The Lennox & Addington Dark Sky Viewing Area proudly presents their final stargazing evenings of the 2017 season. Witness the ‘Early Autumn Sky’ on Friday, September 22nd & Saturday, September 23rd from 9 – 10:30pm (weather permitting).

On hand at the Dark Sky Viewing Area to lead the sessions will be local dark sky enthusiast, Joe Gilker. Joe is a regular visitor to the Dark Sky Viewing Area and has become well-known in astrophotography circles in recent years. Joe will have his telescope and laser pointer on hand for a fun evening at the DSVA. The Andromeda Galaxy, the Hercules Cluster, and the Ring Nebula will be among the celestial objects highlighted during the evening.

Admission is free. Please note that these stargazing sessions are very weather dependent and will take place ONLY IF THE SKY IS MOSTLY FREE OF CLOUDS. Please visit or for the most up-to-date information about viewing conditions.

Despite a few ‘cloud/rain outs’, the monthly 2017 stargazing events remain very popular, with hundreds of visitors attending the monthly two-night events. A large percentage of those in attendance travel to the L&A Dark Sky Viewing Area from urban areas including Windsor, Toronto, Ottawa and beyond. For many, it’s the first time that they witnessed a view of the night sky that was unobstructed by the glare of city lights.

Even though this is the last organized public viewing at the Dark Sky Viewing Area this year, the site is always open and admission is always free.

About the Lennox & Addington Dark Sky Viewing Area:

Located 37 km north of Napanee near the Sheffield Conservation Area, the L&A County Dark Sky Viewing Area (7879 County Road 41) is the most southerly point in Ontario that offers a night sky experience very similar to what was available more than 100 years ago. The site includes a large concrete pad for camera or telescope setup, or placement of lawn chairs for general stargazing. While the L&A Dark Sky Viewing Area is ideal for both professional and amateur astronomers and astrophotographers, it is designed for anyone wishing to observe the natural wonder of the stars. For more information, please visit