Stars Over Katahdin is the Katahdin Region’s annual celebration of the darkest skies east of the Mississippi River. Following years of this event and local advocacy, the exceptionally dark skies above Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument were formally recognized as an International Dark Sky Sanctuary. We host campfire chats each year to inspire us all before viewing the night skies through state-of-the-art telescopes.

Stars Over Katahdin 2024
Lumbermen’s Museum, Patten, Maine
September 28


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To learn more about stargazing at Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, an IDA International Dark-Sky Sanctuary, visit the National Park Service stargazing page or check out our Dark Sky Guide. For more information about Stars Over Katahdin, email Kala Rush at


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