This Meetup was canceled.
I am posting this more for informational purposes. I am not going to try an organize a meetup, but if you see me please feel free to say hello. If you are into astronomy these things are kind of cool. The main attractions are the telescopes others bring and are more than happy to share with the public.
Vernal Equinox Celebration
On Saturday March 23, OMSI, Rose City Astronomers and Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers will celebrate the vernal equinox and the beginning of spring with a free Star Party at both Rooster Rock State Park and L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park! From beginners to experts of all ages, here's your opportunity to view the stars and other celestial objects up close and personal through telescopes. Viewing highlights includes Jupiter, Saturn and the moon. As the sky darkens, will view the deep sky objects including the Orion Nebula, Beehive star cluster and more!
On the scheduled day of each OMSI Star Party, it is suggested that interested visitors call the OMSI Star Parties Hotline,[masked] Press #3 then #5, or check the OMSI Star Parties web site for possible weather (http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?minlon=-125&maxlon=-120.8&minlat=43.39&maxlat=46.91&mapwidth=354&site=pqr&map.x=228&map.y=134)-related cancellations. The event starts at sunset and is free with $5 parking per vehicle. Warm clothing and a flashlight with red light are recommended. Personal telescopes and binoculars are welcome.