Earth Day and Lyrid Meteor Shower

The York County Astronomical Society (YCAS) will host a Public Starwatch event for Earth Day at their Observatory at John C. Rudy County Park, 400 Mundis Race Road, York, on Monday, April 22th 2019, at 8:00PM to 10:00PM to view the night sky.

Each Earth Day, the Lyrid Meteor Shower is at its peak with 10 to 20 meteors visible from a dark location. This year the Moon will interfere with the viewing, rising in the early evening.

While this event is free and open to the public, your generous donation will help us continue to bring astronomical events to the York County and surrounding areas.

If it is clear, all activities will occur as scheduled. If it is completely cloudy or raining, the indoor activity of a screened astronomical presentation will occur as scheduled.

When arriving at the John C. Rudy County Park, please use the main park entrance, not the Administrative Office entrance. Follow the signs and lights to the event. The Directions page provides more details.

For more information on events, scheduling a private party star watch, directions to the observing site, or for general Society information please contact us at or leave a voice message after the recording at 717 759-9227 or visit our Facebook page



Formed in 1989, the non-profit York County Astronomical Society aims to promote interest, public education, and advancement of the science of astronomy. In addition to planetarium shows, the society presents regular public sky watches and astronomy classes.