They say location is everything, and when it comes to night skies that is so true. Out here on the rugged Maine coastline and far from the great eastern metropolises, Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park have clear, bright night skies.
Stargazing at Acadia
The night sky is one aspect of our environment that everyone across the world can experience. It is a resource that humans throughout time have looked to as both a mode of navigation and a realm for the spiritual. Though the night sky at Acadia looks a little different than the night sky in the Southern Hemisphere, everyone has the access to gaze up into what lies beyond our planet. Stargazing is a great way to experience nature, explore science, and ponder history.
Know Before You Go
Astronomy can be daunting for beginners, but stargazing does not have to be hard. The two keys to enjoying a gaze up into the cosmos are going out in the proper conditions and arriving prepared.
Best Stargazing Conditions
Stargazing Preparation and Safety
What to Bring
Astrophotograhy is a type of photography involving the night skies. Although these images are different than what our human eyes can see, photographers use long exposure shots to capture the beauty of stars, constellations, and the Milky Way in a dramatic and inspiring way.
Last updated: October 30, 2020