Celebrate the Night Sky Week

September 17-23, 2017

Sunday Sept. 17

Duluth, MN - Sunday Sept. 17
SKYGLOW Project - 6:30 - 8:30 pm ,  Clyde Iron Works
Tickets

Internationally renowned filmmakers Harun Mehmedinovic and Gavin Heffernan  of the SKYGLOW Project will be presenting films, stories and observations on nearly four years of recording the amazing night skies. The result of a three-year journey of over 150,000 miles traveled and 3,000,000 pictures taken, theSKYGLOW Project explores North America’s remaining magnificent night skies and the threat of light pollution to our fragile environment. Come be amazed by incredible time-lapse movies of the clearest, darkest skies in North America.
$10 Adult / $5 Student-Senior / $25 Family
Tickets available here


Monday Sept. 18

Duluth MN - Monday Sept. 18
Star Party! -  6:00 - 9:00pm - Valentini's
FREE

Live Jazz 6:00 - 8:00, telescopes outside courtesy of Arrowhead Astronomical Society members!
1400 London Rd, Duluth, MN 55805


Tuesday Sept. 19

Duluth MN - Tuesday Sept. 19
Film Screening The City Dark (2011)  7:00 - 8:30pm - Fitger's Spirit of the North Theater, 3rd floor
Limited Seating - Reserve your FREE ticket

Doors at 6:30, film at 7:00, (70 min.) Family Friendly! Refreshments and popcorn available :)
600 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802
Click here to see the trailer


Duluth MN - Tuesday Sept. 19
Sidewalk Astronomy - 8:00 - 9:00pm - Fitger's Couryard, Lake side above the Lakewalk
FREE
 

Duluth MN - Tuesday Sept. 19
Plein Air Painters Society of America - Evening Landscape Painting Session on Hawk Ridge
8:00 - 10:00 pm!!!
FREE

The Plein Air Painters are coming to Duluth, and will be painting daily around the area. Come see some of America's top landscape and outdoor painters at work in our very own landscape! Weather-dependent, they will be painting an evening scene tonight as part of the Celebrate the Night Skies Week. The public is invited to watch the amazing process of oil-painting on location outside, in "Plein Air"
***at 8:00 pm tonight as of this afternoon!***


Wednesday Sept. 20

Duluth, MN - Wednesday Sept. 20
Author Paul Bogard, Reading from "The End of Night"  7:00 - 8:30 pm Fitger's Spirit of the North Theater, 3rd floor
Limited Seating - Reserve your FREE ticket

Join us to hear Minnesota author Paul Bogard read from The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light, an exploration of what night and darkness can mean in a modern age. Books available for purchase and signing after the reading.
Refreshments and popcorn available before and after the reading.
600 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802
 

Duluth MN - Wednesday Sept. 20
Sidewalk Astronomy - 8:00 - 9:00pm - Fitger's Couryard, Lake side above the Lakewalk
FREE

 

Duluth, MN - Wednesday Sept. 20
Light Pollution and the Night Sky -  7:00 - 8:00 pm- UMD Alworth Planetarium,  1023 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812 - corner of College Street and University Drive
FREE

Join us for an amazing and informative program on light pollution and our night skies! Presentation by Bob "Astro Bob" King.


Thursday Sept. 21

Duluth, MN - Thursday Sept. 21
Night Sky Seminar - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm,  Clyde Iron Works
Tickets

Lighting has been changing at a rapid pace, year by year, and continually we choose ever-brighter night lighting. What are the effects and consequences of this? Join us for a fascinating discussion as nationally-acclaimed speakers explore issues that intersect between culture and technology and the environment. We'll explore the way we see lighting and how lighting at night effects human health and the environment. Everyone is welcome to come, students, homeowners, outdoor enthusiasts, astronomers, professionals. (CEU certificate available for professionals.) Lunch is included.
$35 Individual / $80 Professional / $10 Student-Senior
Pre-registration is required.


Friday Sept. 22

Duluth, MN - Friday Sept. 22
Star Party! - Amity Coffee / Lakeside Gallery - 5:30 - 9:00 pm
FREE

Join us for live music, telescopes, art and FUN!
"Starry" art featured in Lakeside Gallery and Amily Coffee. Live music, drink and treat specials.
4429 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55804

 

Two Harbors, MN - Friday Sept. 22
Star Party! - Cedar Coffee Company- 7-9:30 pm
FREE

Join us for live music, telescopes, yummy treats and FUN!
Bill and Kate Isles will be performing live -- come on out, clear or cloudy!
1130 11th St. / County Rd. 26 / up the hill from Super One
Questions?  kirsten@cedarcoffeecompany.com   /  218-830-1511


Duluth, MN - Friday Sept. 22
Light Pollution and the Night Sky -  7:00 - 8:00 pm- UMD Alworth Planetarium,  1023 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812 - corner of College Street and University Drive
FREE

Join us for an amazing and informative program on light pollution and our night skies! Presentation by Josh Wasniewski.


Saturday Sept. 23

Duluth, MN - Saturday Sept. 23
Light Pollution and the Night Sky -  2:00 - 3:00 pm- UMD Alworth Planetarium,  1023 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812 - corner of College Street and University Drive
FREE

Join us for an amazing and informative program on light pollution and our night skies! Presentation by Josh Wasniewski.

 

Duluth, MN - Saturday Sept. 23
Light Pollution and the Night Sky -  7:00 - 8:00 pm- UMD Alworth Planetarium,  1023 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812 - corner of College Street and University Drive
FREE

Join us for an amazing and informative program on light pollution and our night skies! Presentation by Josh Wasniewski.

 

Superior, WI - Saturday Sept. 23
Night Sky Celebration! - Cedar Lounge - 7:00 - 10:00 pm
FREE

Family-Friendly Star Party and Celebration! LIght snacks, live fingerstyle blues by Chris Holm (playing 8-11 pm), telescopes, starry trivia and K'ul Chocolate! Let's finish our first annual Celebrate the NIght Skies Week with FUN!
1715 N. 3rd St, at the North end of Tower Ave in Superior, WI, at the base of the high bridge