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Private Dark Sky Telescope Tour: Gods in the Sky

Private Dark Sky Telescope Tour: Gods in the Sky

Join us at Cherry Spring State Park to take in the splendor of a gold-rated International Dark Skies Park. Those interested in experiencing a more personalized, small group telescope tour of the night sky can join North Star Outdoor Guides for a private telescope tour of the night sky.  Participants in this program will be guaranteed ample telescope time without long waits. Includes a discussion of the importance of dark skies, a Native American Night Sky story, a laser guided tour of various constellations, and telescope viewing.  Enjoy listening to various stories from Greek Mythology while viewing deep sky objects near the constellation being discussed.  Objects which may be viewed include planets, nebulae, red giants, globular clusters, galaxies, and binary star systems. 

Private Night Sky Tours (max. capacity 16): $20/person (includes a $3 non-refundable processing fee; Children (age 5 and under) Free

Dress so you are comfortable for the anticipated night temperatures. Bring chairs, bug spray, and a small flashlight. We can supply red cellophane to cover lens.

COVID-19 Regulations: Participants over the age of 2 are required by law to wear masks when within 6ft of a non-family members unless there is a medical exemption.  Guests must be seated socially distanced from those not living under the same roof by 6ft.  When viewing though the telescope we ask that you use the provided disposable safety glasses. 

Registration Required - Registration will open 45 days prior to class when possible and close at 3pm 2 days prior to class (or when full). You may put your name on a waitlist if class is full. Class size is limited to only 16 seats.

Payment must be pre-paid to complete your registration or your registration will be removed.

 

The program will be cancelled in the event of rain or overcast skies.

 

Weather Policy: If weather or predicted overcast skies result in us having to cancel the program you will receive a refund minus the $3.00 non-refundable processing fee. (Any decision to cancel the program in its entirety will be made by 3pm the day before the event.)  We will do our best to utilize weather forecasts and the Cherry Springs Clear Dark Skies Chart (http://www.cleardarksky.com/c/ChrSprPkPAkey.html) to pre-determine if a program will be possible.  However, due to the fickle-nature of weather our best made efforts may be thwarted and the sky may be overcast during your scheduled tour.  In the event your guide is unable to show you at least 3 deep sky objects you will receive a coupon valued at the fee you paid to be used towards a future program (good for two years).  If preferred, you can opt to receive a 50% refund in lieu of a coupon.

 

Participant Cancellations: If you choose to cancel your reservation before 3pm two days prior to the event you will be refunded minus the $3.00 non-refundable processing fee.  No refunds are given for no shows or cancellations by the participant after 3pm two days prior to the event.

 

Questions? Contact Wild Asaph Outfitters home of North Star Outdoor Guides at wildasaphoutfitters@gmail.com or 570-724-5155

 Cherry Springs State Park 
4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport, PA 16915

Friday, September 18 at 7:45pm to 9:15pm

Cherry Springs State Park
4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport, PA 16915

Bureau

State Parks

Categories

Educational Programs, Get Outdoors PA

Outdoor Activities

Stargazing

Region

North, Pennsylvania Wilds

Cost

$20

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