BFSP 2020 Canceled

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.


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 30 May 2020