Join us from April 15-22, 2023 for International Dark Sky week
What is International Dark Sky Week?
International Dark Sky Week (IDSW) is an annual event held during April's new moon, that encourages people worldwide to turn off lights and enjoy the night sky without light pollution. Founded in 2003 by high school student Jennifer Barlow, IDSW aims to reduce light pollution, promote better lighting systems, and encourage the study of astronomy.
During the IDSW programs visitors can view deep sky objects and constellations through telescopes, take a nighttime walk on a park trail to learn about nocturnal wildlife, and even get a closer look at our nearest star, the Sun. Most of the programs will take place in the evening hours but there will be two daytime events during the week at the visitor center.
Last updated: November 7, 2023