Enjoy learning about historical beliefs explaining the mystical falling stars and our current understanding of meteor showers. The program includes a discussion of the importance of dark skies, the Greek myth surrounding Perseus, a laser guided tour of the night sky, and telescope viewing. Objects which may be viewed include planets, nebulae, red giants, globular clusters, galaxies, and binary star systems.
On the darkest nights of the year the park can draw hundreds of people. Reserve your small group experience with North Star Outdoor Guides to ensure maximum telescope time and a more individualized program. North Star Outdoor Guides’ Dark Sky Telescope Tours are about 90 minutes. We suggest that you arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the program start time to locate your group and make yourselves comfortable.
We will be located approximately 200 feet beyond the amphitheater to the back of the field. Bring a chair or blanket, a small flashlight (red cellophane will be provided to cover all white lights), and dress in layers appropriate to the weather forecast. It can get cold up there on the mountain!
Prepayment and pre-registration is required (tax will be added at the time of payment). Each person in your party must be pre-registered separately. Registration will close at 3pm 2 days prior to class (or when full). Contact the number below to prepay. Your registration will not be final until payment is received.
Pricing: $20 per person (maximum 16 people)
Weather Policy: If weather or predicted overcast skies result in us having to cancel the program you will receive a full refund. (That decision 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 one year). If preferred, you can opt to receive an 80% 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 a 10% cancellation fee. No refunds are given for no shows or cancellations by the participant after 3pm two days prior to the event.
**Please call for special pricing available for groups of youth (e.g. scouts, church youth groups, school groups)
Contact Information for Prepayment and Questions:
Wild Asaph Outfitters home of
North Star Outdoor Guides
71 Main St
Wellsboro, PA 16901
Friday, August 9, 2019 at 8:45pm
Cherry Springs State Park
4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport, PA 16915