International Dark Sky Week 2021

April 5-12, 2021

Activities in Utah


Monday, April 5th:

  • 5 PM – Utah State Parks: “Saving the Dark” Documentary (posted to multiple Utah State Park Facebook Pages)
  • 7 PM – IDA Utah: IDA Chapter info session (Facebook) Learn More


Tuesday, April 6th:

  • 6 PM – Antelope Island: Talking Telescopes with Tom Sevcik (Facebook and YouTube) Learn More
  • 7:30 PM – Utah State Parks Light Pollution Virtual Presentation


Wednesday, April 7th:

  • 6 PM – Clark Planetarium: 6 Tips for Beginning Night Sky ObserversRobert Bigelow (Facebook) Learn More
  • 7 PM – South Physics Observatory: The Dark Side of Light Pollution (Facebook) Learn More
  • 8 PM – Clark Planetarium: Dark Skies and Citizen Science in Astronomy, Thomas Quayle. (Facebook) Learn More
  • 9 PM – South Physics Observatory: Digital Star Party w/WEO. (Facebook) Learn More


Thursday, April 8th:

  • 9 AM to 12 PMTracy Aviary: Lights Out Launch: Spring Migration Bird Walk (in person, Tracy Aviary’s Jordan River Nature Center, registration required). Learn More
  • 2 PM – Western Night Skies Council: Astrophotography: Discovering the Night (Zoom, Registration Required) Learn More
  • 7 PM to 8:30 PM – Tracy Aviary: Lights Out Launch: Virtual Paint Along (Zoom, Registration Required). Learn More
  • 9 PM – South Physics Observatory and Utah State Parks: Virtual Star Party Using the 32” Willard Eccles Observatory Telescope (Facebook) Learn More


Friday, April 9th:

  • 7 PM – Goosenecks State Park: Celestial Events at Goosenecks (Facebook) Learn More


Saturday, April 10th:

  • 6 PM – Antelope Island State Park: Star-hopping with Wendy (Facebook and YouTube) Learn More
  • 7 PM – Antelope Island State Park: Astrophotography 101 with Duke Johnson and Ryan Andreasen (Facebook and YouTube) Learn More


Sunday, April 11th:

  • 6 PM – Fremont Indian State Park: The Archaeoastronomy Project of Fremont Indian State Park with Dr. John Lundwall (Facebook) Learn More


Monday, April 12th:

  • 7 PM – U of U South Physics Observatory w/ Utah State Parks: Our Solar System – A Virtual Presentation. Learn More