We were hoping to open registration on June 1st, but after much consideration, we have made the difficult (and painful) decision to cancel BFSP 2020.

At this point in time there are too many things telling us that is better to be safe than sorry. So, for the safety of our guests, vendors, speakers, park employees and BFSP team members we have decided to cancel for 2020 and look forward to next year.

We apologize for any disappointment. We are disappointed too. We love sharing “our home field” of northern Pennsylvania and will miss having all of you, our friends, come to visit us this year.

We are considering selling special commemorative 2020 t-shirts. If we do this we will post more information on this web site and via social media at a later date.

Thank you for understanding and we hope to see you again in 2021!

Respectfully, The officers and members of the Central PA Observers astronomy club, host of the Black Forest Star Party.


General Information:

-Attendance is by pre-registration only. No registrations are accepted at the gate.

-The star party is a rain or shine event, so it will not be rescheduled and no refunds are offered.

-The star party entry fee is $40 per adult (18 and older). Children under 18 are free, when accompanied by a paying adult, and we ask that any children attending be listed on registration forms.

-The entry fee covers camping (tents, campers, RVs, etc.) on the astronomy field for Friday and Saturday night of the star party and access to all event programming. You may arrive before and/or stay after the star party, but will need to pay the park ranger nightly. If you do arrive before Friday at noon, please check-in at the registration tent.

-Please note, registration for star party vendors is handled through the vendor coordinator, not this page.  Previous vendors will be contacted directly. If you are interested in being a vendor, speaker, or want to recommend a vendor or speaker, please send an email to blackforeststarparty@gmail.com