Fundy Park StarGaze

~August 31 – September 1, 2018~
Fundy Park StarGaze VIII

Fundy National Park
Parks Canada~ Fundy Park Campground Reservations
See RASC.NB Itinerary and Schedule
RASC.NB Registration for Astronomers is now available
Facebook Event~ will post when available
Location~ Chignecto South Campground (see maps below)
Visitors should register to camp at Chignecto North
Click here for the Facebook Event


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
  • Free camping and entry fees for 2017
Maps (click to view)~

Map of the Observing and camping area of the 2018 Fundy Star PartyVisitors should register to camp at Chignecto North

Photo of location of the Fundy Park StarGaze 2017 in the group camping area across from Chignecto Campground

Google Earth photo of location of the Fundy Park StarGaze 2017 in the group camping area across from Chignecto Campground


Webpage photo that takes you directly to Parks Canada campsite reservation page.Clicking on the photo above will take you directly to Parks Canada Fundy campsite reservation page.


Star Party Etiquette–for any Star Party, Anywhere~

Photo showing Star Party Etiquette of using your eyes, not hands.

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.

If you do have a telescope~ Star Party Registration for astronomers in astronomers’ camping area is now available from RASC.NB.
For more info and details–contact Chris Curwin or Paul Owen.

2018 Schedule~
Friday, August 31st
8:00 to 9:00 PM – “What’s Up?” slideshow presentation Chignecto Pavilion
9:00 to 12:00 PM – Night sky viewing with telescopes

Saturday, September 1st
1:00 to 3:00 PM – Solar observing
1:00 to 3:00 PM – Telescope and astrophotography clinic
8:00 to 9:00 PM – “What’s Up?” slideshow presentation Chignecto Pavilion
9:00 to 12:00 PM – Night sky viewing with telescopes

Observing Location~ Chignecto South Campground

Cost to attend~ FREE, no registration required for the public

See RASC.NB Itinerary and Schedule

RASC.NB Registration for Astronomers is now available.

Parks Canada~ Fundy Park Campground Reservations

Facebook~ Click here for the Facebook Event


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
Facebook     Twitter
Nearby:  Cape Enrage, the Fundy Trail Parkway, The Hopewell Rocks
Rates:     Free for 2017
Dates:     Open Year-Round

In 2016 over 1000 members of the public visited the Fundy Star Party.


Some photos of past star parties at Fundy~

Fundy Park StarGaze 2017~

A time lapse of the Fundy Park StarGaze 2017 from the Fundy Facebook Page.Above: click the pic for a great time lapse of the Fundy StarGaze 2017 [photo credit Parks Canada/Nigel Fearon via Fundy FB page].
Lots more pics and coverage on our Fundy Park StarGaze 2017 page.

Solar observing at the Fundy Park StarGaze

Some of the astronomers at a past Fundy Park StarGaze.

A photo of two telescopes set up at the 2016 Fundy Star Party at Fundy National Park

Looking at the Sun through a special telescope during the Fundy 2016 Star Party

Telescopes set up during the daytime at the 2016 Fundy Star Party

Talking to visitors at the 2016 Fundy Star Party

Astronomer Chris Curwin from Astronomy by the Bay at the 2016 Fundy Star Party

A portable planetarium set up at the 2016 Fundy Star Party

Telescopes waiting for the nighttime set up at the 2016 Fundy Star Party

A photo of attendees at the 2016 Fundy Star Party at Fundy National Park


Watch Online~
CBC Episode The Night Sky from Land and Sea

Photo from CBC presentation The Night Sky from a Land and Sea episode about three Dark Sky Sites and the Fundy Star Party 2016
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~

Logo of the RASC New Brunswick Centre


Other Star Parties in New Brunswick~

Kouchibouguac Spring StarFest   ~June 15 -16, 2018
COW Mactaquac Star Party   ~August 10 – 11, 2018
Mount Carleton Star Party   ~July 13 – 14, 2018
Kouchibouguac Fall StarFest   ~Sept. 14 – 15, 2018

General overview~ Star Parties in New Brunswick
See also~ Fundy Park StarGaze 2017

You can also check our Upcoming Events page.

Tourism & Travel Info~ Tourism New Brunswick, Explore NB

Bringing Astronomy to Southern New Brunswick, Canada