The importance of natural dark skies will be celebrated in early June. On June 8th, the Muskoka Conservancy is presenting two events about dark skies. A talk about 'Darkness and Life' by Robert Dick from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will happen at the Active Living Centre in Huntsville at 11:30am. It will be part of the Conservancy's Annual General Meeting and awards ceremony which the public can also attend - they start at 10am. In the evening, Dick will lead a guided star party at the Torrance Barrens. Telescopes will be available for use, but you should bring your own if you have one, as well as red flashlights and binoculars. Please wear suitable hiking footwear, and be prepared for bugs. The group will meet at the Torrance Barrens sign on Muskoka Road 13 at 9pm and go to the lower viewing area. Parking space is limited so you are urged to carpool. This event is suitable for all ages and entrance is by donation to the Muskoka Conservancy.