Bayside Astronomy, Lion's Head

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Bayside Astronomy is a free public outreach program that educates the public about the importance of preserving our dark skies and provides free viewing of stars, planets, the moon, galaxies, globular clusters etc. through telescopes provided by dedicated local amateur astronomers. It is sponsored by the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association, a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to achieving a healthy environment and the Municipality of Northern Bruce. Bayside Astronomy takes place just after sunset every Friday and Saturday night at the POD (Peninsula Observing Deck) at the marina in Lion’s Head from Canada Day Weekend to Labour Day weekend. The evening starts with a short talk on the importance of preserving our dark skies followed by a star talk by our student program manager. Once it’s dark enough, the public can look through our 20” Dobsonian Telescope called Herschel, or through up to 12-13 telescopes set up and operated by local amateur astronomers. We just don’t show you the sights but we tell facts and ancient myths and stories about the objects being viewed and also provide laser guided tours of the constellations. Check our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/darksky.astronomy for last minute cancellations due to rain or clouds Work out when and for how long to visit Bayside Astronomy and other Bruce Peninsula attractions using our handy Bruce Peninsula trip planner.
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  • We were lucky to have clear skies on Friday night. The gathering place is just steps away from Lion Head beach motel, near the lighthouse. We were able to see double star, Saturn with rings, other Gal...  more »
  • This could very well be the highlight of our trip to Lion's head. Extremely lucky to be near Lion's head light house and finding out that there is such a thing happening that night. To add to that it ...  more »
  • I read about Bayside Astronomy when I was checking out possible things to do in Lion’s Head. It is a free public event held Friday summer nights at Lion’s Head marina consisting of a short talk on ast...  more »

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