Experience the wonders of the night sky during an evening of stargazing. Point Pelee National Park is designated as a Dark Sky Preserve by the Windsor Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. The darkest nights happen during the new moon, when the moon isn't visible in our sky. On these nights listed below, the park will be open until midnight for the best stargazing experiences. Bring your binoculars or a telescope!

February 17, 7:30 pm, Visitor Centre Parking Lot, park open until midnight

Join members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) – Windsor Centre for an evening of stargazing. Bring your own binoculars or take a look through one of the special telescopes on site for the evening.

March 17, park open until midnight

Explore the park on your own after dark and experience the dark skies of Point Pelee. You'll have the opportunity to stay late and see what goes on after dark. Please note that there are no formal programs this evening. Visitor can pick up a seasonal star chart at the gate upon arrival. 

April 21, 7pm, Visitor Centre Parking Lot, park open until midnight

Join members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Windsor Centre for an evening of stargazing. Bring your own binoculars or take a look through one of the special telescopes on site for the evening. At 7 pm join us for an evening hike about "What's Croaking?". Meet at the Visitor Centre. 

May 19, park open until midnight

At 8 pm join us for the "Woodcock Walk" and the chance to see the quirky and interesting mating rituals of the American Woodcock. Meet at the Visitor Centre.   

June 16, 8:30 pm, Visitor Centre Parking Lot, park open until midnight

Join members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) – Windsor Centre for an evening of stargazing. Bring your own binoculars or take a look through one of the special telescopes on site for the evening.

July 14, park open until midnight

At 9:00 pm, join us for a night hike called "Butterflies of the Night" where we'll listen for night creatures, pull out our bats detector and set up a light for insect viewing. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

August 11 to 13, park open all night

*Astronomy Weekend - Perseid Meteor Celebration - We're celebrating the dark skies of Point Pelee National Park all weekend. Join us for astronomy programs throughout the day and night. The park will stay open all night between August 11 to 12 and 12 to 13 for optimal viewing of the peak of the Perseid Meteor Showers. *Point Pelee National Park Centennial Celebration Event

August 11, 9 pm, to August 12, 2 am, West Beach

Meteor Shower Beach Party - Join members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Windsor Centre on the beach and view the early night sky before sitting back and enjoying the meteor shower. Bring a chair or blanket and settle in on the beach for the evening.

September 8, park open until midnight

At 7:30 pm join us in the Visitor Centre for the "Let's Get Batty" hike.

October 13, 7:30 pm, Visitor Centre Parking Lot, park open until midnight

Join members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Windsor Centre for an evening of stargazing. Bring your own binoculars or take a look through one of the special telescopes on site for the evening.

November 10, park open until midnight

Explore the park on your own after dark and experience the dark skies of Point Pelee. You'll have the opportunity to stay late and see what goes on after dark. Please note that there are no formal programs this evening. Visitor can pick up a seasonal star chart at the gate upon arrival.

December 9, 7:00 pm, Visitor Centre Parking Lot, park open until midnight

Join members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Windsor Centre for an evening of stargazing. Bring your own binoculars or take a look through one of the special telescopes on site for the evening.

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