The Adirondack Sky Festival was conceived in order to raise awareness about the untapped natural resource in the Adirondacks - our clear, unpolluted skies. Come out and appreciate our clear dark skies July 21st

The Adirondack Sky Center, in partnership with the community of Tupper Lake, The Wild Center Natural History Museum, The Tupper Arts Center, local lodging and dining venues, and other organizations will host games, crafts, scientific demonstrations, a scavenger hunt, prizes and tons of fun. 

The Festival will be a town-wide event, with activities offered at the Adirondack Sky Center observatory property, at The Wild Center, at the High School, and at the Tupper Lake Bandshell.

Stop in at one of these venues to get a map and schedule of events, see below, or download it at AdirondackSkyCenter.org.

 

Schedule of Events

1pm - 5pm

Astronomy Fun:  Ongoing solar observing, crafts, scientific demonstrations, scavenger hunt, prizes, and much more 

ASC Observatory Big Wolf Road

178 Big Wolf Road

1pm - 5pm

StarLab Planetarium presentations

High School gymnasium

25 Chaney Ave

1:30 pm

Light Pollution and Wildlife presentation - The International Dark Sky Association and The Wild Center, Andy Anderson

The Wild Center Theater

45 Museum Drive

1:30 – 2:30pm – The International Dark Sky Association – “Light Pollution and Impacts on Wildlife”
The International Dark-Sky Association works to protect the night skies for present and future generations. Join representatives of the Association and one of The Wild Center’s animal ambassadors to learn the impacts light pollution has on wildlife in our area.

Lecture at The Wild Center

45 Museum Drive

3:30pm

Al Nagler, Helping Apollo 11 Astronauts Get to the Moon: Work on Simulators

The Wild Center Theater

45 Museum Drive

7:30 pm

Celestial Stories and Traditions of the Haudenosaunee / Mohawk People, and Greek and Roman Mythology of the July Night-time Sky; David Fadden and Jeffrey Miller

High School auditorium

25 Chaney Avenue

7:30 - 9:30 pm

Music of the Skies - Night School

Town Bandshell - at The Bottom of Mill Street

9:30 pm - midnight 

Evening stargazing

ASC Observatory Big Wolf Road

178 Big Wolf Road

For more information, visit www.adirondackskycenter.org