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Wallowology & Wallowa Lake State Park Astronomy Events

WLSP and Wallowology 2022 were both very successful. Stay tune for photos and reports. Joe, August 1, 2022.

Planning for  2023 is in the works. There are new Moons on Saturday, June 17 and Monday, July 17, 2023. The Wallowa events will most likely be within a week of one of these new Moons. It is not too early to get on an emailing list of possible participants.

The notes below are all for 2022. This will be updated as planning progresses.

 

Information for Those Who Want to Participate, but NOT Volunteer

Events co-sponsored by Wallowa Lake State Park. These are family centered events, all free, no registration required. Including:

  • A family-friendly introduction to stargazing presentation at the WLSP Amphitheater. Monday, July 25, 8:30 pm.

  • A family-friendly star party, at WLSP Lakeside Day Use Area. Monday, July 25, 9:00 pm - Midnight.

  • Daytime astronomy activities for kids, ages 4 - 16 at WLSP Lakeside Day Use Area. Tuesday, July 26, 3:00 - 5:00 pm.

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. Tuesday, July 17, 9:00 pm - as late as the viewing is good. Register at info@wallowology.org.

Other Rural Oregon & Washington Astronomy Events

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

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.

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

  2. 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.

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

  4. This event is limited to 10 youth volunteers. As of June 28, 2022, we still have a few spaces available.

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

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

  7. Use my personal email address: josephminato@gmail.com