Program Details

Star Gazing Party: Larch Mountain

August 24 / 6:30 PM - August 24 / 10:30 PM


( Photo credit: Pieter Kuiper (Wikimedia Commons))




Join us for an evening of summer time star gazing on Larch Mountain. We’ll carpool from the Shambhala Center up to Larch Mountain (about an hour) and hike a short uphill ¼ mile to the viewpoint. Mark Douglass and his son Scotty will bring their 8” refractor telescope for viewing the planets, stars, and galaxies that are visible at that time of year. We’ll head for home after a couple hours (10:30 pm or so).


Bring your telescope if you have one, a jacket, folding chair, gas money for the driver, and snacks if you want them. Flashlights should be covered in red cellophane or have a red filter of some sort (helps the eyes stay adjusted to the darkness).


Meeting location: Portland Shambhala Center 

Meeting time: 6:30 pm

Drive time: 1 hr each way 

Event leader: Mark Douglass



  RSVP required for this event 


Please RSVP to Mark Douglass, Family Council Chair, if you plan to attend this Star Gazing Party.


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