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Night Sky Tour - Intro to the Fall Sky

Experience the wonder of the night sky at Cherry Springs State Park through a laser-guided tour conducted by park staff.

Explore the constellations of Ursa Major (Big Bear, containing the Big Dipper), Perseus, and Andromeda. Listen as we recount the legends and myths surrounding these mysterious patterns in the sky. Learn about park history, current use, and the importance of dark night skies. Learn about park history, current use, and the importance of dark night skies.

Registration encouraged, but not required. Should we need to cancel or modify a program due to weather, etc., we will email all registered participants. Optional registration will open 45 days before the program. 


Cold weather note: Program will be cancelled if forecasted windchill is below 25°F, or if rain or snow is forecast.  


While you may still observe on your own at the park without attending a program, all visitors should arrive before dark.

Programs occur at Night Sky Public Viewing Area. Park in the gravel lot and follow the walkway next to the restrooms to the seating area. Since seating is limited, you may want to bring a chair and/or blanket.

We ask that park visitors please leave their pets at home. Dim lighting, large crowds and sensitive equipment do not create a pet-friendly environment.

All programs will be cancelled in the event of rain or thunder.

Check the Clear Sky Chart or Astrospheric for 48-hour forecasts of cloud cover and viewing conditions.

Photo courtesy of Universe Today

Saturday, October 7 at 7:15pm to 8:00pm

More dates through October 28, 2023

Cherry Springs State Park, Night Sky Public Viewing Area
4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport, PA 16915


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