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Split Rock Lighthouse to Host an Evening of Stargazing

The free event will feature a documentary screening, live sky tours, and planetarium activities

TWO HARBORS, Minn. (July 31, 2023) – Split Rock Lighthouse is excited to partner with the Mar­shall W. Alworth Planetarium to host Dark Sky Night on August 8th.

Guests are invited to marvel at the stars above the lighthouse and learn about what makes the night sky in northern Minnesota so special through activities and digital sky tours that will teach visitors about the stars.

The evening will begin with a screening of the documentary Northern Nights, Starry Skies with Travis Novitsky. This hour-long film celebrates the starbright sky, and will cover topics such as dark sky places, Indigenous star knowl­edge, and our stewardship of the night sky.

Following the documentary, staff from the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium will set up telescopes for guests and give live tours of the night sky. This free event is part of the planetarium’s sixth annual Dark Sky Caravan.

Dark Sky Night is the perfect chance for visitors to expand their knowledge of the stars and gain a deeper appreciation for the night sky. All guests are encouraged to pack a head lamp, bug spray, and dress appropriately for the weather.

Visitors can register for this event online in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dark-sky-night-at-split-rock-lighthouse-tick­ets-677373370987

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