Central New York is fortunate to have several locations within reasonable driving distance for observing the Night Sky with, as Barlow Bob calls it, “attitude.” One of the best locations for both dedicated observing and meeting fellow amateur astronomers (and their equipment) is the annual Cherry Springs Star Party, held this year from June 6th to 9th. Cherry Springs State Park is just outside of Coudersport, a leisurely 3.5 hour drive to Northwestern Pennsylvania. Ryan Goodson and I (Damian) enjoyed two nights of great skies, an unbelievable assortment of factory and homemade scopes, several lectures on topics of astronomical interest, and a great weekend with members of the Kopernik Astronomical Society at the 2012 Star Party. Registration is now open for 2013! Details from the official announcement are provided below. The Registration PDF can be downloaded HERE.
Mark your calendars now for this summer’s prime astronomy experience, the Cherry Springs Star Party in beautiful Potter County, PA. Make your plans now for a wonderful astronomy vacation under the darkest skies in the Northeast. Enjoy old and new astronomy friends. Families will enjoy the fun, too. Nearby Lyman Run State Park has a great lake and beach area for relaxing. They also provide shower facilities for those who are camping.
Registration for this years star party is currently open. A registration form is attached to this email. Currently, the website for the star party is being reconstructed, so PayPal registration as of this time is currently unavailable. We are working hard on the website and hope to have it up in operation shortly. Registration by mail is currently open. You may send in your registration at any time.
A Facebook page for this years star party has been created for up-to-date information regarding speakers, vendors, door prizes and weather updates. You do NOT need a Facebook account to access this page and the material on this page. The Facebook page will be updated periodically until the day of the star party.
A update email will be sent out closer to the star party with a list of all the vendors, door prizes and other information that becomes available.
Astronomical Society of Harrisburg