Construction is wrapping up on a variety of projects that were designed to improve the visitor experience at the Lennox & Addington Dark Sky Viewing Area, located at 7980 County Road 41 in Erinsville.
Improvements to the site include:
- An expanded concrete platform to allow more space for telescope and camera setup,
- Barrier fencing along the southern edge of the viewing area to reduce vehicle light obstruction on the platform,
- Solar power installation for visitors requiring power to operate telescope and camera equipment.
- A large telescope and presentation equipment was also purchased to improve upon our various stargazing events.
This is the first major construction project undertaken at the Dark Sky Viewing Area since opening in August 2013. Over the past decade, the site has grown to become one of the top tourist destinations in Lennox & Addington. Known as Ontario’s most southerly dark sky site, thousands of visitors from urban areas to view a night sky almost completely unobstructed by light pollution.
For more information, please visit www.DarkSkyViewing.com.