Milkyway at Point Pelee© Parks Canada / Photo Credit: Cale Best
Experience the wonders of the night sky
Marsh by Moonlight
June 18, 2016
Marsh Boardwalk, 8:30 p.m.
Have you ever enjoyed the marsh by the light of the moon? Here’s your chance. Join Pelee Wings Paddlesports for a moonlit paddle through the marsh and explore it like few others have. Paddling not your speed? Join park staff for a stroll around the boardwalk and learn how we study the natural world after dark. You’ll have the chance to become part of our Marsh monitoring program and hear just how active the marsh is at night. Park open to midnight.
Parks Day Astronomy Weekend
July 16-17, 2016
Join acclaimed astronomy writer Peter McMahon for a weekend filled with astronomy. View the surface of the sun, take in a show at the portable planetarium and join in the stargazing. Park open to 2 am for maximum viewing experience.
Perseid Meteor Celebration
August 12-13, 2016
We’re staying open all night to view the peak of this annual meteor shower. Kick the night off with a local moth expert and see what amazing species he’s able to attract – you’ll be surprised just how colourful some moths are. Join members of RASC later in the evening and enjoy the meteor show. Park open all night between August 12 and 13.
Do you need more information?
These dates offer the darkest skies for optimum viewing due to their proximity to the new moon. Designated as a Dark Sky Preserve by the Windsor Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, the Park will be open until midnight. For the best star gazing encounters, we recommend you come equipped with binoculars or a telescope.
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