International Dark Sky Week Blasts Off!

April 20, 2020

The Milky Way and stars at Kartchner Caverns State ParkThe International Dark Sky Association (IDA) is hosting its annual celebration of the night online from April 19-26, 2020! As more of the world turns to virtual entertainment, the night sky can be enjoyed at home, online and in your own backyard.

This whole week, join in learning about and exploring the twinkling world overhead. Watch presentations and Q&As with the IDA all week long, and partake in some stargazing of your own at home, with a constellation craft from Kartchner Caverns.

Kartchner Caverns and Oracle state parks are both recognized International Dark Sky Parks, meaning they offer an exceptional view of the night sky with limited interruptions from nearby light pollution. Observe the wonder of the night sky at these parks with virtual star parties and more activities at home at