Press Releases

5/1/2017 - Winner Announced in Acadia Night Sky Festival Poster Contest

Night Light to Grace 2017 Posters

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9/19/2016 - Star Party on Cadillac Mountain will highlight the 8th Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival

Half the fun in the park is after dark!

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8/11/2016 - 8th Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival

Exciting schedule of events on tap

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5/5/2016 - Winner Announced in Acadia Night Sky Festival Poster Contest

Milky Way Over Schoodic to Grace 2016 Posters

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2/4/2016 - Acadia Night Sky Festival Poster Contest

Third Annual Contest Seeks Submissions from the Public

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9/4/2015 - Star Party on Cadillac Mountain will highlight the 7th Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival

Take the free “Shuttle to the Stars” from Mount Desert Island High School

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8/13/2015 - Did you miss the Perseid Meteor Shower? Downeast Maine has the Best Stargazing!

Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival in its Seventh Year

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7/30/2015 - Acadia Night Sky Festival Launches New Website

Improved functionality and 2015 posters now on sale

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5/27/2015 - Acadia Night Sky Festival Speakers Announced

Acadia Night Sky Festival Speakers Announced 
Dr. John A. Grant, III; Dan Barry, MD, PhD, and Alisdair Davey

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In The News

  • Night Sky Festival Poster Chosen - WDEA AM 1370
  • Night sky art wanted - Mount Desert Islander
  • Preserving Acadia National Park’s Night Sky - Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Check out these breathtaking photos of Acadia’s night sky - Bangor Daily News
  • 5 Things To Do This Weekend, Sept. 23-25 - Bangor Daily News
  • Acadia fall foliage just one highlight of rest of Centennial year - Bangor Daily News
  • Saving Maine’s dark skies: Acadia festival to celebrate the stars - Bangor Daily News
  • All eyes on the skies for night sky festival - Mount Desert Islander
  • 21 of The Best Fall Festivals to Celebrate the Season - Country Living
  • National Parks Perfect for Stargazing - Travel + Leisure
  • 5 Things To Do This Weekend, Sept. 11-13 - Bangor Daily News
  • Acadia Night Sky Festival a celestial celebration - Bangor Daily News
  • Bar Harbor, Acadia See Record Summer, Predict Busy Fall - WABI TV 5 Bangor, Maine
  • Acadia Night Sky Festival - WABI TV5
  • Study: National Park Visitors Want Dark Night Skies - Laboratory Equipment
  • 7th Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival - Yankee Magazine
  • The Acadia Night Sky Festival is coming up. This beautiful time-lapse video shows what you’ll see - Bangor Daily News
  • Astronaut to speak during Acadia Night Sky Festival - Mount Desert Islander
  • Acadia Night Sky Festival enters 7th year of stargazing - Mount Desert Islander
  • Maine After Dark - Downeast Magazine
  • Night Sky Fest - Sun Journal
  • Dark Energy - Mount Desert Islander
  • Beyond the big Dipper - Bird’s Eye View Magazine 2013