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.
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
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!