DS-1 at French Creek Gun Range

DS-1 at French Creek Gun Range

Dark Site 1 (DS-1) is a rifle range within the French Creek Game Lands (SGL 43). During the day the gun range is an active shooting range while at night the entire field is available for astronomers to use. It is recommended that you arrive the first time before night fall and park in the parking lot if the range is in use. Wait for the shooters to pack up – they are required to stop at dusk – and then you can drive out directly onto the range to setup your telescope.

This site offers some great dark skies with simple access, though tree cover is high in all directions.

 

 

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