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Long Point Observatory

Located in one of the darkest points in Southern Ontario, the Long Point Observatory is one of Canada's newest public astronomical observatories. Our 16” Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope is capable of revealing celestial objects 10,000 times fainter than the faintest objects visible to the naked eye!

Stargazing Tour

View planets, moons, binary stars, star clusters, nebulae and bright galaxies through our professionally maintained 16" in-dome telescope. Our experienced, knowledgable and passionate astromomy staff will guide you through your session. Bring your sense of wonder and be ready to take in all our sky has to offer. Please note that each night holds different wonders in the sky. A full moon is a beautiful thing, but it can limit the viewing of other dark sky objects.

In order to take part in our star gazing program, you will need to be able to climb five (5) flights of stairs or two (2) flights for the Stellar Nights program.

What if the weather is poor?...STELLAR NIGHTS!

Stellar Nights Program

Please be advised, we are unable to control the weather!

Operating Status: Since observing is highly dependent on weather, our operation is determined by 2 pm each day. Before visiting the Observatory, check Long Point Eco Adventure's website under the Observatory tab for our operating status calendar. If you are unable to check, please feel free to call us at (877) 743-8687. 


What is our Stellar Nights Program?
Learn how to begin navigating the dark sky on your own with the assistance of the many amazing websites, applications, and videos that will help you stay informed of all the wonders of our astonishing universe. During this session we encourage you to bring your devices (tablets, phones, etc.). Our goal is to spark a love for our dark sky's with a video of its importance. We want you to be able to start exploring the night sky on your own or to wow your friends at your next camp out. 


Here at Long Point Eco Adventures we strive to educate, inspire and entertain visitors. Our goal is to educate learners of all ages. Look up and get lost with us at Long Point Eco Adventures!

Details:
- The Stellar Nights program will be a $10 refund to guests who participate
- The status of the program will be updated each day by 2:00 pm
- If you do not wish to participate in this modified program, please contact our office to rebook for another date
- The dome is open to the outside air so dress appropriately
- Food and drinks, as well as flash photography are not allowed in the observatory

stargazing

Call (877) 743-8687 to book today!


$32/adults,
$21/youth (ages 6 and up, must be accompanied by an adult)

What to Expect

The observatory dome, connecting tower, and observation deck are outdoors and the observatory itself is not heated or air conditioned to keep the telescope from fogging up. So, make sure you wear weather appropriate clothing! We also recommend that you wear long sleeves and pants, as the mosquitoes can be plentiful in the summer months! 
Our observatory is located on the third floor of our building, and there is no elevator available, so guests must be able to climb the stairs.

You should bring:

  • Closed-toe shoes for the trails around the site (preferably running or hiking)
  • Flashlight or headlamp for around the site (a red light reduces glare and does not harm night vision)
  • Bug repellent
  • Water bottle or cup with a lid (our water is not potable on-site)
  • Binoculars (Binoculars will also be available to use)

About the Observatory

A Complete Astronomy Experience

From an orientation to the stars up on our observation deck to hands on viewing of distant planets, nebulas and galaxies through a telescope identical to those used for public viewing at the largest mountain-top research observatories in North America, the Long Point observatory offers the visitor a complete astronomy experience unlike anything previously available in Ontario.

The Observation Deck

Over three stories high, the observation deck on Long Point Observatory overlooks Long Point Bay allowing unobstructed views of the entire sky. View a plethora of cosmic sights including:

  • Moons of Jupiter
  • Rings of Saturn
  • Orion Nebula
  • Galaxies 100 million light years away
  • Tattered remains of supernovas
  • Celestial maternity wards of newborn stars
  • Clusters of stars as old as the Milky Way Galaxy
  • Craters on our moon that seem just out of reach

The views are spectacular… come and see for yourself!

Starlight Date Night

Tour the Burning Kiln Winery vineyard, and try their award-winning wines, have a delicious dinner at Burning Kiln Winery, then take a tour of the sky at the Long Point observatory. 

wine tasting   observatory

Call (877) 743-8687 to book today!

 
 

$164/couple
*Subject to availability

What to Expect

The observatory dome, connecting tower, and observation deck are outdoors and the observatory itself is not heated or air conditioned to keep the telescope from fogging up. So, make sure you wear weather appropriate clothing! We also recommend that you wear long sleeves and pants, as the mosquitoes can be plentiful in the summer months! 
Our observatory is located on the third floor of our building, and there is no elevator available, so guests must be able to climb the stairs.

You should bring:

  • Closed-toe shoes for the trails around the site (preferably running or hiking)
  • Flashlight or headlamp for around the site (a red light reduces glare and does not harm night vision)
  • Bug repellent
  • Water bottle or cup with a lid (our water is not potable on-site)
  • Binoculars (Binoculars will also be available to use)

About the Observatory

A Complete Astronomy Experience

From an orientation to the stars up on our observation deck to hands on viewing of distant planets, nebulas and galaxies through a telescope identical to those used for public viewing at the largest mountain-top research observatories in North America, the Long Point observatory offers the visitor a complete astronomy experience unlike anything previously available in Ontario.

The Observation Deck

Over three stories high, the observation deck on Long Point Observatory overlooks Long Point Bay allowing unobstructed views of the entire sky. View a plethora of cosmic sights including:

  • Moons of Jupiter
  • Rings of Saturn
  • Orion Nebula
  • Galaxies 100 million light years away
  • Tattered remains of supernovas
  • Celestial maternity wards of newborn stars
  • Clusters of stars as old as the Milky Way Galaxy
  • Craters on our moon that seem just out of reach

The views are spectacular… come and see for yourself!

 
 

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