Cherry Springs State Park is a public park and is ALWAYS open for stargazing. Ideal stargazing conditions are during new moon weekends. Viewing is key 5 days before and 5 days after this date. Cherry Springs State Park hosts public programs conducted by park state. These events require pre-registateion. Go to www.dcnr.state.pa.us/findapark/cherrysprings for event dates and to register. call 814-435-5010 for more information. *Public Viewing Nights at Star Parties offer opportunities for the public to stargaze with the assistance of amateur astronomers. Public Viewing Nights DO NOT require pre-registration.