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Celebrate the Night Sky Week

September 15-21, 2019


We think Lake Superior is the most beautiful region in the world.

Image courtesy of Travis Novitsky



And every night, all across the region, people look up at the stars. Let's celebrate the night sky and improve the way we light our night.


How can we improve the way we light the night?

Lean about light pollution! Oddly enough, light pollution is hard to see until you know what to look for. Dive in and discover the intriguing world of artificial light!

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Why dark skies?

From tourism to energy efficiency, from environmental care to quality of life, protecting our night sky is good for everyone.

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Image courtesy of Travis Novitsky

Celebrate the Night Sky Week

September 15-21, 2019

Join a week of celebration!

From nationally renowned speakers to star parties, there's something for everyone! Events across the Superior region,

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Supporting a "night sky friendly" region!

We are engaging communities around the region to become "night sky friendly," supporting citizens and decision-makers.

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What we're up to...


Let's Talk About Celebrating the Night Sky!

We're organizing the third annual Celebrate the Night Sky week! Find an event, or host an event with your business or neighborhood. 


Image courtesy of Travis Novitsky


Who are we?

We're the friendly Lake Superior-region chapter of the International Dark Sky Association! (Or, IDA.)

Based in Duluth and partnering with people from around the region, we're dedicated to educating and advocating about reducing light pollution and celebrating our night skies.

We're always looking for new members! Stay in touch via our newsletter, make new friends by volunteering, or support a great cause.

We give presentations to professionals, governments, schools, and more. Contact us to schedule something!