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CARE: Community and Recreation for Employees

Perseid Meteor Shower Watch

Date: 8:00pm PDT August 12, 2013 Location: Rooster Rock State Park or L.L. “Stub” Stewart State Park

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Rooster Rock State Park or L.L. “Stub” Stewart State Park

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is getting ready for its largest star party of the year, the Perseid Meteor Shower Watch!  Hundreds of star lovers from across the Pacific Northwest will be meeting at both Rooster Rock State Park and Stub Stewart State Park to watch and enjoy the wonder of the Perseid Meteor Shower.  

Members of the CARE committee will be participating and wanted to extend an invitation to the L&C community to attend these free events. 

Sponsored by OMSI, the Rose City Astronomers, the Vancouver Sidewalk 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.

On the scheduled day of each OMSI Star Party, it is suggested that interested visitors call the OMSI Star Parties Hotline, (503) 797-4000 #3 then #5, or check the OMSI Star Parties web site http://www.omsi.edu/starparties for possible weather-related cancellations.

Event Details

Date: August 12, 2013

Time: At sunset. A talk at the Rooster Rock event will begin at 8 p.m. and you are welcome to arrive early with a picnic dinner

Locations: To reach Rooster Rock State Park, take I-84 east of the Sandy River at exit 25.  The park is located 22 miles east of Portland.

To reach L.L. “Stub” Stewart State Park, take US-26 west of Portland and turn right on OR-47. The park is located 23 miles west of Portland.

Who is this for: Everyone

Cost: Free with $5 parking per vehicle fee

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