PLEASE NOTE: Astronomy Programs are run in July and August, however the Observatory Building received a substantial amount of damage over the winter and is non-repairable at this time. Luckily enough it is not the building that makes the program but the Astronomer Brian Mould, his presentation, and the fact that you still have the opportunity to view the night sky through a telescope(s) (on clear nights of course).
Haliburton Forest’s Astronomy Program
With the use of the Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope(s) on clear, dark nights - along with a fantastic presentation - there is never a time when our astronomy program does not deliver a quality, introductory experience to our guests. The astronomy program takes place at the edge of 100,000 acres of undeveloped land, giving way to night skies that are void of light pollution, the largest obstacle to night-sky viewing. The furthest object our naked eye can see is 2.6 million light years away. On a clear night we can observe dark sky objects such as the Andromeda Galaxy. This superb location allows the opportunity to view individual stars, galaxies and deep sky objects not normally visible in populated areas.
Even on cloudy nights our programs will leave guests inspired: using a power point presentation we can explore the night skies, listening to stories of constellations and various myths, and travel through time learning about the ancient cultures that viewed the skies as a realm with magical powers.
If you wish to see what the viewing conditions will be for your visit, please click here