Central Pennsylvania Observers

Next meeting: Thursday, August 1

Next Skywatch: August 2 9:00 – 11:00 PM
Tudek Park

Things we do

On Thursday April 11th at 7:00 pm, we will be sharing our experiences of the 2024 total eclipse. The meeting will be at South Hills School of Business and Technology, 480 Waupelani Drive, State College. See you there!

Monthly Astronomy Meetings

Our meetings are open to the public. They are held on the first Thursday of each month at the South Hills Business School, 480 Waupelani Dr, State College, PA 16801 from 7-9PM.

January: Astronomy 101
February: Safely observing the eclipse
April: stories from the 2024 eclipse


Want to see what’s up in the night sky? Come and join CPO’s free night time public viewing events. We call them Skywatches, and they’re held at city parks around the State College area. You’ll be able to view celestial objects through telescopes provided by our volunteer members! We’ll tour the night sky and point out special features that will be different every month. Note that we can only hold the events when the sky is clear enough to use the telescopes, so if it is cloudy or raining we will have to cancel the session. All ages welcome, but children should be present only with a parent or guardian

Black Forest Star Party

The Black Forest Star Party (BFSP) is an annual dark-sky amateur astronomy observing event hosted by the Central Pennsylvania Observers (CPO).

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