Articles by mradov

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…


Astronomy Site: Cottonwood Canyon State Park

Overview Light Pollution: Black Who Uses This Site: Open To The Public Gear that one can bring: Anything! Location How far outside of Portland? ~130 miles Google Maps Location https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cottonwood+Canyon+State+Park/@45.4826717,-120.4555251,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x54bda1d7e37ee2bb:0xb0c3f100e45ddf66!8m2!3d45.4826717!4d-120.4533311 Parking # of spots: 30+…


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Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebrations in the PNW

Many things going on for the Apollo 11th celebrations in the PNW that do not require preparation months in advance. Multiple museums Portland, Oregon July 20th, 2019 –> OMSI: Lunar Star Party Viewing Party Location:…



Unique Astronomy Site Stub Stewart State Park

Overview Light Pollution: Green on Bortles ScaleWho Uses This Site–> Rose City AstronomersGear that one can bring–>Telescopes, computers, cameras, and anything else. Site is expansive and open. Therefore, enough room for everyoneLight dome caused by…


Astronomy Site: Rooster Rock State Park

Overview Light Pollution–>Yellow ZoneWho Uses This Site–>Rose City Astronomers and OMSI for Star PartiesGear that one can bring–>Anything and everything Note: Unless there is an event such as an organized Star Party, Rooster Rock State…


Astronomy Site: Crater Lake

Overview Light Pollution: Black Zone Who Uses This Site: Open to General Public Gear that one can bring: Anything! Enough room for telescopes, tripods, etc.. Photo Permit Required: Yes, if commercial filming is being done….