Turn your gaze to the stars in two events


Last updated 7/19/2022 at Noon

Local astronomy enthusiasts are invited to join a community star-watch at Sisters Park & Recreation District on Saturday evening. PHOTO PROVIDED

The Sisters Astronomy Club will conduct two public star-watches this summer. With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, local amateur astronomers are once again eager to share the wonders of a dark night sky with all who are willing to look.

The first scheduled star-watch of the season will take place on Saturday, July 23, at Sisters Park and Recreation District (SPRD), beginning at 9 p.m. A member of the Sisters High School astronomy club will give a brief presentation about what can be seen that evening. Visitors will then move out of the building into the parking lot, where a variety of telescopes will be set up to offer spectacular views of all manner of celestial treats. Many constellations and bright stars will also be identified. The event is free, open to everyone, and runs from 9 to 11 p.m. Free hot beverages and cookies will be provided by SPRD.

SPRD is located adjacent to Sisters High School at the west end of the south parking lot.

Should inclement weather threaten to cancel the event, a go/no go decision will be made by 3 p.m. that afternoon. Call Ron Thorkildson at 541-549-8846 for that determination.

A second star-watch will take place on Saturday, August 27.


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