Category Archives: Dark Sky Preserves

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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Kawartha Highlands column in Sky News magazine: web extras

In the May/June 2013 issue of Sky News magazine, I write in my Wilderness Astronomer column about a dark sky preserve that never-was. At times, Ontario Parks calls it a “Provincial Park“…at other times, it’s a “Signature Site“.  Link to … Continue reading

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Staff training at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Thanks to Stefanie Hamilton and the rest of the Jasper Park Lodge staff for putting me up for two weeks during year two of Dark Skies month here. Over the last two years, Link to this post!

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Stargazing at Old Fort Point

For those who were on my dark sky tour last night in the Canadian Rockies (and those who are wondering where this is) a stellar time seemed to be had by all on a very crisp and clear October 6. … Continue reading

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Could this be the world’s first cross-border dark sky park?

It all started when a group of astronomy club members from Montana couldn’t make a planned guided stargazing weekend for visitors to Waterton Lakes National Park in Southern Alberta: “OK we’ll hire you…the free guys can’t make it” was basically … Continue reading

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Web links for Sky News magazine column on Point Pelee

On-assignment for Sky News magazine, I was lucky enough to be invited to view the Transit of Venus (next one’s in 2117 in case you missed this one) at Point Pelee National Park – one of North America’s premiere birdwatching … Continue reading

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