Sidewalk Astronomers are a loosely knit group of amateur
astronomers from the Vancouver / Portland area dedicated to sharing
a view of the heavens with all who are interested. Typically a "Star
Party" is scheduled and interested individuals are notified
of the time and place. Frequently a telescope or other equipment
is demonstrated for the budding astronomer. At times a general invitation
to the public is advertised in "The Columbian".
a star party all interested are welcome to stop and take a peek through
the telescopes. Occasionally astronomy classes are given with a star party
following. Teachers are welcome to contact us regarding setting up star
parties for individual classes.
provide an excellent way to be introduced to astronomy. Unlike most
sciences, the amateur can play a major role in astronomy. Most of
the commercial or institutional telescopes have to be put to some
very specialized uses in order to justify the cost of their existence.
Many tasks of astronomy can only be accomplished by dedicated amateur
astronomers equipped with small telescopes and simple equipment.
VSA Founder Stan Seeberg
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Star Parties for the following:
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY [OMSI] VANCOUVER SIDEWALK
ROSE CITY ASTRONOMERS [RCA]