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
Articles of Interest
Read more about Bon Accord's Dark Sky designation in these articles:
Bon Accord earns international dark sky designation - Edmonton Journal
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.