The Acadia Night Sky Festival is a community celebration to promote the protection and enjoyment of Downeast/Acadia’s stellar night sky as a valuable natural resource through education, science and the arts.
 
The festival will:
 
  • Strengthen the Mount Desert Island (MDI) regional economy as more visitors recognize MDI as one of the best places on the east coast to see the night skies
  • Share the wonder and awe of our stellar skies with our residents and visitors
  • Inform festival participants about local scientific research and ongoing efforts to improve our lighting
  • Instill the desire in others to protect their night skies