Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Jim Hammond for an exploration of the summer night sky at privately-owned Rimrock Ranch. Jim and friends will set up powerful telescopes and help folks identify constellations, planets and far-away galaxies. Explore astronomy and get a rare chance to enjoy the dark skies of this privately-owned ranch. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.
To register, please click the yellow “Register Now” button above.
Outing Details + Route
Hike Rating: This is an easy outing with minimal walking.
Route: The star party will occur adjacent to the parking area in a grassy meadow. Terrain will be uneven at times.
Elevation gain/loss: There is no elevation gain/loss for this outing.
What to Bring
Flashlights, warm clothes, blankets or camp chairs, snacks, water, sturdy hiking shoes. Dress for the weather.
About the Property
Rimrock Ranch is a privately-owned 1,120 acre ranch near Sisters. The Deschutes Land Trust worked with its owners to protect its outstanding fish and wildlife habitat, pine forests and productive ranchland. Rimrock Ranch contains roughly 1.5 miles of Whychus Creek, juniper forests, native grasslands and is home to a host of wildlife species.