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Cherry Springs State Park (U.S.)

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Star party at Cherry Springs. Photo by Terence Dickinson.

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Designated

2008

Category

Dark Sky Park

Address

Pennsylvania, USA

Contact

Mr. Chip Harrison
Website

Land Area

4.3 km2

Documents

Application
Lighting Plan
2016 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report

About

Due to its exceptionally dark skies, Cherry Springs State Park is one of the best places in the eastern U.S. for stargazing. Situated at 700 m above sea level in the largely undeveloped 106,000 hectare Susquehannock State Forest, the Park’s “Astronomy Field” offers an unobstruced 360-degree view. Cherry Springs is open year-round and 60 to 85 nights each year have ideal conditions for observing. Each year the park hosts two major star parties, which attract several hundred astronomers for several nights.

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