The Wolf Moon Of January

Overview Winter can be a tough time of year in the Pacific Northwest with cold temperatures and snow, but the sky can still be an amazing sight to see! Winter astronomy does mean bundling up…


The Flower Moon of May

Overview May in the Pacific Northwest is great as the weather should be consistently nice enough to allow for the exploration of the outdoors and of the nights sky! In the sky, May is great…


The Cold Moon of December

Overview December was considered to be the coldest month of the year for the Northern Hemisphere, which means that the winter solstice was almost here. With the coming of the winter solstice, the days would…


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Observatories Of The PNW

Oregon Oregon ObservatoryPine Mountain ObservatoryHaggart ObservatoryVernonia Peak Observatory — Private and not open to the public Washington LIGO Hanford ObservatoryRitchie ObservatoryManastash Ridge Observatory (MRO)Goldendale ObservatoryHerold ObservatoryJewett ObservatoryTheodor Jacobsen Observatory (TJO)Pacific Northwest Regional Observatory Idaho Centennial…


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Space Museums of the PNW

Oregon McMinville, OREvergreen Aviation And Space MuseumLocation: 500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville, OR 97128Hours: Daily 9AM – 5PM Cost: $19-$27 Oregon Air and Space MuseumEugene, ORLocation: 90377 Boeing Drive, Eugene, OR, United StatesHours: Wed-Sat from…


The Strawberry Moon Of June

Overview June is in the beginning of summer, numerous astronomy events and sights, and numerous outdoor activities. June is the time to see the Milky Way in a dark sky sight because all the wilderness…


The Full Sturgeon Moon of August

Overview As the last full month of summer, August has the distinction of being plentiful both in respect to the food, wealth of astronomical sights, and outdoor opportunities. The Pacific Northwest August is a great…


Unique Astronomy Site: Vista House

Overview Light Pollution: Yellow ZoneWho Uses This Site: This site is a general hiking spot. Anyone can use it!Gear that one can bring: Anything really! This is a spot right near Sherrard Point and Rooster…