Join the LOC and the University of Oregon on a field trip to Pine Mountain Observatory, 34 miles southeast of Bend, and explore how the UO is enabling public safety and advancing research through the deployment of scientific infrastructure.
This tour is scheduled for Thursday, September 26, 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Pre-registration is required, with a maximum of 50 participants.
Attendees will learn how the Oregon Hazards Lab translates research into a safer Oregon, including ShakeAlert, ALERTWildfire, and the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network. Following the presentation, the group will enjoy the observatory and view the night sky through telescopes, including a 24-incher (clear skies permitting).
Transportation, a boxed dinner, and refreshments will be provided. Vans will board 15 minutes before departure. The observatory is at 6,500 ft. elevation, so please dress warmly and wear layers to ward off the evening chill - and be sure to wear close-toed shoes.