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Bayside Astronomy will be coming back for 2017! FREE-NO CHARGE.

Every Friday and Saturday Evening at dusk in the summertime at the Open Air POD (Peninsula Observation Deck) just steps from the Lion’s Head Marina. Telescopes and Astronomers will be on hand, eager to share their knowledge (and the Sights) with you.  Please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/darksky.astronomy, for updated scheduling.

Would you like to see Saturn’s rings, or Apollo’s 11’s landing spot on the moon? Do the ideas of Star Nurseries, Planetary Nebula and Coloured Stars intrigue you? Do you want to know how to distinguish stars from the planets? Join us and discover the wonder and mystery of our Peninsula’s dark skies by taking part in the Biosphere’s Bayside Astronomy Program.

Sessions are also offered in the summer at Miller Lake Campground on (probably Mondays), and SummerHouse Campground (probably on Wednesdays). There is a different theme each week so check out the Bayside facebook page www.facebook.com/darksky.astronomy to see what is featured. We are so very pleased that astronomers Doug and Paula Cunningham are volunteering their time again to lead the program.

Due to the generosity of our volunteer astronomers, Scotia Private Client Group, a grant from Canada Summer Jobs and Ridgewood Capital Asset Management, the Biosphere Association is able to offer the program at no charge. A bonus for you is that amateur astronomers bring their own telescopes so that these scopes combined with the Biosphere’s three telescopes means few or short lineups!! We are looking forward to seeing you, your guests and families at dusk during our beautiful summer evenings here on the Bruce.