Dark Sky Night at Split Rock Lighthouse

Date: August 11, 2022

Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location: Split Rock Lighthouse

Event Description

Minnesota is home to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) which is the largest International Dark Sky Sanctuary in the world. To celebrate our dark skies, the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium staff will be traveling along the North Shore and stopping at different locations each night for a star party.

Planetarium staff will set up telescopes for everyone to enjoy and give live tours of the night sky. We will also be on the lookout for meteors from the Perseid Meteor shower happening August 11-13. If it’s cloudy, don’t worry! They will still have fun activities and digital sky tours so you can learn what to look for when it clears up.

Free! Please be sure to pack bug spray, a head lamp, and dress appropriately for the weather.

Additional Info


Dark Sky Night at Split Rock Lighthouse