Astronomy Magazine:

Sky and Telescope:

Heavens Above:

NASA - Astronomy Picture of the Day

Curiosity rover JPL website:

Universe Today blog:

Rufus Day - Local Sisters Astronomer

Special Astronomical Events - 2017

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Meetings take place at Sisters Park & Recreation District's Coffield Community Center (see address above) and start with an introductory talk and/or slideshow.
Note:  Starting time is when the presentation begins in the SPRD Building.
All times are Pacific Daylight Saving Time


  • Upcoming Total Solar Eclipse on Monday. August 21, 2017.

  • Meteorite Display

  • RECON:  Display of equipment that is used to record an occultation event:   Telescope - 11 inch Celestron SCT, CCD Camera, IOTA timing Device &   Laptop Computer

  • Weather permitting, a solar telescope will be set up to view sun spots.

General Meetings:

Held at 7:00 PM on third Tuesday of the month - January through November at:
Sisters Park & Recreation District
Coffield Community Center
1750 W. McKinney Butte Road
Sisters, OR 97759
(SW corner of the parking lot - Sisters High School - See map below)

Links providing detailed information about the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse


Tips for the August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse:

Oregon Solar Fest Website:

Programs & Club Events - 2017

Science Fair - Sisters Science Club

Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM
 The Sisters Astronomy Club will have a booth setup

Student Meetings:

Twice a month at Sisters High School - Rima Givot's room at 12:00 Noon

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Affiliated Organizations

Sisters Park & Recreation District    
Sisters Science Club

Oregon Observatory at Sun River

Pine Mountain Observatory


Deschutes Land Trust

LOCATION              DATE         DAY  TIME

Rim Rock Ranch     Aug 12     Sat 7:30 PM                   
Whychus Canyon   Sep 16     Sat  7:00 PM

Publications & Blogs 

Paths of Future and Past Total Solar Eclipses

(Note: April 8, 2024 across Eastern USA)

MONTH          DATE             DAY                TIME      

April                29                    Saturday        8:30 PM

May                 20                    Saturday        9:00 PM

July                  15                    Saturday        9:00 PM

August            19                    Saturday        8:30 PM

September     23                    Saturday        7:30 PM

October          21                    Saturday        7:00 PM

Sisters Observatory - Clear Sky Chart

Deschutes Land Trust Star Parties at Rimrock Ranch

Contact DLT for more information and Registration.