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Dark Sky Festival
December 13, 2019 - December 14, 2019
Organized by Visit Cook County, the Dark Sky Festival in Grand Marais returns for the second year. The festival kicks off on Friday at 6 p.m. in Harbor Park: watch as Grand Marais goes dark for a few minutes to enjoy a dark(er) sky over the iconic harbor. Then, take a journey to the stars with astronomers and galaxy experts in UMD’s traveling planetarium. Outside telescopes will be set up at Voyageur Brewing and astronomy students will help guide participants in finding stars and sights in the sky. Other Friday activities include a 25 minute documentary with experts from the International Dark Sky Association Duluth Chapter, and a presentation from photographer Bryan Hansel. Saturday activities include a dark skies open forum panel and Q&A with the experts, a presentation on Native Americans and the night sky by Mark Hollabaugh, guided telescope time with WCCO’s Mike Lynch, and a dark sky adventures talk with Travis Novitsky and Joel Halvorson.