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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Cherry Springs STATE PARK FREE PROGRAMS ON JULY 28, 29 & 30

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COUDERSPORT—Cherry Springs State Park at 4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport is 12 miles from Galeton via West Branch Road and 15 miles from Coudersport via Route 44.

All visitors who plan to view the night skies are asked to arrive at the park before dark. People may observe on their own and do not have to attend a stargazing program. If it rains, thunders or is cloudy, all programs will be cancelled.

Check http://www.cleardarksky.com/c/ChrSprPkPAkey.html for 48-hour cloud cover forecasts and viewing conditions or call (814) 435-1037 and select Option #5.

The Science of Shooting Stars
This family-oriented one-hour program is this Friday, July 28 from 8 to 9 p.m. at the Night Sky Viewing Area during the peak of the Delta Aquariids. Those attending will discover what causes a meteor shower and what shooting stars are made from. Learn other acts about meteors while participating in fun, hands-on activities. Pre-registration is required.

Wild Canines
Cherry Springs is home to foxes and coyotes, well known for their intelligence and ability to adapt to the habits of people. On Saturday, July 29, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Night Sky Viewing Area, learn how to identify them and their role in the ecosystem. Free. No registration is required.

Night Sky Tour: Delta Aquaridd Meteor Shower
View the Delta Aquariid meteor shower this Saturday, July 29, from 9 to 10:30 p.m. at the Night Sky Viewing Area. Learn about this meteor shower and observe constellations during the laser-guided tour, park staff will recount the legends and myths about them. Telescopes will be available for an up close look at celestial objects. Viewing will be better after midnight when the moon sets. Pre-registration is required to attend the program.

EMMF Brass Quintet Concert
This Sunday, July 30 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. will be the “Oh, My Stars” concert. The Endless Mountain Music Festival’s Brass Quintet and percussionist will perform astronomy-inspired arrangements under the stars in the Night Sky Viewing Area. Stargazing with telescopes and a laser-guided sky tour will follow. Limited bench seating is available. Bring lawn chairs and blankets and wear warm clothing as it gets chilly after dark. If rain is forecast, all registrants will be emailed directions in advance to the rain location. Reservations are required to attend this free concert.

To Register
Online registration for stargazing programs is required. Visit http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/cherry_springs_state_park. If there is a problem with registering online or for information about these free programs, call (814) 435-1037 or (814) 435-5010.

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