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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….




Astronomy Site: Sherrard Point

Overview Light Pollution: Yellow ZoneWho Uses This Site: This site is a general hiking spot. Anyone can use it!Gear that one can bring: Photography gear (Camera and a trip) or a light telescope + Mount…


Australia Astronomy in Sydney and Cairns

When I went to Australia, I had the opportunity and was fortunate enough to go to Cairns Night Sky Secrets The first experience stargazing in Australia was an opportunity stumbled upon at the right place,…