Skip to main content Skip to local navigation
Home » Astronomer In Residence Program

Astronomer In Residence Program

Ontario Parks

Killarney Parks and the Allan I. Carswell Observatory present, a new Astronomy outreach endeavour, the Astronomer in Residence program!

Apply to join this exciting chance to share your love of astronomy in the wonderful outdoors of the dark sky site at Killarney provincial park with live, in-person tours as well as remote events.

Follow along with all the adventures at Killarney Park with the Astronomer in Residence Blog 2023 .

2023 applications will open on Feb 9th 2023!

Astrophotography by Bruce Waters using the Killarney Park Observatory Telescopes.



The program comes with free parking and lodging. A limited number of stipends are available and can be requested in the application form.

Candidates are expected to be reasonably fluent in general astronomy knowledge, stargazing, and telescope operations.

Candidate Expectations


2023 applications will open in Feb. RASC badges are recognised in the AIR application. Earn badges as well while visiting.

Check the schedule soon to see available days in 2023 that you can apply for.

AIR Schedule


Find all the information you need to make your trip a successful one.

Astronomers are required to provide their own transportation.

Important Trip Information

Observatory on YouTube

In this video, Killarney Provincial Parks Jeremy Pawson and Shawn Spencer discuss why dark skies aren't just good for astronomy, they also help animals and ecosystems survive.

Find more videos on our channel

AIR Candidate Resources