Full Moon & Planet Watch

State Park Events
Last Date: August 17, 2019 09:00 PM

Venue: Cherry Springs State Park  |  City: Coudersport

From 9pm to 10:30pm Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16 and 17 will be the Full Moon & Planet Watch in the Night Sky Viewing Area at Cherry Springs State Park, 4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport, PA 16915. The park is 12 miles from Route 6 in Galeton via West Branch Road. Explore some of the moon’s fascinating features from highlands to volcanic plains and discover where lunar landings took place. Get an up close look at the moon through park telescopes. Preregistration IS required. To preregister for the Full Moon & Planet Watch call (814) 435-1037 or visit http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/cherry_springs_state_park.

Those who arrive early at the Night Sky Viewing Area on Aug. 16 or 17 are welcome to bring a picnic supper and use the park's nearby picnic tables and charcoal grills and/or join park staff from 7:30pm to 8:15pm. for Nature at Night, a free, family-friendly program on fascinating night creatures, such as fireflies, bats, black bears and coyotes based on animal activity in the park. Preregistration is NOT required to picnic in the park or for Nature at Night.

Anyone may observe the night sky at Cherry Springs on his or her own without attending a stargazing program. All visitors should arrive before dark. Search for the Clear Sky Chart online for 48-hour forecasts about viewing conditions. 


4639 Cherry Springs Road


All Dates

  • August 17, 2019 09:00 PM
  • August 16, 2019 09:00 PM