Cherry Springs Star Party


Presented by: Astronomical Society of Harrisburg

2022 Cherry Springs Star Party will be held from June 2nd to June 5th 2022.

Registration for the 2022 Star Party will open in March 2022 - watch this site for more details!

FUTURE CHERRY SPRINGS STAR PARTY PLANNED DATES:

2022: June 2nd - June 5th, 2022

2023: June 15th - June 18th, 2023

2024: June 6th - June 9th, 2024

2025: June 19th - June 22nd, 2025

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State Park Map

Map of the park, showing the location of the 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.

Cherry Springs Clear Sky Chart