Our Astronomy Nights in the DarkSky Preserve include an orientation into astronomy, a review of planets, northern lights, and solar systems, a laser guided sky tour, a tutorial on star hopping, tips and tricks for viewing with the naked eye, as well as instructions on the use of a planisphere (star map) to find objects in the night sky. Participants will also have the opportunity to try Bausch & Lomb wide-angle binoculars and observe through the Park’s 8″ Dobsonian Telescope.
Please note that our Dark Sky Preserve is a NO WHITE LIGHT ZONE, meaning you will need to have red filters on all light while observing the stars (flashlights, headlamps, camp lanterns. No use of cell phones).
Due to Covid, group sizes are substantially smaller this season. We regret that we have had to increase ticket prices accordingly. Please book your campsite/cabin/tipi online to ensure your dates before purchasing your Event Tickets, which are NON REFUNDABLE.
TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR
Fri June 25
Sat June 26
Sun June 27
$50 per person, only 8 Tickets available per night due to Ontario provincial Stage 1 Covid restrictions!
HOW TO PURCHASE: Select Public Astronomy Night as an ADD ON when booking your 2021 reservation.
Already booked to come to the Eco Park in 2021? No problem! Email firstname.lastname@example.org the following info: your REZ#, name, number of tickets, date option(s) you are open to purchasing tickets, and if we can use your payment method on file from your original booking, or if you need to be emailed a digital invoice to use a different card. If tickets are available, you will receive an email notification of Add On within 2 business days of your request. This process is being done manually by a tiny staff, so thanks in advance for your patience. Multiple email inquiries from the same party will delay processing.
ADDITIONAL 2021 DATES, GROUP SIZE and PRICING TO BE ANNOUNCED PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE / FACEBOOK PAGE
Ticket pricing is based on Covid 19 Stage restrictions for Group size. We are currently in Stage 1 (10 people = 8 guest tickets, 2 astronomy staff)
In Stage 2 (date to be determined by Ontario government) that will increase to 23 guest tickets at a lower cost per ticket.
Limited availability, pre-registration is required, NO DROP INS.
Additional dates and online ticket sales link TBA.
Check out our events page for more of what is happening at Gordon’s Park. Our calendar of events is located at the bottom of the page.