Star Parties

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. 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. Come join us for an incredible astronomy weekend, camping and viewing the night sky in our RASC designated Dark Sky Preserve. Our Dark Sky Preserve offers exceptionally dark skies, no light pollution and 360 degree observing from horizon to horizon.

Star Parties

Stargazing Manitoulin
An Introduction to Astronomy

July 13-15, 2018

This weekend is designed for beginner and amateur stargazers who wish to learn more about astronomy. Throughout the weekend you will be introduced to star hopping, experience a laser guided sky tour, learn to read a planisphere (star map) and use it to find and identify objects in the night sky and there will be ample time for binocular and telescope observing. On the Sunday evening there will be an introductory workshop on how to photograph the night sky along with guided help to take your own night sky photos. Please bring your camera (or smartphone), all other equipment for the weekend is provided, however, we encourage guests who wish to bring their telescopes or other viewing equipment to do so.

Special Event Astronomy Nights will also be happening this weekend for those who wish to come just for the evening.

Stargazing Manitoulin Brochure

Perseids Meteor Party

August 10-13, 2018

Stay with us for the most amazing meteor showers of the year from our dark sky preserve. Expect to see over 60 beautifully coloured meteors per hour leading up to the peak on August 12th and after. Activities & workshops include a welcome wine & cheese campfire and reception, guided public astronomy & laser guided sky tour sessions (on Friday & Saturday nights) as well as free access to our nature interpretive centre, hiking trails, mini putt, horseshoes, bocce ball and the children’s playground,

Special Event Astronomy Nights will also be happening this weekend for those who wish to come just for the evening.

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At each of our Astronomy Nights throughout the summer of 2018 you will have a chance to win a free pass to the Planetarium at Science North in Sudbury, Ontario.Science North partnership in astronomy

Call To Register- 705-859-2470

Check out our Events page for more of what is happening at Gordon’s Park