Manitoulin Star Weekend - Dark Sky Preserve

Fri Aug 18 to Mon Aug 21, 2017, Manitoulin Island, ON

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.

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 (darkest in Ontario), no light pollution, 360 degree observing, horizon to horizon, a
21.45 SQM & 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,
a lawn chair, water container, red filtered flashlight, telescope, binoculars, swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, bug repellent, heavy coat, rain gear, warm clothes, proper footwear, plate, cutlery & food dish for Pot Luck.

Registration:

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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For more information:

Contact Name: Rita Gordon
Website: http://www.gordonspark.com
Phone: 7058592470
E-mail: rita (at) gordonspark.com



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