Fundy Park StarGaze

~August 30 – 31, 2019~

Fundy National Park
Parks Canada~ Fundy Park Campground Reservations

Photo of the Milky Way taken at the 2019 Fundy Park StarGaze by Alec Gordon.Above~ photo of the Milky Way taken by Alec Gordon at the 2019 Fundy StarGaze. Reports were that the Milky Way was casting a shadow. This was at Herring Cove, observing site for the 2019 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
Maps (click to view)~

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.

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.

Schedule for 2019~ 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.
For more info and details–contact Chris Curwin or Paul Owen.

Info & Details for 2019: RASC NB Fundy Park Stargaze.

Registration for astronomers: RASC NB/registration.

Observing Location~ Due to ongoing park construction, the location for 2019 will be Herring Cove. 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

Facebook: Click here for the FB event.

Star Party Etiquette–for any Star Party, Anywhere~

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

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
Dates:     Open Year-Round

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

Some images from the Fundy Park StarGaze~

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

Photo of the Milky Way taken at the 2019 Fundy Park StarGaze by Alec Gordon.

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 7 -8, 2019
COW Mactaquac Star Party   ~July 5 – 6, 2019
Mount Carleton Star Party   ~August 2 – 3, 2019
Kouchibouguac Fall StarFest   ~Sept. 27 -28, 2019

General overview~ Star Parties in New Brunswick
~See also RASC NB Star Parties in New Brunswick

You can also check our Upcoming Events page.
Tourism & Travel Info~ Tourism New Brunswick, Explore NB


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