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Dark Sky Community

Read our annual Dark Sky Report for 2022

Dark Sky Designation Survey Results: Nov 12-25, 2022

2023 Meteor Shower Calendar

5 Lighting Principles for Responsible Outdoor Lighting

Saving the Dark: A Film on Light Pollution

What is a Dark Sky Community?

"An IDA International Dark Sky Community is a town, city, municipality or other legally organized community that has shown exceptional dedication to the preservation of the night sky through the implementation and enforcement of a quality outdoor lighting ordinance, dark sky education and citizen support of dark skies. Dark Sky Communities excel in their efforts to promote responsible lighting and dark sky stewardship, and set good examples for surrounding communities. " - Source: IDA Website

Stargazing with a Telescope

Here are the locations of our two rubber pads:

  • 54 Ave. and 53 Ave. West of Lilian Schick School
  • West of the Bon Accord Arena parking lot near the south entrance

Read Bon Accord's Dark Sky Brochure 

Articles of Interest

Read more about Bon Accord's Dark Sky designation in these articles:

Turn out the lights: Bon Accord seeking dark sky designation - Global News

Bon Accord celebrates becoming Canada's first 'Dark Sky' community - CBC

Bon Accord earns international dark sky designation - Edmonton Journal

Alberta Town Named First International Dark Sky Community In Canada - IDA

Interested in knowing the astronomers forecast?  Use the Bon Accord Clear Sky chart to help determine what the sky will look like over the next 48 hours.