Coming Soon!

Starfest 2023

(That's just days away!)


The North York Astronomical Association invites you to attend its annual star party

Starfest 2022 presents

Deep Sky Treasures

on August 25-28, 2022

Registration prices unchanged since 2016!

Starfest is recognized as one of the world's top 10
star parties!

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(please click here for a printable Starfest Poster)

Starfest campground

Starfest is Canada’s largest annual amateur astronomy conference and star party attracting hundreds of astronomy enthusiasts from Ontario, neighbouring provinces and the USA.  It has been ranked among the top star parties in North America by Sky and Telescope magazine.

Astronomy is an amazing hobby for those of all ages.   Beginner or more experienced, Starfest is for YOU.   Come join the camaraderie of viewing the night sky with fellow astronomy enthusiasts.   Fun activities for the whole family!

Starfest offers a variety of observing-oriented activities that address the needs and interests of experienced observers and astrophotographers, as well as those new to the hobby.

  • Observing sessions
  • Guided sky tour
  • Leading-edge speakers
  • Workshops
  • Children's activities
  • Commercial Exhibits with hands-on displays
  • Astrophotography

Rain or shine, you'll have a great time!

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Starfest is a camping weekend away from city lights, and is not well suited for those on a day trip.