May 18

OSP Telescope Walkabout 2024

We have a new host, Dave Kasnick! He is excited to continue this tradition of personally built and innovative telescope designs. See his biography on the OSP website https://oregonstarparty.org/members/ A note from Dave: If you will be attending OSP 2024 and you believe that you have some innovations to ‘show and tell’ then send an […]

Jul 8

A successful work party

What a great work party! Thanks to all the committee members and volunteers who helped us get our packets together and get the trailer ready for the event. So much to do! It all got done yesterday. Thanks to Dave K. for the photos. 11 sleeps before no sleep at Indian Trail Spring!

Jul 6

Forest Service Road 42 UPDATE

Good news! The Forest Service has just opened up its paved Road 42 highway across Big Summit Prairie to make the route to the Oregon Star Party much easier and shorter. The construction project on Forest Service Road 42 has been moved to September to allow us to use the road. So, the long, gravel […]

Jul 5

Portland folks – Work Party Hands Needed

Friends of OSP We need your help! This Friday July 7th is our work party. We have committee members from all over, but this makes it difficult for some to make it to the Portland area to help do this important preparation for our event. We need more hands. Details: 1905 NW 169th Place, Suite […]

Jul 2

The Countdown Begins

  Are you excited? We are! Your OSP committee has been furiously working to get our event together. All we need now are clear skies and beautiful weather. We have amazing speakers who’ll be coming to our event. Check out the Speakers and Members page for more information. 16 SLEEPS BEFORE OSP BEGINS July 18th. […]

Jun 27

Registration is closed – but don’t worry

Thank you to everyone who registered for our event! To those who’ve registered early, the OSP committee is pleased to know you are willing to support our event. Even though we have over 400 people coming, we still have room for you. We can register you on-site. The cost is higher and we may not […]

May 1

Registration is open!

After a whole lot of work from a whole lot of dedicated volunteers, registration is open. We are excited to bring back our event to you after a 3 year unintended pause. Our event may be a little different this year, but the core remains. Fantastic night time sky observing in the beautiful Ochoco National […]

Aug 23

2023 OSP Dates

We are proceeding with plans for OSP 2023 Dates are July 18th through July 23rdIndian Trail SpringOchoco National Forest

Apr 21

OSP Director Team Newsletter — April 2021

OSP Starry Night

Greetings from you OSP Director Team, This is our second off-season update on the status of OSP 2021.  Like our January update, we remain optimistic that OSP 2021 will indeed happen.  We are working through some setbacks and contingencies, but we remain very optimistic that we will have a star party during the August 3rd – 8th time frame […]

Feb 25

Early Registration Upcoming — Late May

Early registration for Oregon Star Party 2021 is tentatively scheduled for late May. We will update this page as we come closer to registration day. Upon registration opening time we will publish the registration link on the OSP home page. Stay tuned!

Feb 25

Looking For Volunteers — Late May

It may not be surprising, but the Oregon Star Party would not be possible without the incredible effort of our volunteers. Every year, OSP comes and ends with a resounding success. And every year, a small battalion composed of committee members and other volunteers generously give their time to prepare for our special week of […]

May 13

Looking For Volunteers!

Due to technical issues with our volunteer signup site, we are no longer taking signups on line. Volunteer signups will be available on site. It may not be surprising, but the Oregon Star Party would not be possible without the incredible effort of our volunteers. Every year, OSP comes and ends with a resounding success. […]

Apr 15

Early Registration Upcoming!

Happy Monday to everyone! We are pleased to announce that early registration for Oregon Star Party 2019 is scheduled to open this Friday April 19th. Upon registration opening time we will publish the registration link on the OSP home page. Stay tuned!

Dec 3

Annual Artwork Contest

This is your chance to win free registration to the 2019 Oregon Star Party. The Oregon Star Party is seeking artwork for next year’s apparel. Winners will also receive a t-shirt with the winning design – yours! For details and specifics, please read the Artwork Contest document below. Entry deadline is midnight,  January 10,  2019. […]

May 1

Solar Eclipse of 2017!

We’re within the final orbit of the Moon as it is glides into position in front of the Sun. The excitement is building as we’ve waited 38 years to see a total solar eclipse in the continental United States. In fact, many of us have waited our whole lives! You bring the excitement, we’ll bring […]