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International Dark Sky Week

Event ID: 191316
April 15, 2018 -
April 21, 2018
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Joshua Tree National Park Office
74485 National Park Drive
Twenty-nine Palms, CA 92277-3597
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Phone: 760.367.5500
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Web: http://www.darksky.org/dark-sky-week-201
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Join the International Dark-Sky Association for seven days of celebration, learning and action!

Created in 2003 by high-school student Jennifer Barlow, International Dark Sky Week has grown to become a worldwide event and a key component of Global Astronomy Month. Each year it is held in April around Astronomy Day. This year celebrations begin Sunday, April 15, and run through Saturday, April 21 (click here for resources to use during the week).

In explaining why she started the week, Barlow said, “I want people to be able to see the wonder of the night sky without the effects of light pollution. The universe is our view into our past and our vision into the future. … I want to help preserve its wonder.” International Dark Sky Week draws attention to the problems associated with light pollution and promotes simple solutions available to mitigate i
Joshua Tree National Park is one of the newest parks to earn the International Dark Sky designation. Within a few hours drive of over 22 million people, this Southern California park is where many come to discover the starry night and views of the Milky Way for the first time. Park goers can see a wide diversity of wildlife and plants, including the famous Joshua Tree, and incredible night skies.

Check out Joshua Tree’s tips for where to stargaze in the park and how to photograph the night sky. Photo Manish Mamtani (www.sharetheexperience.org).
 
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