Now to September 30 Solar and Dark Sky Programs at Stonehenge Memorial (Maryhill, WA) Solar show: 4 p.m. Evening sky show: 8:30 p.m. While closed for maintenance and upgrades, the Goldendale Observatory staff will give solar and dark sky interpretive programs at the Stonehenge Memorial located at 87 Stonehenge Drive. Goldendale Observatory's Stonehenge hours will be 1 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. For best experience and to ensure full staff availability, visiting at show times is recommended. For more information, visit: https://parks.state.wa.us/512/Goldendale-Observatory
July 14 Starry Night at the Museum 5 p.m. on... (Click link for info) Join Maryhill Museum for a magical stargazing experience in one of the most majestic settings imaginable.
August 11-12 Vintage Dufur Days in Dufur, OR Live music, museum displays, a main Street parade, food court, field operations (vintage tractors, implements, binders, sack sewing, etc), a vintage tractor pull and much more!
August 13-14 Perseids meteor shower The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at their peak. The shower's peak usually occurs on August 13 & 14, but you may be able to see some meteors any time from July 23 to August 22. The radiant point for this shower will be in the constellation Perseus. Look to the northeast after midnight.
August 21-26 Sherman County Fair in Moro, OR (Click link for schedule)
August 25 Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite in concert at Maryhill Winery Sorry, both of our rooms are booked the night of this event.
September 15 Three Rivers Dulcimer Society & Upriver Dulcimers at Maryhill Museum 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Dulcimer players from Tri-cities, WA and Estacada, OR will jam at Maryhill Museum of Art. Both groups feature the Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer and occasionally meet to play together. This is a drop-in event with music throughout the day; free with admission. Players generally break for lunch about noon and resume jamming about 1 p.m.
September 22 Romanian Cultural Festival at Maryhill Museum 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate the centennial of Romania’s Great Union, the 1918 unification of Transylvania, and the provinces of Bessarabia and Bukovina with the Romanian Kingdom. Enjoy folk dance and music performances by local groups and the Romanian Folkloric Ensemble, Datina from Seattle, sample traditional Romanian fare, and view the exhibition Romanian Identity, Royalty and Architecture. Hands-on art for children and families will also be offered. The festival is sponsored and presented by the Romanian American Society, the American Romanian Cultural Society and the Northwest Romanian Community.
October 6-7 Car is King Weekend at Maryhill Museum (Click link for schedule) Celebrate Sam Hill’s love of roads, the automobile, and the arts during this two-day festival devoted to creativity in all its forms.
October 21-22 Orionids meteor shower The Orionids is an average shower producing about 20 meteors per hour at their peak. This shower usually peaks on the 21st, but it is highly irregular. A good show could be experienced on any morning from October 20 to 24, and some meteors may be seen any time from October 17 - 25. Best viewing will be to the east after midnight.
November 17-18 Leonids meteor shower The Leonids is one of the better meteor showers to observe, producing an average of 40 meteors per hour at their peak. The shower itself has a cyclic peak year every 33 years where hundreds of meteors can be seen each hour. The last of these occurred in 2001. The shower usually peaks on November 17 & 18, but you may see some meteors from November 13 to 20. Look for the shower radiating from the constellation Leo after midnight.
December 13-14 Gemenids meteor shower Considered by many to be the best meteor shower in the heavens, the Geminids are known for producing up to 60 multicolored meteors per hour at their peak. The peak of the shower usually occurs around December 13 & 14, although some meteors should be visible from December 6 to 19. The radiant point for this shower will be in the constellation Gemini. Best viewing is usually to the east after midnight.
January 3-4 Quadrantids meteor shower The Quadrantids are an above average shower, with up to 40 meteors per hour at their peak. The shower usually peaks on January 3 & 4, but some meteors can be visible from January 1 to 5. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Look for meteors radiating from the constellation Bootes.
April 21-22 Lyrids meteor shower The Lyrids are an average shower, usually producing about 20 meteors per hour at their peak. These meteors can produce bright dust trails that last for several seconds. The shower usually peaks on April 21 & 22, although some meteors can be visible from April 16 to 25. Look for meteors radiating from the constellation of Lyra after midnight.