celebrate the night sky

Night Sky Week Celebration Schedule

Join us for Night Sky Celebration Week!  All events will be held at the Fitger’s Theatre (unless otherwise noted) and live-streamed! So, if you attend please follow the CDC mask guidelines and social distancing protocols.

Event Location

Fitger’s Spirit of the North Theatre (third floor)

600 E Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802 United States

Sunday, September 19, 7-8:30 pm

SPEAKER – Paul Bogard 

Author of “The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light” and English and Environmental Studies at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Monday, September 20, 7-8:30 pm

SPEAKERS – Bob DeGross, Ann Schwaller, Trevor Gibb, & Diane Desotelle

Heart of the Continent Partnership & City of Duluth: 

Bob DeGross Superintendent, Voyageurs National Park

Ann Schwaller  USFS Forest Wilderness Program Manager

Trevor Gibb  Quetico Provincial Park Superintendent

City of Duluth 

Diane DesotelleCity of Duluth Natural Resources Coordinator

Tuesday, September 21, 7-9 pm

SPEAKER – James Rock 

Director of Indigenous Programming at University Minnesota Duluth and Research in Ethno-astronomy and Archeoastronomy.

Wednesday, September 22, 7-8:30 pm

SPEAKER – Mary Stewart Adams 

Star Lore Historian, Storyteller, and host of the weekly public radio program and podcast “The Storyteller’s Night Sky”.

Thursday, September 23, 7-8:30 pm


Indigenous Night/Nature/Wildlife photographer based in Grand Portage, Minnesota.

Friday, September 24, 7-9 pm


American photographer, writer for Sky & Telescope Magazine, and an amateur astronomer.

Saturday, September 25, 7-9 pm

WORKSHOP – Home Light Improvements

Cindy HakalaPresident of Starry Skies North IDA

CAFE Scientifique Twin Ports – Trivia Night 

Creating a more curious, informed, and collaborative society by hosting public discussions in science and technology.

Wildlife Lighting Tour – At Capstone Apartments & Village at Matterhorn.

Randy LarsonMeasure and learn about light spectrums from a local expert.