The Lennox & Addington Dark Sky Viewing Area’s event season continues on Friday, July 6th & Saturday, July 7th beginning at about 10pm (weather permitting). The ‘Summertime #Stargazing Tour’ will be presented by dark sky enthusiast, Joe Gilker from Dark Arts Astrophotography.
A fun and informative laser-guided tour of the night sky will highlight a number of interesting celestial objects. A high powered telescope tour will follow with Jupiter, Saturn and Mars in focus. The Milky Way will also be in prime view during the overnight hours.
Please note that these stargazing sessions are very weather dependent and will take place ONLY IF THE SKY IS MOSTLY FREE OF CLOUDS. Please check back often for up-to-date information about viewing conditions.
Several stargazing events are taking place at the Lennox & Addington Dark Sky Viewing Area in 2018. In addition to the laser-guided tours of the night sky, the site will also host monthly “Astrophotographers Assemble” night sky photography sessions, with the next one scheduled for July 14th from dusk until dawn. A new feature at the site, it is an informal evening where night sky photographers – from novice to expert and everyone in between – are encouraged to share ideas while photographing the stars overhead. Events occur on Saturday evenings on or near a new moon.
Visit www.DarkSkyViewing.com for details about the site and the upcoming event schedule.
About the Lennox & Addington Dark Sky Viewing Area:
Located 37 km north of Napanee near the Sheffield Conservation Area, the L&A County Dark Sky Viewing Area (7980 County Road 41) is the most southerly point in Ontario that offers a pristine a night sky experience very similar to what was available more than 100 years ago. The site includes a large concrete pad for camera or telescope setup, or placement of lawn chairs for general stargazing. While the L&A Dark Sky Viewing Area is ideal for both professional and amateur astronomers and astrophotographers, it is designed for anyone wishing to observe the natural wonder of the stars. For more information, please visit www.DarkSkyViewing.com.