Manitoulin Star Party – Star Party at Gordon’s Park

Gordon’s Park RASC Dark Sky Preserve

Join us for the most amazing meteor showers of the year, camping & observing the Perseids & the beautiful night skies of Manitoulin on site in the RASC designated dark sky preserve at Gordon’s Park. The DSP offers exceptional dark skies, (darkest in Ontario), no light pollution & 360 degree observing. Participants can expect to see over 60 beautifully coloured meteors per hour leading up to the peak Friday Aug 12th and after!

Camping In the Dark Sky Preserve

Camping is rustic but comfortable & takes place in the fields & meadows in the dark sky preserve. Some picnic tables & cook stands, hauled water, clean privies, eco showers & flush toilets at main building, private gravel road access. No campfires or white light allowed. Flashlights must be filtered red.

Optional Accommodations:

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Tipi Tenting
  • Camping Cabins
  • Stargazing Cabin & Dark Sky Preserve Bunkie

Friday, August 18, 2017

7 pm Wine & Cheese Welcome Welcome

9 pm Public Astronomy, Laser Sky Tour &
Perseids Meteor Observing in DSP

Saturday, August 19, 2017

6 pm Pot Luck Supper

7 pm Group Photo

9 pm Public Astronomy, Laser Sky Tour &
Perseids Meteor Observing in DSP

Sunday, August 20, 2017

4 pm Tour the Nature Center
Hike the Trails in the Park
Free Mini Putt, Badminton,
Horseshoes &/or Bocce Ball


Registration Fee is $45.00 & tax per person, per day, $95.00 & tax per family per day (2 adults, children under 16) and includes Camping in the RASC designated Dark Sky Preserve, Wine & Cheese Welcome, Public Astronomy Sessions, Laser Guided Sky Tour, Pot Luck Supper, Group Photo, Nature Interpretive Center, Hiking Trails, Mini Putt, Badminton, Horseshoes, Bocce Ball.

Activities are subject to change.

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Advance Registration by July 20th is appreciated.

Please call 705-859-2470 with Visa or MasterCard to register or send payment via postal money order to:

Gordon’s Park
18777 Hwy 6, R.R. #1
Tehkummah, Manitoulin Island
P0P 2C0

“13 min from Chi-Cheemaun Ferry Docks”

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