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


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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. 


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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). 


Perseid Meteor Shower

  • Tuesday, August 13th (Note: peak is 2 days before full moon so conditions will not be ideal)

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