Location

L.L. Stub Stewart State Park
Hilltop Day Use

Time

Begins: 08/12/2019 at 8:00 PM
Ends: 08/13/2019 at 12:00 AM

Description

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is getting ready for its largest star party of the year on Monday, August 12, the Perseid Meteor Shower Watch!  Hundreds of star lovers from across the Pacific Northwest will be meeting at  Stub Stewart State Park at 9 p.m. to watch and enjoy the wonder of the Perseid Meteor Shower.   The event, sponsored by OMSI, Rose City Astronomers, and Oregon Parks and Recreations will have telescopes set up for attendees to use. OMSI staff will be presenting informal talks about the meteor shower, constellations, and the summer sky.

$5 Parking Per Vehicle Parking Fee. Limited capacity, first-come, first-served. When capacity is full, parks will close.

To reach L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park, take US-26 west of Portland and turn right on OR-47.  The event starts at 9:00 pm and is free with $5 parking per vehicle. Warm clothing and a flashlight with red light are recommended. Personal telescopes and binoculars are welcome. 

On the scheduled day of each OMSI Star Parties, check the following website as cloudy weather could cancel the event. https://omsi.edu/calendar?keywords%5B0%5D=345&keywords%5B1%5D=346&keywords%5B2%5D=347&keywords%5B3%5D=348&keywords%5B4%5D=349&keywords%5B5%5D=350&keywords%5B6%5D=351&page=1#nodeid-9384

The Perseid Meteor Showers are visible throughout the state. If you aren't able to join us at the party, get away from city lights and gaze at the sky. Midnight is expected to be the peak time.