Upper Peninsula Dark Sky Festival

Friday, Apr 12, 2024 at 12:00pm

Keweenaw Mountain Lodge
14252 US Hwy 41,

The Keweenaw Dark Sky Park is hosting its second annual event around International Dark Sky Week. The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) encourages people worldwide to discover the night during International Dark Sky Week. This annual week-long event aims to raise awareness about the negative impacts of light pollution, the solutions that exist and simultaneously celebrate the night.

The event is intended for all ages of dark sky enthusiasts. The evening event on Thursday allows guests to check into their accommodations, have a meal and then take in the presentation. Friday and Saturday’s events in the afternoon allow guests to have a morning adventure and an afternoon and evening of learning. Below is the full schedule.


12:00pm – Rustic and Worldly Lunch – (included in your festival ticket purchase)
1:30pm – The Sky is the Limit: An Analysis of Emerging Astro-Tourism, Programming, and Advocacy Initiatives in the Public and Private Sectors
12: 3:30pm – Postcards from the Universe: 2023-2024 via NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day by Dr Robert Nemiroff
12: 7:00pm – Meet and Greet
12: 8:00pm – Northern Lights Photography Workshop by Nate Bett
12: 9:30pm – Stargazing with Andrew Johnson and the OAC Team

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