The Lennox & Addington Dark Sky Viewing Area recently installed physical distancing circles on the viewing platform and the surrounding grass area.
The circles are a minimum of 2 metres apart from one another and can incorporate tripod set-up for most cameras and telescopes. Each circle should also be large enough for 1-2 camping chairs (if visitors within the circle are from the same household).
In total, there are 8 white physical distancing circles painted on the concrete platform, with 7 additional circles spaced out on the surrounding grassy area. The 8 circles on the concrete have a reflective coating for extra visibility during overnight hours.
We ask that casual stargazers (ie. no telescopes or cameras) utilize the circles on the grassy areas in order to allow stargazers with tripods to set up on the concrete platform.
Please practice physical distancing by keeping 2 metres (6 feet) away from others while visiting. Sanitize your hands when entering and exiting the Dark Sky Viewing Area, and consider wearing a face covering or cloth mask. For more information about physical distancing and other health & safety measures, please visit Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health's website.
Also note that portable restroom facilities are not currently available at the Dark Sky Viewing Area.
The Lennox & Addington Dark Sky Viewing Area is located at 7980 County Road 41, 37 km north of Napanee. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. For more details, about the site, please visit www.DarkSkyViewing.com.