Welcome to all,

The 22nd Black Forest Star Party will be September 18 – 20, 2020

The CPO is looking forward to a new year of activity and information through its outreach program in 2020. We meet on the first Thursday of every month (Note: there is some variation to meeting dates) at South Hills Business School, 480 Waupelani Dr, State College, PA. at 7:00pm.  To see our meeting schedule for the year click on the Announcement and Meeting post. Skywatches are posted for this year on the Skywatch page. Also check out our post “In the Sky” for some of the events that are happening in our world of space.

We have just revised and approved our club By-Laws and you can see them on the By Laws of the Central Pennsylvania Observers page.

Announcing some of the programs at our regular club meetings on our Announcement Posts

The 21st Black Forest Star Party is complete for 2019. A nice introduction video to the Black Forest Star Party was produced this past year by Cosmos Safari (cosmossafari.com) and can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YylI_Zze_Y  For more photos go to the Club Photos and Club in Action pages.


To see an outstanding video of the BFSP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=16&v=J9RF5Zf2dfg by Trevor Jones

Photo by David Reasinger

We honored Joe Broniszewski as he is stepping down as the BFSP chair. Judy Mark made Joe this beautiful quilt.

For more about the BFSP 2018 go to the Club in Action page.

We had an Open House Event in December. To see more about the event go to the Club in Action Post

Black Forest Star Party Is completed for 2017.

The CPO honored our good friend Chip Harrison upon his retirement this past spring. Chip and his wife Maxine are strong supporters of Dark Skies at Cherry Springs State Park.

See more photos of BFSP 2017 on our Club in Action Page

Go to our Club Photo page to see more photos of the August 21 Eclipse like Mike’s beautiful photo:

Mike Renne

Bob Edmonston’s memorial page