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Events at L&A Dark Sky Viewing Area

Events for stargazers

The L&A 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, we host events between May and September.
L&A County Dark Sky Viewing Area is a great spot for stargazing, astrophotography or deep sky observations with your telescope! Located less than an hour away from the 401, north of Greater Napanee.

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 60 minutes. Weather permitting, you’ll get a laser-guided tour of the night sky. These events are a great way for novice stargazers to get acquainted with the night sky.

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Unfortunately, we will be unable to proceed with the Laser Guided tour scheduled for Saturday, October 9th. There is a high probability of extended cloud cover during event hours this evening, making it impossible to view enough stars for our guide to navigate the laser tour.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. You’re still encouraged to visit our area and explore all the fun daytime activities here in Lennox & Addington County (the fall colours are nearing their peak!). Find out more here: www.NaturallyLA.ca/explore.

Thank you for your understanding. Note that the L&A Dark Sky Viewing Area is open year-round. Hope to see you soon.

Astro-Photographers Assemble

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).

Check back later in the summer… we hope to be able to host you sometime in 2021!

Up Close With The Moon

You can see the moon from everywhere, but have you ever looked at it up close? New for 2020, Tim Trentatue will be at the Dark Sky Viewing Area to teach visitors bit about the moon, and you can take a up close look at the surface of the moon through his high powered telescope.

Check back later in the summer… we hope to be able to host you sometime in 2021!

Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid Meteor Shower, the northern hemisphere’s finest annual display of ‘shooting stars’, peaks August 11th, 12th & 13th. One of the best places to see the meteors in North America is at the Lennox & Addington Dark Sky Viewing Area! If you watch the night sky for at least 15 minutes on that night, you are guaranteed to see at least one meteor—likely more. The longer you watch, the more meteors will flash through the sky.

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It’s absolutely amazing!!! I was there yesterday and I swear my heart almost stopped beating from how magnificent and phenomenal the view is!!
- Bonbon MK

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