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Stargazing Manitoulin

July 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm EDT

Astronomy is one of our favourite activities at Gordon’s Park. Over the summer and fall we host a series of events and activities that will give you a chance to learn more about the night sky and explore it in our Dark Sky Preserve. Included in these activities are our star parties. Our star parties are perfect for both amateur and veteran astronomers and we have special event astronomy nights happening during each of our star party weekends for those who want to learn more about the stars.

Stay with us to celebrate Canadian dark skies at our Dark Sky Preserve. Come observe and start crossing those Messier objects off your list. Activities & workshops include a welcome wine & cheese reception, guided public astronomy & laser guided sky tour sessions, nature interpretive centre, Horseshoe Tournament, children’s playground, wind up campfire & Saturdaynight pot luck Supper.

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

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.


July 21, 2017
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$45 – $95


Rita Gordon


Gordon’s Park - RASC Dark Sky Preserve
18777 Hwy 6, R.R.#1
Tehkumma, Manitoulin Island, Ontario P0P 2C0 Canada
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