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Kah-Nee-Ta Messier Marathon Star Party
For RCA Members and Their Guests
Advance Reservations Highly Recommended!

There are currently no Star Parties scheduled here
Deadline for the special rate is April 10th
After that it will be the best rate available that time.

RCA Special Hotel Rate is $110 per room per night
Plus $10.80 tax (12%) per room per night
Plus $10 Resort Fee per room per night
Total with fees is $130.80 per room per night

A charge of $14.00 per person per room will be assessed for triple and quadruple occupancy
Rollaway Beds Available for Lodge Rooms: $15.00 each. Rollaway beds not available for Village
Children under 14 are free when occupying the same room as their parents

A Village Pool Pass is included with your room reservation.

You must CALL to make your own reservations
and be sure to mention that you want the Rose City Astronomers rate Group ID #25J3DM.
The special rate is NOT available online.
1-800-554-4786

You don't even need a telescope to participate; other members are enthusiastic to share their views. This is a good opportunity for beginners to get acquainted and seasoned observers to get back into the groove. We look forward to seeing you there!

While the weather almost always cooperates for great viewing, we have great lodging, activities and a good time even on bad weather days.

 

44 51' 33" North 121 10' 47" West
Resort Location

 

Check in time is 4:30pm Friday
Check out time is 11:30am Sunday

Since RCA has a contract with Kah-Nee-Ta guaranteeing a certain number of rooms we never cancel the outing once the dates are set.

RCA is NOT responsible for your reservations
or your deposit with the resort.

No Refunds within 72 hours of your first reserved night.

 

Directions Viewing Lodging Meals Reservations

Known for its clear, dark skies this time of year, the Kah-Nee-Ta Resort offers a family retreat atmosphere with many amenities and activities. Come and observe your favorite objects under Central Oregon's clear dark skies, spend a wonderful weekend with other astronomers swapping observing stories and exchanging information, or even just spend a relaxing weekend with your family, all in comfortable accommodations that offer various other activities.

Kah-Nee-Ta affords a warm bed and hot shower (a great benefit in March), good food, and a giant fireplace. The Kah-Nee-Ta Resort has a variety of family activities in which all can participate. They roll out the carpet for RCA, offering us rooms at half off their regular prices as well as a social gathering room for daytime get-togethers.

There is no formal registration for the event itself, but you must make your own room reservations directly with Kah-Nee-Ta.

ACTIVITIES: An information sheet will be available at the general meeting, and in the social room during the event. This will include a map to the observing site. There are other activities available through the resort: hiking, a swimming pool and a health spa. Check the web site for more resort information at Kah-Nee-Ta.

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Driving Directions:

From Portland travel east on Hwy 26 past Mt. Hood Government Camp, turning south towards Bend at the junction on Mt. Hood. Approximately 29 miles east of Government Camp turn left at the big Kah-Nee-Ta sign onto Highway #9 towards Simnasho. At Simnasho (about 6.5 miles) you will turn right at the stop sign onto Hwy #3.

At 13.2 miles from Simnasho on Hwy #3 take a left onto Warm Springs Road. You will come to the Kah-Nee-Ta Village about 1.25 miles further.

A Driving Map can be found here. Plan on a 2 hour drive from Portland via Highway 26, and 4 hours via Highway 84 and 97, plus any stops you may make.

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Viewing Location:

Directions will be available at Kah-Nee-Ta on how to get to the viewing area.

Do not plan on leaving any equipment set up. You will have to pack it up and take it with you after each of your viewing sessions.

Don't forget to use parking lights in the viewing area, red flashlights, red covers for computer screens, etc. You know the drill.

If you are new to observing here is some information on Star Party Etiquette, Star Party Supplies and Star Party Tips.

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Meals:

Kah-Nee-Ta has a full service restaurant (reservations recommended), a cafe and a lounge. There is a gift shop, and a few vending machines.

Meals are on your own and are not included.


Lodging:

There is only reserved lodging which must be arranged directly with the Resort by calling Kah-Nee-Ta directly at 1-800-554-4786

RCA is NOT responsible for your reservations or your deposit with the resort, regardless of the weather, pass conditions, etc.

RCA has negotiated a special rate. Children under 14 are free when occupying the same room as their parents.  This represents a savings of 50% over regular room rates.

Kah-Nee-Ta has a policy that you will be charged for your first night if you cancel within 72 hours of your expected stay, regardless of the weather, pass conditions, etc.

Bring whatever you need for sleeping in a hotel and viewing in a remote area.

The full information for the Kah-Nee-Ta Resort is located on their web page.

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Kah-Nee-Ta Reservations:

RCA is NOT responsible for your reservations or your deposit with the resort.

To register for a room and get the to get the special rates you MUST call Kah-Nee-Ta directly at 1-800-554-4786 to make your reservation, ask for the special RCA star party rate. RCA has reserved only a certain number of rooms at the special rate so please make your reservations as soon as possible.

We have negotiated a special rate per room per night, single or double, plus $15 extra per person up to a maximum of four per room.  Children under 14 are free when occupying the same room as their parents. This represents a savings of 50% over regular room rates. 

Kah-Nee-Ta has a policy that you will be charged for your first night if you cancel within 72 hours of your expected stay, regardless of the weather, pass conditions, etc.

If you have questions about Kah-Nee-Ta call the resort at 1-800-554-4768.

The full information for the Kah-Nee-Ta Resort is located on their web page


If you have any further questions email the VP of Observing.

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