Manitoulin Star Party – Star Party at Gordon’s Park

Gordon’s Park RASC Dark Sky Preserve

Join us for an incredible astronomy experience, camping & observing the beautiful night skies of Manitoulin, on site in the RASC designated Dark Sky Preserve at Gordon’s Park. The Dark Sky Preserve offers exceptional dark skies, the darkest in the Province of Ontario, no light pollution, 360 degree observing, 7.5 + magnitude, 21.45 SQM and an 8” Dobsonian Telescope.

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 & Milky Way Bunkie

Friday, July 21, 2017

7 pm Wine & Cheese Welcome

9 pm Public Astronomy &
Laser Guided Sky Tour

Saturday, July 22, 2017

6 pm Pot Luck Supper

7 pm Group Photo

9 pm Public Astronomy &
Laser Guided Sky Tour

Sunday, July 23, 2017

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

What To Bring:

Please bring tent & camping gear, folding table, lawn chairs, water container, red filtered flashlight, telescope, binoculars, camera’s, swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, bug repellent, heavy coat, rain gear, warm clothes, proper footwear, plate, cutlery & food dish for the Pot Luck.


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 & Wind Up Campfire.

Activities are subject to change.

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Advance Registration by June 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”

Telephone – 705-859-2470
Email – [email protected]
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Twitter – @gordons_park