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Dark Sky Astronomy
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Dark Sky Astronomy

Please note: Some business hours may vary due to COVID-19.

Big city lights will be a faint glow in your memory as the peninsula darkness provides the perfect backdrop for a spectacular view of our Milky Way. Bayside Astronomy is a free program, beginning at dusk every Friday and Saturday night from Canada Day to Labour Day at the Peninsula Observatory Deck (POD) beside the Lion’s Head Marina.

Astronomy enthusiasts start the adventure at dusk with a short constellation conversation and then you can explore the awe-inspiring vastness of the universe like never before using volunteer telescopes. Planning a week-long stay? Bayside Astronomy takes the show on the road: Mondays at Miller’s Family Camp, Wednesdays at Summer House Park and Thursdays at Singing Sands in Bruce Peninsula National Park. Ever wondered “What is the brightest star in our sky?” or “How far away is the closest star?”. Ever wanted to travel to Andromeda, the next galaxy? Or thought “Why is it called the Milky Way? Whether you are an amateur astrophotographer or want to glimpse Saturn’s rings, the best way to appreciate the sky is to see it for yourself.

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