Do you love looking up at the stars? Join the experts and celebrate astronomy at OMSI Star Parties.
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, better known as OMSI, is one of the nation’s leading science centers and we’re lucky to have it right here in Portland. Science lovers and explorers of the unknown will marvel at the special exhibits, hands-on labs and planetarium, 4-story screen theater and much more. The local attraction also hosts a monthly discount day with $5 tickets.
OMSI has outreach opportunities in the community throughout the year, including student camps, science pubs and star parties.
Here’s the schedule of 2023 OMSI Star Parties.
2023 OMSI Star Parties
Join OMSI, Rose City Astronomers and Oregon Parks and Recreation at star parties this summer. OMSI Star Parties let you meet others interested in astronomy while you view planets, the moon, stars and other celestial sights through telescopes and binoculars of all sizes.
From beginners to experts, all ages are invited to enjoy the beauty of our night’s sky at the star party events.
Here’s the schedule for the 2023 events:
Saturday, June 24
Summer Solstice Celebration
Saturday, July 29
Saturday, August 12 (Rooster Rock only)
Perseid Meteor Shower Watch
Saturday, September 23
Autumnal Equinox Celebration
The parties take place at Rooster Rock State Park in Corbett and L.L. Stub Stewart State Park in Buxton, with the exception of August 12.
These events are free to attend. Parking is $5 at each park. Arrive before sunset to get your day pass for the park. Each park have lots of fun activities you can enjoy before stargazing.
Events take place from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Be sure to pack warm clothing. You can also bring along a flashlight with red light, personal telescopes and binoculars.
For more information, visit OMSI’s website.
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