About the event

The Black Forest Star Party is hosted by the Central Pennsylvania Observers, a local astronomy club in State College, PA.  The 2016 star party will be held September 2 – 4 (Labor Day Weekend).

Registration will open in the spring of 2016


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 14 October 2015