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Dark Sky Nights

Milkyway at Point Pelee
© Parks Canada / Photo Credit: Cale Best

Experience the wonders of the night sky

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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