About Us

Who are we?


CPO, Inc. (Central Pennsylvania Observers) is a Pennsylvania non-profit Corporation. Our primary focus is on observing the wonders of the night sky. We were founded in Feburary 1997 by a group of astronomy and space enthusiasts. CPO is also a 501c(3) federal tax-exempt organization.

Skywatch Events

Durning the summer months, we try to hold a public viewing event monthly. Check out the schedule on the web page.

 In Memory…….

This page is dedicated to the CPO members who have passed away.  In Memory.

Black Forest Star Party


The club sponsors an annual star party held in Potter County, PA. The site is known for its dark skies and beautiful scenery. For more information, go to www.bfsp.org


For more information about the club, send an email to info2015@cpoclub.org.

Board of Directors – 2019

Steve Taylor. (President)   president2015@cpoclub.org

Joe Broniszewski. (Vice President) vice-president2015@cpoclub.org

Bill Gartner. (Treasurer) treasurer2015@cpoclub.org

Mike Renne. (Secretary) secretary2015@cpoclub.org

Board Members at Large

New Elections are in November. Board has not been named yet.