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.

Our popular 'Laser 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 and have a chance to take a look through a telescope. These events are a great way for novice stargazers to get acquainted with the night sky. 

There are also monthly "Astrophotographers Assemble" events specifically for night sky photographers. 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. 

Our organized public viewing events have wrapped up for the 2018 season, but 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

Laser Tours

  • Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4 
  • Friday, May 31 & Saturday, June 1
  • Friday, June 28 & Saturday, June 29
  • Friday, August 2 & Saturday, August 3
  • Friday, August 30 & Saturday, August 31
  • Friday, September 27 & Saturday, September 28


Astrophotographer Nights

  • Saturday, April 27
  • Saturday, May 25
  • Saturday, June 22
  • Saturday, July 27
  • Saturday, August 24
  • Saturday, September 21


Perseid Meteor Shower

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

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