Fundy Park StarGaze

September 15-17, 2017~Fundy Park StarGaze

Fundy National Park
(near Alma, NB, on the Bay of Fundy)

 

 

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


Clicking on a map above opens in pdf.

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
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

Fundy Park StarGaze 2017 Information~

We will post the links here from RASC.NB once the information becomes available about campsite reservations in the astronomers’ area. A major expansion is now underway by Parks Canada to accommodate stargazers in a special section of the Park. It promises to be one of the best setups in a National Park east of Jasper National Park. In 2016 over 1000 members of the public visited the Fundy Star Party. The 2017 Fundy Park StarGaze promises to be a major event.

Parks Canada now has a link up to the 2017 Fundy Park StarGaze (also known as the Fundy Star Party.


Some photos of past star parties at Fundy~

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 2-4, 2017
COW Mactaquac Star Party   
~July 29, 2017
Mount Carleton Star Party   ~August 11-13, 2017
Kouchibouguac Fall StarFest   ~Sept. 22-24, 2017

General overview~ Star Parties in New Brunswick
You can also check our Upcoming Events page.

Bringing Astronomy to Southern New Brunswick, Canada