Join us for this special 2 hr. event as we watch the shadow of Earth progress to a full lunar eclipse. Only 28% of all lunar eclipses are total eclipses and they only happen about every 2 ½ years! And what better place to do it than Cherry Springs State Park, a gold-rated International Dark Skies Park. So don’t miss this opportunity to learn about what creates lunar eclipses and the mythology around them, while viewing the event and other features of the moon through our 8” Dobsonian telescope.
Participants in this program will be guaranteed ample telescope time without long waits. During breaks from lunar viewing participants will also enjoy a laser guided tour of the visible constellations and telescope views of brighter deep sky objects. Objects which may be viewed include planets, red giants, globular clusters, and binary star systems.
Group Size: max. capacity 16, not including children age 5 and under
Bring: Chairs, bug spray, and a small red flashlight. (ONLY RED LIGHTS ARE ALLOWED ON THE VIEWING FIELD.)
Dress: Dress warmly for cooler than anticipated night temperatures. The field is at higher elevation and exposed.
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.
Fee: $35/person (includes a $3 non-refundable processing fee); Children (age 5 and under) Free
*** Payment is required within 24 hrs to complete your registration, or your registration will be removed. Payment can be made by following the link provided in the email you will receive after completing program registration. ***
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. (You will receive email notification of any decision to cancel the program in its entirety by 3:30 pm 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 50% refund. If preferred, you can opt to receive a coupon, valued at the fee you paid, to be used towards a future program (good for two years) in lieu of a partial refund.
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/participant, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-724-5155
Sunday, May 15 at 10:00pm to 12:00am
Cherry Springs State Park
4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport, PA 16915