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6th Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival

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.

Learn more about Acadia’s remarkable night skies  »