Oregon Star Party
Every August, amateur astronomers gather at the Indian Trail Spring in the Ochoco National Forest for the Oregon Star Party. With an elevation of over 5,000 feet and an unobstructed 360-degree horizon view, this remote location is chosen for its very dark skies — perfect for viewing the stars. Attendees at the 2017 Oregon Star Party will be treated to a wonderful solar event: a total solar eclipse, whose totality will pass across the central part of Oregon. At Indian Trail Spring, totality will last 1 minute and 27 seconds (lunar limb corrected). Observers will experience the Sun’s spectacular corona, bright stars, and planets Venus, Mars, and Mercury. The horizon will glow with a 360 degrees sunset, the temperature will drop, and day will become twilight.
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