Experience the splendor of the night sky, highlighting the Perseids Meteor Shower. This meteor shower will be peaking on August 12th, but the moon will affect viewing when it rises later in the night. During this program we will discuss the meteor shower and observe constellations through a laser guided tour led by park staff. Listen as we recount the legends and myths surrounding these mysterious patterns in the sky.
Following the program the park will have telescopes available for an up close look at celestial objects. Telescope availability is subject to time and crowd- size limitations.
Pre-registration is required to attend this Program and spaces are limited.
While you may still observe on your own at the park without attending a program, all visitors should arrive before dark.
Programs are conducted at the Night Sky Viewing Area. Follow the walkway from the public program parking to the seating area.
The park asks that visitors to the Night Sky programs to please leave their pets at home. Dim lighting, large crowds and sensitive equipment do not create a pet-friendly environment.
If the sky is unfavorable for stargazing, an alternative program may be held.
All programs will be cancelled in the event of rain or thunder.Visitors may want to check the Clear Sky Chart for 48-hour forecasts of cloud cover and viewing conditions.
Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 9:00pm to 10:30pm
Cherry Springs State Park
4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport, PA 16915