Stars Over Katahdin

Stars Over Katahdin is our annual celebration of the unparalleled night skies of the Katahdin region. We are excitedly planning the in-person event and the popular webinar presentation. This year’s events are presented in partnership with Dark Sky Maine.

Saturday, September 17th
taylor’s katahdin view camps, stacyville
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virtual stars over katahdin
thursday, september 22nd
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Stars Over Katahdin is back for its ninth year! We hope to see you in person this year at Taylor’s Katahdin View Campground on September 17th for an afternoon and evening filled with wonder and discovery about our night skies. Day time activities and lessons begin at 1:00pm and include safe solar viewing, scale solar model, telescope tutorial, nature hike and more! Evening programs begin at 6:00 pm with a campfire chat hosted by Dark Sky Maine. Once the sun sets, the telescopes come out and we will have expert astronomers assist you in using these tools to view the night sky.

The following week, we will bring the night skies to you–wherever you are–with our third Virtual Stars Over Katahdin webinar presentation including a guided tour of the night sky, tips to reduce light pollution, and more.

Both events are free, open to the public, and appropriate for all ages. 

To learn more about stargazing at Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, visit the National Park Service stargazing page or check out our Dark Sky Guide.

Thank you to our 2022 co-presenter dark sky maine!

Thank you to our 2022 sponsors! CLICK HERE or email SARAH@FRIENDSOFKWW.ORG to join them