In order to make everyone’s time here safe and comfortable, we ask participants to review and respect the rules for this event. Oregon Star Party is located on Forest Service lands, all attendees, vendors, volunteers need to adhere to conditions for use. The hill and prairie that the site is located on is treeless, so there is limited shade. It can be hot during the day and mild too cold during the night. However, there have been monsoon type downpours, lightning, and dust devils powerful enough to lift tents, canopies, ice chests and telescopes.
Fire safety is our #1 concern. In addition to the USFS Rules, OSP requires that everyone must adhere to the following:
- No campfires! Propane gas stoves and propane gas BBQs are allowed for cooking purposes, but must have an on/off valve (i.e., no sterno stoves)
- NO OPEN FIRE PITS OR BOXES
- Forest Service Regulations require that you bring a shovel, an ax, and an extra five gallons of water dedicated for fire suppression when cooking or operating a generator.
Due to the high fire danger, smoking (including E-cigarettes) is permitted only in an enclosed vehicle OR trailer.
More information is in the OSP Rules & Guidelines PDF below.
- GENERAL ASTRONOMY GUIDELINES
Please above all else, Be courteous to all your neighbors near and far. Please treat the land with respect. And above all, have fun and enjoy the skies.