Astronomy Day 2016 wouldn't be complete without a free Star Party at Stub Stewart State Park starting at 7:30 p.m. 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 the planet Jupiter and Saturn, waxing gibbous moon, Beehive star cluster and more!
On the scheduled day of each OMSI Star Parties, it is suggested that interested visitors check the OMSI Star Parties web site http://www.omsi.edu/starparties for possible weather-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.