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May 2024

May 17 First Quarter Friday

May 17 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
College Hill Reservoir, 24th Avenue and Lawrence Street
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Join us for our First Quarter Friday star party on the evening of May 17th. This will likely be our last star party on the College Hill Reservoir, so come enjoy the night sky with us for the last time at this venue. We're looking for an alternate site, and we have every intention of continuing our First Quarter Friday tradition, so keep an eye on this space for updates about our new location. The College Hill Reservoir is at…

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Farewell to College Hill Reservoir party May 30th

May 30 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
College Hill Reservoir, 24th Avenue and Lawrence Street
Eugene, OR 97401 United States

EWEB is hosting a farewell party at the College Hill Reservoir on the afternoon of Thursday, May 30th from 4:30 to 6:30. EAS will be there with solar telescopes to provide one last opportunity to do some astronomy on the reservoir deck before it's torn down. Come join the party. If you have a solar-filtered telescope, bring it, but otherwise just come and have a look through ours. There will also be a band, food, and ice cream on hand,…

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June 2024

June 14 First Quarter Friday Star Party CANCELLED

June 14 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dexter State Recreation Site, Dexter State Recreation Site
Dexter, OR 97431 United States
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Our First Quarter Friday Star Party for June 14 has been cancelled due to cloudy weather. Our next star party will be our big annual dark-sky star party at Dexter State Recreation Site on July 27th. This is along highway 58 southeast of Eugene, opposite the town of Dexter.  Star Party Dos and Don'ts Dress warmly. Nights can get chilly even in summer. Preserve your night vision and everyone else's. It takes up to 20 minutes for eyes to adapt…

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Monthly Meeting: The Lesser Constellations of Summer by Andy Edelen – Thursday June 20th, 7:00pm

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eugene Science Center Planetarium, 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy
Eugene, OR 97401 United States

Next Meeting Thursday, June 20th, 7:00 p.m. The Lesser Constellations of Summer by Andy Edelen The northern summer skies are dominated by six major constellations: Cygnus, Lyra, Aquila, Ophiuchus, Scorpius, and Sagittarius. But what about the constellations that fill in the gaps? What about Vulpecula or Sagitta; are they ignored because of their small sizes, or because there is little of interest in them? What about Delphinus, and whose coffin is it? And who put Antinous and Tigris in there?…

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July 2024

Last Friday Forever Star Party July 5, 2024

July 5 @ 9:30 pm - July 6 @ 12:00 am
College Hill Reservoir, 24th Avenue and Lawrence Street
Eugene, OR 97401 United States

EWEB is closing the College Hill Reservoir on July 8th, so we're hosting one last star party there on Friday, July 5th. Come get one final cascade of photons from the distant cosmos at this fabulous old observing site. There'll be no Moon out that night, so this will be as dark a night as we ever get from town. We'll start at dusk (about 9:15-9:30) and go as late as people want.

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Monthly Meeting: Telescope Workshop and General Get-together – Thursday July 18th, 7:00pm

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eugene Science Center Planetarium, 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy
Eugene, OR 97401 United States

This year we’ve decided to do a telescope workshop in July so we can help people tune up and learn to use their telescopes with immediate payoff under clear summer skies. If you have a scope that needs work, or if you need help learning how to use it, bring it! And if not, bring your expertise. You might be able to help someone else. We’ll also use this time for general socializing. This is a chance to visit with…

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