Dark Sky Night at Split Rock Lighthouse

Dark Sky Night


3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd.
Two Harbors, MN 55616
United States



About This Event

The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium is gearing up to hit the road again for their 6th annual Dark Sky Caravan, and they will be stopping at Split Rock Lighthouse on August 8.

To celebrate our dark skies, we will start the night off with a screening of Northern Nights, Starry Skies with Travis Novitsky. The 60-minute documentary celebrates the star-bright sky, dark sky places, Indigenous star knowledge, and our stewardship of the night sky.

After the screening, Planetarium staff will set up telescopes for everyone to enjoy and give live tours of the night sky. If it’s cloudy, don’t worry! We will still have fun activities and digital sky tours so you can learn what to look for when it clears up.

Minnesota is home to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) which is the largest International Dark Sky Sanctuary in the world and one of two Level 1 dark skies east of the Mississippi River. Minnesotans are incredibly lucky to be so close to such pristine dark skies.

If you have ever wanted to look up at the stars above Split Rock Lighthouse, now is your chance!

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



Questions? Contact us.