Champaign County Dark Sky Week

Champaign County Dark Sky Week Celebration

Saving the Dark Sky: Who Benefits from Curbing Light Pollution?

Champaign County's only Dark Sky Park: Middle Fork Forest Preserve

Learn More About the International Dark Sky Association

“Before we invented civilization our ancestors lived mainly in the open out under the sky. Before we devised artificial lights and atmospheric pollution and modern forms of nocturnal entertainment we watched the stars. There were practical calendar reasons of course but there was more to it than that. Even today the most jaded city dweller can be unexpectedly moved upon encountering a clear night sky studded with thousands of twinkling stars. When it happens to me after all these years it still takes my breath away.”