Dark Sky Viewing Area Event Season Currently Suspended

Please note that events scheduled at the DSVA in 2020 are currently cancelled through July. Please check back for the status of remaining events.

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 May and September.


2020 Event Schedule

Dates Subject to Change


Stargazing Tour LogoLaser-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. 


Astrophotographers AssembleAstrophotographers 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). 


Up Close With The MoonUp 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. 



Perseid Meteor Shower LogoPerseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid Meteor Shower, the northern hemisphere's finest annual display of 'shooting stars', peaks during the overnight hours of August 11th & 12th. 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.  

Please note: the peak is a week before a new moon so conditions should be quite good (weather permitting).

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