Defending the Dark- Preserving the
Night Sky in Maine

Friday, October 14, 6 & 8PM

Date: Friday, October 14, 2022 6 & 8 PM
Time: Doors: 5:30 PM
Films: 6 & 8 PM followed by a Stellarium show  
$5 for adults, Free for RLRS students
Where to buy:
Presented in partnership with: Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust


Defending the Dark premiered at the 2022 Maine Outdoor Film Festival.

Defending the Dark uses the designated dark sky areas in northern Maine as examples of natural, dark sky environments to educate the public on why dark skies are essential. The film seeks to motivate viewers to shift their habits and take action to reduce light pollution in their communities. Dark sky conservation benefits wildlife and their habitats. It benefits human health, saves energy, and reduces costs.

There will be two showings of Defending the Dark, with each show paired with an abbreviated Stellarium show presented by Northern Stars Planetarium.

RLHT is sponsoring Rangeley Lakes Regional School students to be able to attend at no cost. Tickets are on sale at All proceeds will further the conserving the dark sky of the Rangeley Lakes Region.

About the Filmmaker

Tara Roberts Zabriskie, the owner of Moosey Productions, works with organizations on environmental educational videos. Tara has worked on projects for the Massachusetts Audubon Society, The American Hiking Society, and the National Park Service. Her ongoing work with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, highlighted in the Fall 2020 issue of ATC Journeys, makes her an excellent fit for this Dark Sky Video project.