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The International Dark-Sky Association is the only non-profit organization fighting to preserve the night.

Join us as we work to protect wildlife, cut energy waste and stop light pollution.

Shine On Harvest Moon--Kennekuk Cove Star Party

Everyone, young and old, is invited to bring your binoculars to Kennekuk Cove County Park, Nature Center, on Thursday, October 5th for a Star and optional Costume Party celebrating the Harvest Full Moon. Talks begin at 6 PM with a discussion on the formation of the moon and its vital role for life on earth--culturally and it's impact on wildlife and even vegetation.

Discussions will include the recent Solar Eclipse and the next Great American Eclipse in 2024 and the effects of light pollution on the skies, humans, and wildlife. Prizes will be awarded for best Harvest Moon or star costume. Hot apple cider and treats will be available.

Full moon rises at 6:47 PM and viewing will be available until 8 PM.

Please bring your binoculars for viewing the Harvest Full Moon!

People and Organizations already excited about Darker Skies

Charter Members:
Dr. Jeff Cooke, Hawaii/Australia
Fr. Timothy Sauppé, Westville
Darla Cooke, Westville

Charter Businesses & Institutions:
Vermilion County Conservation District, Kenneth Konsis, Executive Director
St. Mary's Catholic Church, Westville
Newell's Services (Trucking/Excavation), Roger Newell

Become a Charter Member for Dark Vermilion Skies. Contact Father Sauppé.