Public Nights and Star Parties
Located at the John Inskeep Environmental
Learning Center of Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, Oregon and
managed by the Rose City Astronomers
Through a partnership with
Clackamas Community College, the Rose City Astronomers (RCA) maintains the
Observatory and coordinates public access to the Haggart Observatory.
We have scheduled
the following Public Nights at the Haggart Observatory, and invite those
interested to visit the Observatory the hours listed below.
Please NOTE If the weather is
"iffy" during the day of the event, call
503-594-6044 Option 1 after
3:00 p.m. on the day of the event for a recorded message to see if we will be operating that
night. You can also check the RCA home page for updates after 3pm.
Public Nights & Star
Parties at the
Photo by Bob Cochran
Clackamas Community College
- Oct 18 - 7:00pm-10:00pm - Saturday
- Nov 15 - 5:30pm-9:00pm - Saturday
- Dec 13 - 5:30pm-9:00pm - Saturday
Public Nights & Star Parties at the
- Jan 24 - 6-8:30pm - Saturday
- Feb 14 - 6:30-9pm - Saturday
- Mar 27 - 8:30-11pm - Saturday
- Apr 24 - 9-11:30pm - Friday
- May 22 - 9:30-12pm - Saturday
- Jun 5 - 9:30-12pm - Friday
- Jun6 - 9:30-12pm - Saturday
- Jul 24 - 9:30-12pm - Friday
- Aug 7 - 9:30-12pm - Friday
- Aug 8 - 9:30-12pm - Saturday
- Sep 5 - 8:30-11pm - Saturday
- Oct 3 - 8:30-11pm - Saturday
- Nov 7 - 6-8:30pm - Saturday
- Dec5 -5:30-8pm - Saturday
If you plan on attending one
of these Public Nights, please pay attention to the following:
There is no registration or
charge, just show up and enjoy the views through the telescopes.
Depending on the number of
people showing up at any one time, you may have to wait your turn to
view through the main telescope - and your viewing time may be limited
in order to give others waiting a similar opportunity.
You will have to be
physically able to climb stairs to reach the observing deck and a ladder
to actually view through the telescope.
Please DO NOT bring
flashlights of any kind. There is adequate local light to see the path
to the observatory and climb the stairs.
Limited parking is located
directly across from the observatory and in nearby lots.
If the weather is "iffy"
during the day of the event, please call
503-594-6044 Option 1 after 3:00
p.m. on the day of the event to hear a recorded message announcing
whether the event will be held or cancelled. If the sky forecast is no
worse than "partly cloudy" we will usually go forward with an event.
Click on the "Haggart Clear Sky Chart"
at the top of this page to look at the
prediction we generally rely on when making our decision whether or not
to cancel an event.
Other information about
Groups and organizations
interested in scheduling an observing event at the Observatory should
RCA Haggart Observatory Coordinator
RCA Members should check out
the Haggart Observatory section of the RCA Forum about how and when
members can schedule use of the Observatory.
If you have any further
question, contact the RCA Haggart Observatory Coordinator via email: