~August 21 – 22, 2020~
Fundy National Park~
Some facts about Fundy National Park~
- One of the most spectacular parks in North America
- Over 207 sq km (51,150 sq acres)
- Interesting geological area with many plant and animal species
- Experience the world’s highest tides, walk on the seafloor
- Over 120 km of hiking and biking trails on 25 trails
- More than 25 small and large waterfalls within the park
- Excellent canoeing and kayak opportunities
- Many camping options—three campgrounds with 569 sites, plus rustic cabins, yurts, oTENTik, and back country options
- Biosphere Reserve
- Dark Sky Preserve
- Major expansion underway for astronomy/stargazing events
Maps (click to view)~
What usually happens at the Fundy Park Stargaze~
8:00 to 9:00 PM – A “What’s Up?” slideshow presentation occurs at a nearby pavilion. These presentations are worth attending as they show you what you can expect to see as darkness falls and the night progresses.
9:00 to 12:00 PM – Night sky viewing with telescopes. Weather permitting, explore the universe through a variety of telescopes. The planets shine early, then constellations, nebula and star clusters become more visible as total darkness approaches. This is a great opportunity to see views through different kinds of equipment.
1:00 to 3:00 PM – Solar observing. Observe our nearest star safely through specially filtered telescopes. This is a great opportunity for adults and kids alike.
1:00 to 3:00 PM – Free telescope and astrophotography clinic. Bring your telescope for a tuneup and learn about astrophotography. Learn how people just like you take the photos as shown in RASC NB Photos of the Month.
8:00 to 9:00 PM – “What’s Up?” slideshow presentation at a nearby pavilion.
9:00 to 12:00 PM – Night sky viewing with telescopes.
~For itinerary and schedule please see RASC NB Fundy Park Stargaze for exact details and updates.
How to attend:
If you do not have a telescope~ Just show up, or book your camping weekend if you want to be at the campground during the Stargaze. Construction and improvements are ongoing at the Park. There is no fee to attend the event other than camping or park entry fees.
If you do have a telescope~ Campsite reservations for volunteers in the astronomers’ area are available from RASC NB by clicking here.
Info & Details for 2020: RASC NB Fundy Park Stargaze.
Registration for astronomers: Visit RASC NB Fundy Park Stargaze for Registration when available.
Observing Location~ Please see RASC NB Fundy Park StarGaze for location map, updates, and before heading out.
Cost to attend~ FREE, no registration required for the public
Parks Canada~ Fundy Park Campground Reservations
Star Party Etiquette–for any Star Party, Anywhere~
General Park Information~
Telephone: (Toll-free)~ 888-773-8888, (Office)~ 506-887-6000
Address: Fundy National Park, 8642 Route 114,
New Brunswick, Canada E4H 4V2
Email~ Fundy National Park
Fundy Park Campground Reservations
Parks Canada Website Tourism New Brunswick Website
Fundy Biosphere Reserve
More Info~ HikingNB Trails Lists Trip Advisor
Nearby: Cape Enrage, the Fundy Trail Parkway, The Hopewell Rocks
Dates: Open Year-Round
In 2016 over 1000 members of the public visited the Fundy Star Party.
Some images from the Fundy Park StarGaze~
CBC Episode The Night Sky from Land and Sea
Above~ Click to watch the CBC Land and Sea episode The Night Sky featuring our own Fundy Star Party in 2016 and two other Dark Sky Sites in Nova Scotia. Film feature includes interviews with members of RASC.NB and the SJAC. About 22 minutes. Good stuff.
Short video from our YouTube Channel~
Other Star Parties in New Brunswick~