All over the world, there are more and more complications due to light pollution, which has negative consequences for both humans and animals. Mandø, with its unique location, in the middle of the Wadden Sea, is part of the World Heritage List and protected from most light pollution. But the location and membership is no guarantee for protection against artificial light, because natural darkness is only protected by commitment and ongoing work.
With support from both local and national politicians, local citizens and groups of private activists with both national and international reach, the project to make Mandø a Dark Sky Park was initiated. The project will guard the precious darkness and spread out knowledge about the advantages and possibilities to e.g. watch millions of stars on the sky, if you just change the habits and needs of artificial light a bit.
The location of Mandø; close to big cities like Esbjerg and Ribe, provides access for many people and businesses, who can get inspired to use the world's resources better and enjoy the nature.
Whether it is a dark winter night or a bright summer night, Mandø offers a range of special astronomic phenomena, which are worth experiencing. See the calendar further down on this page for the phenomena and select a day with limited clouds for the best experience.