Thank you to all who attended our Grand Return. We were blessed with pleasant nighttime temperatures and everything Indian Trail Spring has given us in the past, clear skies. Albeit, the daytime temperatures were a bit hot. Sunday before the event the temperature tickled the 100 degree level. Fortunately, Monday and Sunday, our set up […]
Fire suppression and keeping cool.
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!
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 […]
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 […]
We’re getting close to our event. Please read the information on our website Go to the About tab and navigate to the Ochoco National Forest. Please help us be great stewards of the forest and enjoy our event for years to come.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Will you be joining us Oregon Star Party this year?Are you interested in volunteering?In order for our star party to take place each year, we recruit nearly 100 volunteers to help make sure that each day’s activities run smoothly. Many of you reading this blog have volunteered in years past. When you register, we’ll have […]
Hello friends of the Oregon Star Party! We’ve been working diligently to plan the event for this July.We’ve had several meetings about getting our event together. We have not had our event for the last three years due to Covid and other issues and fewer members of the committee. It’s been a challenge to get […]
Registration for OSP 2022 is officially is open. Please use the following link to register: 2022 OSP Registration. Spring rains and snow have been higher than normal for the area, so we are very hopeful for a successful OSP2022. The good news continues in that, unlike everything else in the US, all of our registration fee prices […]
Release date: 20 January 2022 The Oregon Star Party committee met on January 12th and started the planning process for OSP2022. After two years of bad fortune (2020 cancelled by COVID and 2021 cancelled by fire threat) we are trying to build in as many contingencies as we can to assure that OSP 2022 really happens this […]
We are proceeding with plans for OSP 2023 Dates are July 18th through July 23rdIndian Trail SpringOchoco National Forest
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 […]
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!
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 […]
Greetings. We hope you had a safe and happy holiday season. Now that the holidays are over and winter is in full swing, it’s time to think of good times ahead. What could be more inspiring on a cold, wet winter night than to think of clear dark skies with our scopes pointed skyward surrounded by astronomy […]
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. […]
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!
We’ve selected our artwork this year’s OSP. Also featured is an update on registration.
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. […]
Our third edition of the Oregon Star Party (OSP) newsletters marks the last issue before the gathering at Indian Trail Spring. We hope that you have gotten something out of the three publications. Just to remind everyone the fire danger is rated at EXTREME, please be mindful of open flames. Campfires are banned at OSP […]
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 […]