Star Party, Rimrock Ranch

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Jim Hammond for an exploration of the summer night sky at Rimrock Ranch. Jim and friends from the Sisters Astronomy Club will set up powerful telescopes and help you identify constellations, planets, and far-away galaxies. Explore astronomy and get a rare chance to enjoy the dark skies of this protected ranch. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

Face masks: Per Oregon Health Authority (OHA) guidelines, face masks are no longer required indoors or outside. Individuals who wish to wear a face mask may do so.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is an 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

    Flashlight/Headlamp, warm clothes, blankets or camp chairs, small telescopes (if you have them), snacks, water, closed toe 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

  • Accessibility

    The Land Trust is working to make our Walks + Hikes as accessible as possible. Please let us know at least one week in advance if there is something we can do or provide to support you in participating in this outing to the fullest and we will accommodate as possible.