Night Sky Tour: Milky Way & the Summer Triangle
From 9:30-10:15 p.m. on Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22 in the Night Sky Viewing Area, experience the splendor of the dark sky, including the Milky Way and the Summer Triangle, an astronomical asterism involving Altair, Deneb and Vega, the brightest stars in the constellations of Aquila, Cygnus and Lyra respectively. Also, discover two planets, Jupiter and Saturn in a sea of stars. During this laser-guided tour, park staff will recount the legends and myths about these constellations. Following the program, park telescopes will be available for a closer look at these celestial bodies. Pre-registration is required.
COUDERSPORT—Cherry Springs State Park at 4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport is 12 miles from Galeton via West Branch Road and 15 miles from Coudersport via Route 44.
All visitors who plan to view the night skies are asked to arrive at the park before dark. People may observe on their own and do not have to attend a stargazing program. If it rains, thunders or is cloudy, all programs will be cancelled.
Check http://www.cleardarksky.com/c/ChrSprPkPAkey.html for 48-hour cloud cover forecasts and viewing conditions or call (814) 435-1037 and select Option #5.
Online registration for stargazing programs is required. Visit http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/cherry_springs_state_park. If there is a problem with registering online or for information about these free programs, call (814) 435-1037 or (814) 435-5010.