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Everglades National Park hosts night sky events with “Everglades Dark Sky Celebration” in April

A road surrounded by trees on either sides under a clear and starry night.

NPS Photo by Antony Sleiman

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News Release Date: March 25, 2024

Contact: Allyson Gantt, 786-610-8023

Contact: General Park Information, 305-242-7700

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Everglades National Park will provide over 20 night-sky events from March 30 to April 28. Everglades Dark Sky Celebration is a great opportunity to learn about the characteristics of the night sky for all ages. Ranger-led presentations and guest speakers will feature nocturnal wildlife, star gazing, constellation tours, a supermoon celebration, and a Lyrid meteor shower celebration. All ranger presentations are free and open to the public. 

These presentations will offer park visitors and the local community opportunities to learn about the night sky, view the stars with telescopes and learn about the science that deals with celestial objects, space and the physical universe.  

Everglades National Park is collaborating with Everglades Dark Sky, a collaborative of associations, organizations and businesses in the greater Everglades region, to bring awareness to the resources of the night sky. 

Everglades National Park is also partnering with organizations to offer special events through the park in April. A guest presenter series will host Dr. Mario Motta and Anthony Sleiman at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center. A star party at Shark Valley will cohost organizations such as South Florida Amateur Astronomical Association, Southern Cross Astronomical Society, and the Department of Physics at the University of Miami. After the eclipse, on April 8, O’Miami will facilitate a 2-hour poetry presentation at the Long Pine Key Campground. 

Night-sky photographer Anthony Sleiman will feature his work in an exhibit at the Guy Bradley Visitor Center in Flamingo during the month of April.  

To view the detailed schedule and descriptions of the events within the park visit Everglades Dark Sky Celebration - Everglades National Park. To learn more about dark sky events in the South Florida region visit Everglades Dark Sky.  


Last updated: March 25, 2024

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