Category Archives: Dark Sky Preserves

SkyNews web-extras for ‘Best-of’ 20th anniversary article

In the special 20th anniversary issue of the May/June 2015 issue of SkyNews: The Canadian Magazine of Astronomy & Stargazing, I rounded-up the top events, experiences, and amenities in Canada’s dark sky preserves. As mentioned at the end of the … Continue reading

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SkyNews Irving Nature Park column + East Coast tour wrap-up – web extras

This column marks the conclusion of a two-year odyssey through the six dark sky preserves of Eastern Canada and Quebec on assignment for SkyNews: The Canadian Magazine of Astronomy & Stargazing. Most of the actual trip took place in one … Continue reading

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SkyNews Grasslands East Block column – web extras

On the way back from the Canadian Science Writers’ Association conference just over a month ago, we stopped by the town of Val Marie, SK (pop. 136) on the edge of Grasslands National Park. Link to this post!

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SkyNews Wood Buffalo column – web extras

This issue (Sept/Oct 2014) of SkyNews Magazine, I did an extended (4 pages, instead of the normal 1-2) on Wood Buffalo National Park, in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories/Alberta border (world’s largest dark sky preserve, larger than Switzerland or the moon Mimas … Continue reading

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Above & Beyond magazine aurora column – web extras

This month, I’ve had the honour of writing for Above & Beyond, the in-flight magazine of First Air – one of the airlines that generously brought me to the NWT to speak at their annual tourism AGM. In that article, … Continue reading

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Mont-Mégantic SkyNews dark sky column – web extras

Back in August of this past year, I had the chance to tour the Canadian dark sky preserve that is perhaps most shrouded in mystery for most Canadians (and that’s a shame) Mont-Mégantic International Dark Sky Reserve in Quebec’s Eastern Townships. … Continue reading

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Fundy SkyNews dark sky column – web extras

Back in May of this year, I had the chance to tour the dark sky preserves of Canada’s Maritime provinces (five in-all.) One of my favourites – day or night – was New Brunswick’s Fundy National Park and The Hopewell … Continue reading

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Kejimkujik SkyNews dark sky column – web extras

Back in May of this year, I had the chance to tour the dark sky preserves of Canada’s Maritime provinces (all five of them!) First-up was Nova Scotia’s Kejimkujik National Park, a few hours south of Halifax, not far inland … Continue reading

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Photos from upcoming article on Wood Buffalo national park

This September, I spent a week in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories and Wood Buffalo National Park, Canada’s latest dark sky preserve. At 44,000 square km, “Wood Buff’” is now the Link to this post!

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Kouchibouguac SkyNews dark sky column – web extras

In the September/October 2013 issue of SkyNews magazine, I took the first look at the dark sky preserves of Eastern Canada. Over the next year, I’ll have reports from a dark sky preserve in Nova Scotia, Quebec, and five in … Continue reading

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