Bayside Astronomy

Bayside Astronomy, Lion's Head: Address, Phone Number, Bayside Astronomy Reviews: 5/5

Bayside Astronomy
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This free program gives people the opportunity to get to know the night sky! We will have powerful telescopes to show you Saturn's rings, craters and mountains on the moon, big nebulae, massive clusters of stars, and enormous galaxies, as far as 25 million light-years away! We run from Canada Day until Labour Day at sunset 5 days a week. Friday and Saturday at Lions Head Marina, Sunday at Singing Sands, Monday at Miller Family Camp and Wednesday at Summer House Park. Join us and "Be Starstruck!"
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2-3 hours
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
Our Dark Sky Community
Jul. 2020
This is the Bayside Astronomy.

We can only do this in the night.

There are many people coming here to enjoy!

The Bruce Peninsula has some of the darkest skies in southern Ontario.

This is a place where Milky Way blankets the sky from horizon and where the natural rhythm of darkness and light is preserved, creating healthy habitats for for wildlife and people alike.

The Northern Bruce Peninsula is a refuge for fark shies and a place,

Light pollution is the easiest pollution to fix, become a dark sky steward in your own neighborhood and help bring back the night.
Written May 3, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michael B
Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada10 contributions
Great experience for City Kids
Jul. 2019 • Family
Took our kids to the Lion’s Head event. The staff were very friendly and did a great job of explaining things in a kid friendly way.
Written July 8, 2019
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diannegouveia10
Barrie, Canada1 contribution
Must do in lionshead
Jul. 2018 • Family
Such a fantastic experience! Very informative!
Amazing views of our planets. Wish this could be done all year round!
Written August 24, 2018
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Max L
1 contribution
Fantastic experience
Aug. 2018 • Family
I went to the Singing Sands beach to watch the Perseids, and happened to come on the weekend where Bayside Astronomy was there. Jake, who was our guide, was clear and enthusiastic in explaining various facts about the night sky, showing us where planets, constellations and asterisms were visible with the naked eye and with the telescope. Very knowledgeable guide and an excellent experience for both kids and adults alike!
Written August 19, 2018
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Betty T
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stargazing at singing sands beach
Aug. 2018 • Friends
One of the major reasons we went to Tobermory was to watch the Perseid meteor shower because the campground we booked was supposed to have a stargazing area. It was a disappointment because the site was not open enough and it was close to highway 6 thus lots of headlights. Good that we found out from the visitor center that there was a stargazing at Singing Sands beach organized by Bayside Astronomy. We went and it turned out an amazing night. The young gentleman was extremely knowledgeable, patient and has excellent speaking skill. He is well said and the intonation is great. This is important to us as English is not our mother tongue. He pointed out at least 5 planets, different milky way and many many stars. It was my second attempt to watch meteor shower. Great that the weather co-operated and I saw tons of them! An unforgettable night and thanks Parks Canada and Bayside Astronomy!
Written August 18, 2018
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Hi Betty. We are so glad you enjoyed the program. Parks Canada allows us to use the Singing Sands location but Bayside Astronomy is actually sponsored by the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association, who also pays Jake's (the young gentleman who was running the program) salary. Glad you saw so many meteors. That location is ideal for stargazing!
Written August 20, 2018
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Joethesculptor
London, Canada2 contributions
A must-see event! Phenomenal guide.
Aug. 2018 • Family
Not only was the scenery at Singing Sands fantastic, but the night sky was truly phenomenal. Most notably, our guide from Bayside Astronomy was informative, funny, and able to enthrall a huge crowd on what proved to be a popular night of stargazing -- Yes, long lines for the telescope, but everyone was entertained and at the same time informed by Jake's seemingly endless depth of knowledge and humour. Well done Jake!!! 5 stars.
I'd recommend turning this into a full day event -- picnic, beach supplies, folding chairs, and warmer clothes for the cooler evening temperatures.
Written August 16, 2018
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Thanks for your kind review and we are glad you enjoyed the program. We had a shortage of volunteers that night so we could not had one scope, but there should be shorter lineups in the future.
Written August 18, 2018
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Martha M
5 contributions
Unique experience
Aug. 2018 • Family
We are lucky to have the dedicated volunteers who provide this wonderful opportunity!
A must-see for people from urban areas who rarely get a glimpse of the true wonders of the night sky.
Written August 15, 2018
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Katie P
1 contribution
A night under the stars
Aug. 2018 • Friends
An amazing experience and very informative. The leader of the night was very knowledgeable and loved everything
Written August 14, 2018
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MarsTravelers
North Brunswick, NJ8 contributions
Mind blowing experience for our family!
Aug. 2018 • Family
We heard about the Dark Skies project on Bruce Peninsula and decided to visit Singing Sands to attend a session. What a treat! The skies were blazing with start and nebulas and shooting stars ~ the astronomer on this evening (8/12) was entertaining, incredibly knowledgeable, and engaged the crowd. I would pay to attend one of these! Don't miss the chance to see a night sky like very few places allow you the chance!
Written August 14, 2018
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Gwen v
48 contributions
Lovely experience for stargazers
Aug. 2018
I had a lovely experience. We started a had earlier just after dusk. You can clearly see the four planets with your naked eye during our visit like Jupiter, Venus, Saturn and Mars across the sky. The best time for us was at midnight though, we could see the milky way and meteor shower. We learnt alot but there was also a large line up so it could be hard on those who are older but definitely worth the wait. I would highly recommend bringing long pants and a sweater as it does get chilly.
Written August 13, 2018
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Thanks for your kind review Gwen. Sorry for the wait for the scopes. We usually have a few scopes at this location but had a shortage of volunteers that night. I am so glad you enjoyed the program and we hope to see you back.
Written August 14, 2018
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