Cherry Springs Star Party
May 30th to June 2nd 2019
Presented by: Astronomical Society of Harrisburg
Cherry Springs Star Party 2019
The Cherry Springs Star Party or CSSP will be held at Cherry Springs State Park near Coudersport, PA. Cherry Springs State Park is well known for nice dark skies and we hope you'll enjoy them with us at the Cherry Springs Star Party! Our 2018 Star Party was a great success and featured talented speakers and opportunities for observing. The Registration Desk will open at the park at 12 PM on Thursday May 30, 2019 and will be open at various times throughout the weekend. We hope to see YOU at the Star Party!
State Park Map
Map of the park, showing Overnight Astronomy Observation Field where the Cherry Springs Star Party is held.
Cherry Springs State Park - 4639 Cherry Springs Rd, Coudersport, PA 16915
Cherry Springs State Park was named Pennsylvania's first dark sky park by the DCNR in 2000. The adjoining Cherry Springs Airport, built in 1935, was closed and its land was added to the park in 2006, to expand its stargazing area. On June 11, 2007, the International Dark-Sky Association named it the second "International Dark Sky Park"; under optimum conditions the Milky Way casts a discernible shadow. Cherry Springs has received national press coverage and hosts two star parties a year, which attract hundreds of astronomers. There are regular stargazing and educational programs for the public at the park, and the Woodsmen's Show attracts thousands each summer. Cherry Springs also offers rustic camping, picnic facilities, and trails for mountain biking, hiking, and snowmobiling.