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 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.


Star Parties

Stargazing Manitoulin

July 21 – 23, 2017

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 & Saturday night pot luck Supper.

Special Event Astronomy Nights will also be happening this weekend.

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Perseids Meteor Party

August 11 – 14

Stay with us for the most amazing meteor showers of the year. 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 reception, guided public astronomy & laser guided sky tour sessions, nature interpretive centre, horseshoe tournament, children’s playground, wind up campfire & pot luck supper.

Special Event Astronomy Nights will also be happening this weekend.

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Manitoulin Star Party

August 18 – 21

The Manitoulin Star Party is our longest running star party, heading into its 15th year. Come be part of the history and experience what this great weekend has to offer. 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 & Saturday night pot luck supper.

Special Event Astronomy Nights will also be happening this weekend.

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At each of our Astronomy Nights throughout the summer of 2017 you will have a chance to win a free pass to the Planetarium at Science North in Sudbury, Ontario.Screen Shot 2016-05-22 at 4.58.33 PM.png


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