Cherry Springs Star Party

June 18th to 21st 2020

Presented by: Astronomical Society of Harrisburg

Cherry Springs Star Party 2020

The Cherry Springs Star Party or CSSP will be held on 18-21 June 2020 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 2019 Star Party was a great success and featured talented speakers and opportunities for observing. We hope to see YOU at the Star Party!

Registration for the 2020 Cherry Springs Star Party will open on March 1st

The staff of the 2019 Cherry Springs Star Party wishes to thank all those who attended the party this year - we hope to see you all again next year - hopefully under clearer (and drier) skies!


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.

Cherry Springs Clear Sky Chart