Thu, Aug 12|
Manitoulin Eco Park
Perseids Meteor Shower Night
The ultimate location to see the Perseids Meteor Showers. Over the summer and fall we host a series of events & activities that will give you a chance to learn more about them. Expect to see over 60 beautifully coloured meteors streaming across the sky per hour leading up to the peak and after.
Time & Location
Aug 12, 2021, 9:00 PM
Manitoulin Eco Park, 18777 ON-6, Manitowaning, ON P0P 2C0, Canada
About the Event
Perseids Meteor Shower Weekends are perfect for both amateur and veteran astronomers and we have special Perseids Meteor Shower Nights events and Perseids Night Hikes for those who want to enjoy and learn more about meteor showers and other astronomical phenomena. 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.
Book now and don't forget to book for your sleeping arrangements for the night whether in the DarkSky Preserve or one of the many other cabin and camping options available in the many other areas Manitoulin Eco Park.
Perseids Meteor Showers Night
the most amazing meteor showers of the year from our Dark Sky Preserve. Expect to see over 60 beautifully coloured meteors streaming across the sky per hour leading up to the peak and after. Purchase tickets to a Perseids Meteor Night event and Perseids Night Hike, each with a professional astronomer on a different night.
Orientation to the DarkSky Preserve, Campground & Observation Field
The DarkSky Preserve has a no white light policy after sunset: no campfires; please have red filters for your flashlights, headlamps, and camping lamps; plan to arrive by sunset to drive a car in. The gate will be closed to cars after sunset.
The DarkSky Preserve or DSP includes an observation field plus campsites, the Stargazing Cabin, and Milky Way Bunkie for overnight guests. As a courtesy please keep voices low and cell phones on silent after sunset
No white light is allowed in the DSP including no campfires, cell phone screens, or vehicle headlights.
While we encourage event participants to walk without artificial light as much as possible, as a safety measure please be sure to bring your own flashlights and/or headlamps with AMBER or RED filters sufficient to colour and significantly dim the light shining through (you can attach cloth or cellophane paper with tape).
Astronomy guides will be at the front and back of the group with amber or red light sources.
On standard settings, cell phones should not be used as flashlights, or for taking pictures due to the white light of their screens and flashes. Alternatively, you can download an AMBER OR RED LIGHT app for your smartphone.
No laser pointers of any kind or strength (other than in use by our astronomy staff).
The DSP gate is closed to vehicles after sunset.
During all astronomy events, for safety all guests should stay with their guide and the group at all times. If you need to leave the event early for any reason, please be sure to notify one of the astronomy guides before you go.
All Event tickets are non-refundable. However, should DarkSky Preserve need to cancel an event, you will receive the option of either an opportunity to come to one of our future events, or a credit voucher in the amount of your purchase to be used at the Park during the same season, both pending availability.
All event tickets are non-refundable.
Events are held in all sky and weather conditions except those the Eco Park determines to be hazardous (eg. lightning, high winds).
Event tickets can be transferred to another date this season (pending availability) only if the Eco Park cancels the event. We will notify you by email in the event of a cancellation in advance.
To request change of date or for cancelations, visit: