Dark Sky Week is ‘Out of this World’

The air is damp and the night is clear. When the sun finally retires, it gives way to billions of stars that illuminate the dark night sky. When the clouds clear, take time to recognize International Dark Sky Week, April 4-10, 2016.

This worldwide event takes place around Earth Day and Astronomy Day. Those who celebrate, aim to shed light on the issues associated with light pollution, while promoting easy ways to correct it. It’s also a great time to learn about our world, and the universe around it.

Take a peek through a telescope, hone in on your craft skills and learn a few things about light pollution. Don’t miss an opportunity to peer up at the Milky Way galaxy, trace the constellations or wait for a shooting star. Whatever you hope to do, you can do right in your own backyard.

Oakland County is home to many observatories and astronomy clubs where you can snag a front row seat to an “Out of this World Experience.

Choose from a variety of events and locations with activities for all ages. Use our Interactive Astronomy and Night Sky map to find the perfect spot for stargazing in and around Oakland County.

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