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Dumbbell Nebula by Teagan Snyder, Wilson High School Class of 2019

Public Star Parties

If you would like to be on my Star Party e-mail list, send me a note saying so. Just put Star Party in the subject line. I tend to not plan star parties more than a few days in advance.

Each Thursday night throughout the school year, The Telescope Group has met at the IBWHS shop to maintain, repair, and build telescopes. From Thursday, April 26 - Thursday, June 1, if it is clear, we will reconvene at 9:30 pm at the basketball court in the northeast corner of Gabriel Park to test the telescopes, not needed repairs, and learn to use them. These star parties are open to anyone who has one of the club telescopes or who wants to have a club telescope and learn to use it.

Note: These star parties are not for the general public. The goal is to get telescopes ready and students trainged to lead public star parties. 


Proposed Star Party Thursday, December 16, 2022, 8:00 - 10:00 pm


The star party is a:  NO GO


Come back here after 3:00 pm on the day of the star party for a final Go/No Go decision.

Friday, December 16, 2022. The basketball court in the northeast corner of Gabriel Park. Best access is from the SW Vermont Street and 42nd Avenue. Free. No registration required.

If you have not been to one of my str parties before go to Star Parties General to learn what you need to know.

Future Star Parties

I hope to continue to host beginner star parties in Gabriel Park in 2023. I do not plan these much in advance. I wait until the sky looks to be clear, the Moon is favorable, and I am available. Then I post them here and send out a notice to my Star Party mailing list.

If you would like to me on my Star Party Mailing List, send me an email saying so. I don't send out man y emails and I don't share your email address with anyone.

There will be a series of astronomy events and star parties in Wallowa County during July 2023. Details are still being worked out. Stay tuned. Check back. Check out this link to see the website for last year's events.

Other Rural Oregon & Washington Astronomy Events

  • I am looking to do more events similar to the Wallowa Lake State Park or Wallowology events at different locations around the region. Let me know if you are interested in working with me to plan one.

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