12th Annual Harmony Dark Sky Festival

February 27 & 28, 2015

Friday 5PM-10PM, Saturday 5PM-10PM

Harmony Town Square

3500 Harmony Town Square Dr. Harmony, FL 34773 (Click here for a map)


 

Be Part of the Solution, Fight Light Pollution!

Join us for this two day fun filled educational festival which will feature:

- A Telescope Zone with over 50 scopes setup for public viewing.
- Planetarium Shows.
- A Kids Zone with various bounce houses, rides, and laser tag.
- NASA Interactive Exhibits.
- A visit from the 501st Legion (Star Wars characters).
- A wide variety of craft, retail, and food vendors.

Free admission, fun and educational activities for all ages, and much more! 

ASTRONOMERS

Astronomers are an instrumental part of this festival because they are bringing their astonomy equipment and are facilitating the public viewing at the Telescope Zone. We value the relationships we have with local astronomical societies and individual enthusiast! We are always looking for more people and organizations to become involved with this element of the festival, so if interested please email the Festival Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Sign-ups will be available on this page as the event approaches.

VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are an essential element to make our festival successful. All volunteers will receive a festival t-shirt, food and drinks, and community service hours (if applicable). Sign-ups will be available on this page as the event approaches.

VENDORS

Harmony strides in having a wide variety of vendors at our festivals for guests to enjoy, registration is now open, click here to apply. (Spaces are limited and granted on a first come first served basis.)    

SPONSORS

Are you interested in promoting your business by partnering with our festivals in Harmony?  If so, check out the sponsor information packet with details for the Dark Sky Festival. If you're interested in sponsoring all three of Harmony's festivals, contact Nick Deacon at the email below.

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The purpose of the Dark Sky Festival at Harmony is to expose the general public to the marvels of astronomy and the importance of protecting dark skies - not just for astronomy purposes, but also for the values that darkness provides to area wildlife. Our entire family-friendly festival is held outdoors in low light conditions on the streets, sidewalks and park located in Harmony Town Square. Due to Harmony's efforts and the support of the County Commissioners, an ordinance now requires new lighting in the County to be protective of dark skies. In a county that includes portions of Walt Disney World and has extensive brightly lit tourist commercial uses, this was a significant event in itself. In addition, all County facilities were retrofitted to better protect the night sky.

Harmony is an environmentally intelligent community located in Central Florida and was chosen as the site for the Dark Sky Festival for several reasons:

  • Harmony Town Square, where the event is held, is in an area rated as Class 4 on the Bortle Scale of Light Pollution.
  • The developer has committed to protecting dark skies. For example, all street lighting, any park lighting and other public lighting uses full cut off fixtures. Private residential and commercial lighting is also held to this standard.
  • The Central Florida Astronomical Society, Melbourne Astronomical Society, and the Brevard Astronomical Society use Harmony as one of their observing locations in Central Florida. The Harmony Institute, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and an event sponsor, is located at Harmony and advises the Harmony developer on lighting and other measures to protect natural systems.
 


 

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