Trip Report

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Observation Report: Cherry Springs Star Party 2024

This past weekend a few of us attended the Cherry Springs Star Party. This year was the 20th anniversary of the party, and it sold out in a record time of 57 minutes. However due to less than stellar weather reports the party was attended by far fewer people than last year’s party. While the conditions during the day weren’t great with bouts of wind and rain blowing the tents around the skies were clear at night for the two nights we stayed. On the second night we ended up with a little scare. A nearby transformer blew and the […]


Don’t Miss Orion – First Light From The Black Forrest Star Party

This weekend I attended the Black Forrest Star Party at Cherry Springs in Pennsylvania. There were over 400 people in attendance. Visitors ranged from fairly new to the hobby, to people with many years of experience and included visual and AP. We had nearly clear skies for both nights of the Star Party. Friday was perfect with not a cloud all night, Saturday wasn’t bad either with only a few high occasional clouds, and the skies stayed clear until about 5:00AM. I was able to look at many targets visually through other people’s Dobsonians, and see details I had never […]