Mammoth Cave to host International Dark Sky Week events starting April 15

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(Mammoth Cave National Park)

MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky. – Mammoth Cave National Park is inviting you to celebrate International Dark Sky Week.

From April 15 through April 22, you can join in ranger guided walks, talks and special evening programs.

The annual event encourages people worldwide to turn off lights and enjoy the night sky.

All upcoming events will depend on weather, but the park says they will be free and open to the public. Anyone wishing to join in will not require tickets or a reservation.

Visitors can look forward to using telescopes to view deep sky objects and constellations. In addition, park goers can take nighttime walks during the program and learn about wildlife and get a closer look at the sun.

In 2021, Mammoth Cave National Park gained recognition as an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association in 2021, according to superintendent Barclay Trimble.

For a complete list of times and events, visit Mammoth Cave National Park’s website.