The Lennox & Addington Dark Sky Viewing Area proudly presents their final stargazing evenings of the 2018 season. Witness the ‘almost’ Autumn sky on Friday, September 14th & Saturday, September 15th from approximately 8:30 – 10pm (weather permitting).
On hand at the Dark Sky Viewing Area to lead the sessions will be local dark sky enthusiast, Joe Gilker. Joe is a regular visitor to the Dark Sky Viewing Area and has become well-known in astrophotography circles in recent years. Joe will have his telescope and laser pointer on hand for a fun evening at the DSVA. The Andromeda Galaxy, the Ring Nebula and Mars will be among the celestial objects highlighted during the evening.
Admission is free. Please note that these stargazing sessions are very weather dependent and will take place ONLY IF THE SKY IS MOSTLY FREE OF CLOUDS. Please visit www.DarkSkyViewing.com or www.Facebook.com/darkskyviewing for the most up-to-date information about viewing conditions.
The monthly 2018 stargazing events were very popular with visitors, with hundreds of visitors attending the monthly two-night events. A large percentage of those in attendance travel to the L&A Dark Sky Viewing Area from urban areas including Windsor, Toronto, Ottawa and beyond. For many, it’s the first time that they witnessed a view of the night sky that was unobstructed by the glare of city lights.
Even though this is the last organized public viewing at the Dark Sky Viewing Area this year, the site is always open and admission is always free.