August 25, 2022 - Nearly 150 people gathered in Cedarville, CA, August 19 & 20 to celebrate the starry skies in and surrounding the Massacre Rim Wilderness Study Area and International Dark Sky Sanctuary.
The annual Dark Sky Festival is hosted by Friends, the BLM Applegate Field Office and Modoc Tourism. This year, members of the Astronomical Society of Nevada brought their high-powered telescopes to make day and night sky viewing particularly memorable.
Festival-goers created some art, competed in a far-out trivia contest, and of course gazed up at the cosmos. A cloudless sky provided visitors the breathtaking opportunity to view planets, distant galaxies, nebulae, and even an occasional shooting star.
The event becomes more popular each year – watch this website and our social media next summer for the announcement of the 2023 Dark Sky Festival.
Thanks to the Astronomical Society of Nevada for the special equipment and supervising safe daytime viewing.
ASN's 20-inch Dobsonian telescope