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Wallowology & Wallowa Lake State Park Astronomy Events

Update August 10, 2023: These events were so much fun and wonderfully successful. 125 people participated in the WLSP events and 30 in the Wallowology Events. I am busy planning event better events for summer 2024. Stay tuned for more information. If you want to be on the email distribution list for these events, send me an email saying so.


Information for Those Who Want to Participate, but NOT Volunteer

 Wallowa Lake State Park Astronomy Events. These are family centered events, all free, no registration required. Including:

  • A family-friendly introduction to stargazing presentation at the WLSP Amphitheater. Friday, July 14, 2023, 8:30 pm.

  • A family-friendly star party, at WLSP Lakeside Day Use Area. Friday, July 14, 9:00 pm - Midnight.

  • Possible daytime solar observing with a specialized solar telescope. Stay tuned for details.

  • The presentation will proceed regardless of weather. The star party is dependent on clear skies. We do not have a back up date in case the star party is clouded out.

Event co-sponsored by the Wallowology Natural History Discovery Center:

  • A dark-sky star party at a location 15 minutes north of Enterprise suitable for supervised children ages 12 and older. Adults without children are welcome too! This event is free, but registration is required. Saturday, July 15, 9:00 pm - as late as the viewing is good. Register at

  • If this event is clouded out we will reschedule for Sunday, July 16, 9:00 pm. If both days are clouded out we will try one last time on Monday, July 17, 9:00 pm.

If you are a youth or a family interested in volunteering, watch the video below for more information. Contact me with questions, to apply, or to support this event. If you prefer to go through the slides on your own, click here. (The presentation is from 2022, but things are mostly the same.)

Information for Those Who Want to Volunteer

  • Volunteers will receive training and will help with the events listed above.

  • Volunteers will also get a "special" dark-sky star party just for them!

To Apply to be a Volunteer

  1. Volunteers will need to participate in training in Portland before the event. 

  2. Most volunteers will need to bring a telescope.

  3. If you are at least 18 years old as of the event, just tell me in an email that you would like to participate

  4. If you are under 18 years old you need to come with a parent or other approved adult. You and this adult should email me.

  5. This event is for mature students who I can trust. I reserve the right to select who can participate.

  6. This event is limited to 10 youth volunteers. 

  7. Applications are on a rolling basis. If you are seriously interested you should act promptly.

  8. This event is not associated with IBWHS or PPS.

  9. Use my personal email address:

Important Note

Anyone who comes needs to arrange their own transportation, lodging, and food. The Wallowas are a six hour drive from SW Portland. Lodging this time of year can be a challenge. 

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