I adore looking up at the stars. Ever since I was little I’ve wanted a telescope – I think I got the obsession from my Dad because he’s the same way. In Rota we were too close to the port and it was way too light to see them, but in Jacksonville and even here it’s dark enough – especially here!
If you like looking at the stars and are close to Harmony, Florida (which is kind of between the Disney resorts and Melbourne, around 40 minutes south of Orlando) then you need to check out the “Dark Sky Festival!” I lived in Florida for most of my life and then moved out around 5 years ago – and of course then this is the 5th Annual Dark Sky Festival! This sounds like a lot of fun and a beautiful experience!
Greg Golgowski, Harmony’s Conservation Director says: “As with the past four Dark Sky Festivals, patrons will be able to enjoy viewing the night skies through a variety of telescopes while enjoying music and food, stopping by numerous specialty booths, meeting astronomers and other scientists, playing in the Cosmic Kids Zone and so much more.”
The April 5th date was selected because it falls on the heels of National Dark Sky week (March 29 – April 4); where people in the United States are encouraged to turn out their unnecessary outdoor lights in order to temporarily reduce light pollution.
The Festival is free and open to the general public. The festivities will be kicked off at 7 pm by the Silver Clouds Community Orchestra followed by the Motown group, Rare Earth. For more information, please visit www.DarkSkyFestival.com or call 407-891-8358!