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Starry Night at the Museum

About the Event

Join us at Maryhill Museum of Art for a summer tradition – a magical overnight campout and stargazing experience in one of the most majestic settings imaginable. Volunteer Astronomers will provide telescopes to give visitors awe-inspiring views of the summer night sky over the Columbia River Gorge. Catch glimpses of the Milky Way, the Andromeda Galaxy, Sagittarius, Jupiter, Venus and Mars! 

Learn about the stars during a twilight conversation or explore the museum, which will be open late. Visitors who wish to stargaze without camping, are welcome. Stargazing only is FREE on the grounds of the museum.

Starry Night at the Museum - Maryhill Museum - Columbia Gorge

Upcoming Event

29 June 2024
Artist raises her hands while Painting the Night Sky workshop

One Day Workshop: Painting the Night Sky II (with Laurel Bushman)

Painting the Night Sky II (with Laurel Bushman) June 29th 1:00 to 4:00p.m. This class will guide you through the galaxies using abstract techniques to paint colorful nebulas surrounded by a sea of stars. Hood River, OR. & Scottsdale, AZ. artist Laurel Bushman will expand your imagination and techniques using NASA approved deep space photography […] ...

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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29 June 2024
People on the lawn watching speaker at Starry Night

2024 Starry Night at the Museum

Camp out on Maryhill’s beautiful Great Lawn and get ready for a truly special and unique evening.  The museum will stay open until 7pm for event participants. Storyteller Will Hornyak and Astronomer Troy Carpenter will educate and entertain as the evening events proceed. Rose City Astronomers will set up telescopes and give you incredible views […] ...

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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