Sunset over the Columbia

It was a gorgeous weekend in Portland and it was also a star party weekend. We volunteered to show people the stars as part of our local astronomy club, so we made our way out to Rooster Rock State Park on Saturday. As is typical for these evenings, the sunset was a great prelude to looking up. It’s just too bad the seeing wasn’t so great and the moon was a bit bright, but we saw my favorites, Mizar and Alcor.