Dark Sky Fest to Begin



BAR HARBOR — A host of activities are slated for locations across Mount Desert Island next week as the first-ever Acadia Night Sky Festival gets under way.

 

The four-day celebration begins on Thursday, Sept. 17 and runs through Monday, Sept. 21. Children’s story times, planetarium shows, hands-on exhibits, artist’s panels, and stargazing sessions with Acadia National Park rangers are planned.

The festival is billed as a community celebration of Mount Desert Island’s pristine night skies. This natural resource will be promoted through education, science and the arts over the course of the four-day event.

More information can be found online at www.nightskyfestival.org.

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