Help all of West Marin become an International Dark Sky Community

DarkSky West Marin (formerly DarkSkyPoint Reyes) is a community-led initiative formed by the residents of West Marin, County Supervisor Dennis Rodoni, & the Point Reyes Station Village Assocation in collaboration with the Point Reyes National Seashore. Its mission is to preserve the natural night skyscape in this beautiful and environmentally diverse area.

Join us at the Dance Palace!

Sky Preservation Work

Each month, in concert with the Point Reyes National Seashore, DarkSky West Marin, and the Point Reyes Station Village Association present a benefit stargazing event just before each new moon. The event supports the preservation of the coastal nightscape. Sky preservation work includes efforts for all of West Marin to:

  • help property/business owners or managers lessen light pollution and trespass
  • qualify this area as an DarkSky International Place
  • update Marin County Lighting regulations

Monthly Stargazing Events

Listen to Don Jolley’s April 19 Inspriational Speech Here:

Join astronomy teacher and storyteller extraordinaire Don Jolley just before each new moon to learn the names of planets, stars, and constellations and listen to spellbinding stories about billions and billions of celestial bodies. Keep an eye on the right side of this page for announcements about the upcoming stargazings, and Don’s weather reports. Mark your calendar!

NEW! Please note: It is no longer necessary to preregister or prepay for stargazing!


  • Learn How Dimming Lights Saves Animals & Birds
    Dark Sky West Marin and Point Reyes Station Village Association are sponsoring a great event about the effects of light pollution on wildlife and ecosystems.We are very lucky to have Joe Mueller, Professor of Biology speak on this subject.Light pollution is increasing at a rate of 10% a year, and the effects are felt by more than us humans. Please … Read more