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Dark Sky Star Party
August 4, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - August 5, 2018 @ 1:00 am
Every Year the Eugene Astronomical Society hosts their Dark Sky Star Party at Dexter State Park, 15 miles from Eugene/Springfield. This site is far enough from the city sky glow to allow us to see deep-sky objects that are obscured by light pollution when viewed from town. This star party attracts dozens of astronomers with telescopes, some as large as 20 inches in aperture. The view of Saturn, Jupiter, star clusters, nebulae, and distant galaxies is simply stunning. This is a don’t-miss opportunity, and it’s absolutely free. Just show up at dusk (about 9:00) and join us for a view of some of the universe’s greatest hits.
Star parties are very informal events. Just wander around the site and inquire what each telescope is looking at. If it’s pointed at something you haven’t seen yet, get in line and have a look.
If the star party is clouded out, check our website for a rescheduled event. You’ll find more information here.
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