• Acadia Night Sky Festival

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    Name: Acadia Night Sky Festival
    Date: September 5, 2018
    Event Description:
    The Acadia Night Sky Festival originated as a byproduct of the enthusiasm of the local community and government over the adoption of a local ordinance. In 2007, the Bar Harbor Conservation Commission (BHCC), held their biennial Conservation Summit; it was here that the need to preserve the night skies over Mount Desert Island and its surrounding communities as the darkest skies on the Eastern seaboard, was first brought to light. As a result, the BHCC proceeded to develop over the course of the following two years a local ordinance that required, ?night sky friendly? outdoor lighting on all new construction in the Town of Bar Harbor, in an effort to prevent any further light pollution to our local skies.
    Event Sponsors:
    • Friends of Acadia
    • Emera Maine
    • Bar Harbor Inn & Spa
    Throughout Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island.
    Date/Time Information:
    This year's festival will take place from Wednesday, September 5 through Sunday, September 9, 2018
    Contact Information:
    The festival is free and open to the public.  Please check the schedule of events for specific classes and activities that require registration or have a fee associated with it.  
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