See if you can spot the International Space Station

, Posted: Wed, June 4 2014 at 5:58 PM, Updated: Wed, June 4 2014 at 6:41 PM

(OPB) Calling all Oregonians! Step right up, armchair astronomers and sporadic stargazers! This week, the whole state has a chance to catch a glimpse of the International Space Station passing through the sky.

KOIN reports that the Space Station (which is about the size of a football field) will be visible without a telescope until June 17, appearing as a bright light streaking through the sky from west to east.

Jim Todd, the director of space and science education at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, said in an interview with KOIN that the Space Station orbits the Earth at about 17,500 mph.

You can visit NASA’s website to look up what time in the night is optimal to see the Space Station in your area.

This story originally appeared on Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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