Summer Solstice Celebration – June 13, 2009
Summer officially begins with the summer solstice on Sunday, June 21 at 9:45 p.m. PDT. On Saturday evening, June 13, OMSI, Rose City Astronomers and Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers will celebrate the summer solstice and the beginning of summer with a free Star Party! Join us as we gaze at the pre- summer night sky at Rooster Rock State Park and Stub Stewart State Park starting at 9:30 p.m. and is free with $3 parking per vehicle.. 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, visitors will have the opportunity to view the stars and other objects through a variety of telescopes.
Viewing highlights includes the planet Saturn, several clusters, and more! For possible weather cancellation, call (503) 797-4610 on June 13 after 3:00 PM to get the latest information.
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.
It is suggested that interested visitors call (503) 797-4610 on June 13 after 3:00 p.m. for possible weather-related cancellations.