2017 Registration is now OPEN!

We will see you for the 2017 Cherry Springs Star Party!  


Electronic Registration will be operational soon, meanwhile you can register via paper here.


Star Party Rules


All state park rules and regulations apply to the observing field.

See: http://dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/rulesandregulations/index.htm

5 mph speed limit. NO DUST WAKES!

Medical emergencies take precedence over the rules.

All lasers are prohibited, except for red laser collimators for telescope collimation.

Children must be supervised by a parent at all times.

No yard games or horseplay near telescopes.

Grilling must be done on the east side of the pavilion.

Quiet hours are from 9:00 PM until noon the following day.

Generators are prohibited.

Music, televisions, and radios must not intrude upon other participants at any time.

No pets allowed.  Certified service dogs must be kept on a six-foot leash.

Apply insect repellent spray away from telescopes.


Absolutely no exterior car lights.

Interior car lights must be turned off or covered in red and dimmed.

Driving on the field is prohibited after sunset.

Flashlights must be red, dim, and pointed downward.

All types of user screens need to be red, shielded, dimmed to low intensity, and visible only to the user. This includes cell phones.

No rope lights, party lights, solar lights, or extraneous lighting.

All white RV, trailer, and camper lights must be extinguished, unless proper shielding is installed to prevent light from escaping.

Cameras need the flash turned off at night.

No light painting with flashlights for skyscapes.



Here is the etiquette PDF from Amateur Astronomy Magazine


Cherry Springs Star Party - 2017!

The Cherry Springs Star Party or CSSP will be held at Cherry Springs State Park near Coudersport, PA. Cherry Springs State Park is well known for nice dark skies and we hope you'll enjoy them with us at the Cherry Springs Star Party! Our 2016 Star Party was a great success and featured talented speakers and opportunities for observing. The Registration Desk will open at 12 PM on Thursday June 22, 2017 and will be open at various times throughout the weekend. We hope to see YOU at the Star Party!


Collage of scenes from/near Cherry Springs.
(Photos by: Ted N. and Dave Mitsky)


Here is the etiquette PDF from Amateur Astronomy Magazine