VIP Events

Sunday, August 20th | 5:30 pm
Pre-eclipse Dinner at the Riverhouse Resort in Bend, OR

Get your eclipse questions answered by the experts and learn what to look for during the total solar eclipse on Monday. In partnership with Seattle’s Pacific Science Center, this dinner includes a cocktail reception, a delicious meal, and talks by Astronomer David Schleicher of Lowell Observatory and Planetarium Director Dave Cuomo from the Pacific Science Center.

5:30 pm Reception begins

6:15 pm Dinner

Cost: $96.00/person



Monday, August 21st | 6:00 am – 4:00 pm
Solar Eclipse VIP Experience in Madras, OR

Enjoy access to the VIP area at the Lowell Solar Experience located on the Madras High School Football field. Your VIP access includes solar telescope viewing, a catered buffet, shaded seating, one-on-one discussions with Lowell’s Astronomers, and preferred seating at astronomer talks in the performing arts center.

Cost: $20.00/person



Tuesday, August 22nd | 6:00 pm
Complimentary Dinner at the Riverhouse Resort in Bend, OR

Lowell Observatory is hosting this event as an expression of gratitude for your loyal support. Please join us for dinner and astronomy talks. Lowell Director Jeff Hall, Astronomer Gerard Van Belle will discuss “Orbits and Votes and Demotions, Oh My! – The Story of Pluto and Planethood” Lowell Observatory Trustee Lowell Putnam and Director Jeff Hall will unveil exciting future plans for our visitor program on the Mars Hill campus in Flagstaff.

6:00 pm Cocktail reception – cash bar

7:00 pm Dinner and talks

No charge. This is our thank you for your loyal support!



Tuesday, August 22nd | 9:30 pm
Star Party at the Entrada Lodge in Bend, OR

Wrap up your eclipse experience with an evening of star gazing with Lowell astronomers and other Lowell Observatory members. Enjoy wine, beer and light appetizers in the beautiful pines.

No charge. Registration not necessary.