Saskatchewan Summer Star Party 2017

Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park Centre Block - 30 km South of Maple Creek on Highway 21

Wednesday August 23 to Monday August 28, 2017

Presented by the Saskatoon and Regina Centres of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

Welcome to SSSP for 2017!

We are looking forward to this year’s star party, the 21st SSSP!


Registration is now open. SSSP accepts on-line registration and electronic payment options. Go to the "Registration/Order" menu to access the Registration page.

Camping and Accommodations:

SSSP has 108 campgrounds reserved in the Meadows, thanks to the generosity of the park's management. To book your camping spot, go to the "Accommodations" tab in the menu for more information.

We have reserved a room block in The Resort at Cypress Hills, a mix of hotel rooms, condos and cabins. If you want accommodations in the Resort this year, BOOK NOW. Go to the "Accommodations" tab in the menu for more information.

Confirmed Guests:

Prof. Mel Stauffer, Geology Department, University of Saskatchewan. Prof. Stauffer is an expert in meteorites, tektites and impactites. He will be presenting a talk on Saturday afternoon on this subject.

Dr. Kathryn McWilliams, University of Saskatchewan. Kathryn will present the Saturday afternoon Father Lucian Kemble lecture.

Rena Woss will be organizing a Friday afternoon clinic on light pollution and nocturnal preserves.

Murray Paulson will lead the Friday evening clinic, "Binocular Star Walk".

Other guests and additional information will be posted as information becomes available.

Contact Us:

Contact us at or call Rick Huziak at 306-665-3392 or Les Dickson at 306-249-1091.

Check back often for new developments and announcements.