June 3, 2021: Planning for the 2021 Acadia Night Sky Festival is underway and we hope to be able to release a schedule in the coming weeks. Like all other events, we are looking for ways to safely hold as many presentations, gatherings, and activities as possible. However, it is likely that our schedule will not be as robust as it has been in past years.
One major change this year is that there will be no star parties with telescopes provided by volunteer astronomers. This includes the Cadillac Mountain Star Party. We do expect that Acadia National Park will be offering its iconic Stars Over Sand Beach ranger-led event. This decision was made for many reasons, some beyond the scope of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We expect that attendees of this year’s festival will enjoy our lineup of speakers and activities while understanding the need to adjust our offerings. Thank you for your patience while our volunteers finalize the schedule of events.