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Summer Solstice Celebration at the Goldendale Observatory

Solstice by Alyssa Eckert

Summer Solstice Celebration at the Goldendale Observatory

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 (6:30 PM - 9:00 PM) (PDT)


1st Place Winner: Solstice Art Contest
Solstice, by Alyssa Eckert, Goldendale, WA
This original art will be a grand prize in the Raffle

Join the Goldendale Chamber at the Goldendale Observatory
 in celebration of the Summer Solstice on the longest day of the year,
 Tuesday, June 21st, 6:30 - 9:00 PM. 

This unique fundraiser combines art and astronomy and will feature solar viewing through the Observatory telescope, a presentation on the history of the Observatory, food, beverages, raffles, and a display of prize-winning solar-themed artworks from the Chamber’s recent art contest.

Guests can view the sun through solar telescopes until dusk. The Goldendale Observatory offers some of the highest-quality live solar viewing opportunities available anywhere,” says Troy Carpenter, Observatory Administrator

Snacks and Refreshments, 50/50 Raffle for Cash Prizes, original art from the 1st & 2nd place winners of the Solstice Art Contest, Solar backpack filled with goodies, T-Shirts, Mugs, and much more. 

Raffle tickets $5 each, Cash Only


Goldendale Chamber - Nicole Lundin & Jacqueline Eide
Introductions, Art Contest Winners

Troy Carpenter, Observatory Administrator - Solar Science

Steve Stout & Jim White - Goldendale Observatory & History

James Day, President - Friends of Gorge Area Parks 

Representative from Carriger Solar Project 

50% of all Proceeds from entry fees and the Raffle will be donated equally between Goldendale Observatory State Park through Friends of Gorge Area Parks and the Chamber's public art project, Art at the Heart of Goldendale. 

Tickets $10 in advance, or $15 at the door.
Chamber members no charge

Goldendale Observatory State Park
1602 Observatory Dr
Goldendale, WA 98620 United States
Event Contact
Nicole Lundin
(509) 773-3400
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Tuesday, June 21, 2022 (6:30 PM - 9:00 PM) (PDT)
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