Cherry Springs Stargazing

  • July 05, 2024
  • July 07, 2024
  • 4639 Cherry Springs Rd, Coudersport, PA 16915


  • This ticket is available to members that want to attend, but will find lodging on their own.
  • This ticket is for those who wish to stay in the rental house with other members. Cost will be determined based on the number of reservations (Max. occupancy 10)


Photographers and Stargazers!

Join Lee Bostic as he travels to Cherry Springs State Park! Spend the weekend in the beautiful mountains of North Central Pennsylvania photographing the Milky Way and star trails (our main focus), sunrises, sunsets, and wildlife.

When: July 5-7, 2024

Where: 4639 Cherry Springs Rd, Coudersport, PA 16915 Meet-up details will be forthcoming. 

Accommodations (two options): 1) A rental house for 10 people is being secured. The rental cost will be evenly split among guests. Details to follow. 2) Find your own lodging. Registration tickets are available based on your selection.


It’s been named the best place on Earth (yep, the whole planet) for stargazing by the Travel Channel and has been designated a Gold Level Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Sky Association.

Basic equipment needed to photograph the Milky Way or Star Trails

  1. A camera – any DSLR or Mirrorless camera will be fine. 
  2. A ‘fast’ lens - one with an aperture of f/2.8 or faster. Generally, a wider lens (24mm or less), is easier to work with when starting out. 
  3. A tripod – most tripods are fine, but make sure it can hold your camera completely still!
  4. A remote shutter release – you can use a wired, wireless, or phone app release. Your camera’s built-in self-timer is a good alternative. (Intervalometer)
  5. A head flashlight with a red-light mode – is not essential, but it can make a huge difference, as red light doesn’t affect your natural night vision. 

Useful Websites:

Cherry Springs Park PA gov. site

Visit Potter-Tioga site

Cherry Springs State Park-Star Gazing Page

Lee Bostic 

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