What's better than viewing the night sky the way it's meant to be seen? Seeing it with dozens of other stargazers!
The Lennox & Addington Dark Sky Viewing Area is a great place to see the stars anytime... but if you want to learn a little more about the night sky overhead, we host a number of events between April and September.
With the exception of our informal Geminid Meteor Shower Event on December 13/14, our organized public viewing events have wrapped up for the 2018 season. But don't worry, that doesn't mean that the fun is over. If it's a clear, moonless night, there's a good chance that there will be a gathering of stargazers and astrophotographers at the DSVA.
2019 Event Schedule
Dates Subject to Change
Laser-Guided Stargazing Tour
Our popular Laser-Guided Stargazing Tour events take place on weekends near a new moon. Each start about an hour after dusk and last approximately 90 minutes. Weather permitting, you'll get a laser-guided tour of the night sky by Joe Gilker from Dark Arts Astrophotography and have the opportunity to take a look through a telescope at various celestial objects. These events are a great way for novice stargazers to get acquainted with the night sky.
- Before the Bugs Stargazing Tour
Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4
- Springtime Stargazing Tour
Friday, May 31 & Saturday, June 1
- Summer's Here Stargazing Tour
Friday, June 28 & Saturday, June 29
- The Milky Way Stargazing Tour - Episode I
Friday, August 2 & Saturday, August 3
- The Milky Way Stargazing Tour - Episode II
Friday, August 30 & Saturday, August 31
- Autumn's Arrival Stargazing Tour
Friday, September 27 & Saturday, September 28
Our monthly Astrophotographers Assemble events are geared toward night sky photographers (but anyone can attend). It's an informal evening where shutterbugs - from novice to expert and everyone in between - are encouraged to come out and photograph the stars overhead. Events begin about an hour after dusk and last all night (if you can stay awake that long).
- Saturday, April 27
- Saturday, May 25
- Saturday, June 22
- Saturday, July 27
- Saturday, August 24
- Saturday, September 21
Perseid Meteor Shower
- Tuesday, August 13th (Note: peak is 2 days before full moon so conditions will not be ideal)