Monday August 27, 2012 1:12 PM
Acadia Night Sky Festival (Sept 13-17)
Acadia Night Sky Festival
Celebrating the starlit skies of Downeast Maine
September 13-17, 2012
Enjoy some of the last pristine night skies in the eastern United States. The festival’s many events feature art, science, and stargazing in Acadia National Park and surrounding communities.
Discover Downeast Maine’s unique commitment to measuring the quality of its starlit nights. We invite you to help us enjoy and protect this inspiring resource for generations to come.
Enjoy a night hikes up Precipice Trail or Otter Cliffs (experts onl), star gazing on Sand Beach, Cadillac Mountain and Seawall, a Night Sky "Under the Stars" cruise on the whale watch boat, photography, documentary films, informative lectures and an art show.
Maine’s spectacular rocky coast is home to Acadia National Park and some of the last star filled skies in the country. Here the Milky Way shines bright in the largest expanse of naturally dark sky, east of the Mississippi. As the rapid loss of dark skies to light pollution receives national recognition, Maine is increasingly referred to as someplace “that still has stars.”
For more information visit acadianightskyfestival.org