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Early Registration Is Open Until July 12
Message from OSP Director
Welcome to Oregon Star Party website and my small corner! Early registration
is now open and continues through Friday July 12 . The whole Oregon Star Party
has worked hard and there is no increase in this year’s registration fees, the
cost of showers or apparel. Please take advantage of our early registration,
as this helps for planning purposes and will save you some money.
Oregon Star Party would not happen without a tremendous
effort from volunteers. If you would like to lend a hand,
you can read about the opportunities and drop us a line
from the Volunteer
Oregon Star Party has now become a 6 day event, this year starting on Tuesday
August 6 and running until Sunday August 11th. As I mentioned above, the shower
truck will be returning, offering showers daily, starting on Wednesday and
continuing until Saturday afternoon. We also have a new food vendor this year,
Headwater’s Cafe. The Cafe will be open from Wednesday afternoon through Sunday
morning and be offering pre-ordered dinners on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
Check out the menu on our website and be sure and order your dinners, when you register,
as Headwater’s Cafe will only have a limited number of extra dinners. Espresso Blast
will also be coming back this year, offering coffee and other beverages that allow many
of us to keep observing till dawn.
Traditional events at OSP will not be left out. The swap meet, great speakers, adult
and youth mentoring, The Solar System Walk, guided hike to Indian Trail Spring (the
namesake of our site), night sky tours, 4 different observing lists that will test
anyones skills, and of course, just enjoying beautiful Central Oregon and The Ochoco
Oregon Star Party happens each year solely because of volunteer power: there are no
paid positions. This means that OSP can’t happen without a lot of elbow grease and
volunteer power. Interested in lending a hand? Check out the many volunteer
opportunities on the Volunteer Page. You might want to take a shift as a Greeter,
directing traffic or the coveted Shower Truck Ticket Taker position.
As so many of you already know, Indian Trail Spring is a wonderful site with 360 degree
horizons, 5000 foot elevation, 40+ acres of space to accommodate any size vehicle or RV
and best of all, the darkest sky of any major star party in the continental United States.
Thanks for taking a look at our website. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to
send us an email. Oregon Star Party is also on Facebook and you can also find answers
to many of your questions by joining the OSP Forum.
Hope to see you at Indian Trail Spring, home of the 26th Annual Oregon Star Party, August 6-11, 2013
Director Oregon Star Party