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Point Pelee National Park

Point Pelee National Park—located in the Canadian province of Ontario—consists of a peninsula of land, mainly of marsh and woodland habitats, that tapers to a sharp point as it extends into Lake Erie. Point Pelee is seriously commited not only to amateur astronomy, but also to preserving the darkness of the night sky, and likely…read more »

Point Pelee National Park—located in the Canadian province of Ontario—consists of a peninsula of land, mainly of marsh and woodland habitats, that tapers to a sharp point as it extends into Lake Erie. Point Pelee is seriously commited not only to amateur astronomy, but also to preserving the darkness of the night sky, and likely contains the most pristine skies in southern Ontario. A stargazer who is familiar with the site told EarthSky the following: “Point Pelee National Park is designated as a Dark Sky Preserve by the Windsor Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC). It is the southernmost point of land in Canada, and there is no light pollution. Every month there is a Dark Sky Night with members of the RASC. On these nights, the park stays open late.”

Deborah Byrd