This year’s event will be held September 22 – 24, 2017.   Follow us on twitter for the latest announcements.

Chip Harrison retires

The Central Pennsylvania Observers would like to thank Chip Harrison for all his years of support for the Black Forest Star Party.  Chip retired as the park manager that oversaw Cherry Springs State Park in April 2017.


Local attraction open

A new local attraction has opened up recently, the Coudersport Ice Mine.  Please visit their page here for more information.

 ice mine


If you have a question about the star party, be sure to check our Rules and FAQ page before sending an email to the organizers. Thank you.

Clear Sky Clock for Cherry Springs

How clear are the skies at the home of the BFSP? Check out the for an up-to-the-minute forecast! Courtesy of Attilla Danko and the Canadian Meteorological Centre.

Updated 5 May 2017