury and Saturn, deep sky objects including the Orion Nebula, Beehive star cluster and more!

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.

Both events start at 7:30 pm and is free with $3 parking per vehicle.
It is suggested that interested visitors call (503) 797-4610 on April 18 after 3:00 p.m. for possible weather-related cancellations.

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