September 25 – 29, 2014
Protecting and celebrating Acadia’s nighttime splendor
Since 2009, Friends of Acadia has partnered with Acadia National Park and other area organizations to host the Acadia Night Sky Festival, a community celebration to promote the protection and enjoyment of Downeast Acadia’s stellar night sky as a valuable natural resource through education, science, and the arts.
In 2013, events included star-gazing parties, night-sky photography workshops, a “bioluminsecent night paddle,” children’s activities, and more. They keynote speaker was astrophysicist Dr. Alex Filippenko, with a talk on ”Dark Energy and the Runaway Universe” and the ever-popular Saturday Celestial Cinema returned with “Monsters vs. Aliens” on the Bar Harbor Village Green! Details for 2014 will be posted here as planning is complete.