The Bays Mountain Astronomy Club is hosting free observing sessions!
SunWatch will start on the first weekend of March and be held each clear Sat. & Sun., 3-3:30 p.m. These free viewings will be held at the dam with a telescope that provides an exceptional (and safe) view of the Sun.
Our free, evening stargaze is called StarWatch. It is held every Saturday night of March & April starting at dusk. We’ll use large telescopes to view many wonderful celestial objects like: Planets, Star Clusters, the Moon, Nebulae, Galaxies, and much more! If the weather is poor, we’ll be in the planetarium theater inside instead with a live tour of the night sky.
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Our most popular planetarium show ever is back! “Connections” will run every weekend at 2 p.m. in the months of March and April of 2017. Over 50,000 family viewers have enjoyed this program, so here’s your chance to see it. Whether you’ve seen it multiple times before or this will be your first time, “Connections” will surely please. This show was fully produced here at Bays Mountain Planetarium. The soundtrack, created by our own Jason Dorfman, is available in our gift shop.
The show is about our connectivity to the environment, the night sky, the constellations and planets, our galaxy, and universe. Luscious music and captivating visuals will make you see how we are all connected.
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College students, enjoy summer at Bays Mountain Park while gaining experience in your field of study and satisfying academic requirements. See attached for full descriptions, requirements and the application process.Read More
Gift Certificates Make Great Gifts:
Bays Mountain Park is currently selling gift certificates for the “Flying Squirrel” Zipline for the 2017 Season. The zipline is open from April 2017 – Oct. 2017. Members pay $5 per gift certificate and Non-Members pay $10 per gift certificate. Each certificate is good for a one-time zip and will be valid during the public program times offered.Read More
Bumblebees are becoming scarce, but in order to help them, scientists need to know more about where they live. If you see a Bumble Bee snap a photo of it, then visit bumblebeewatch.org and create a free account. Upload your video and click the map to log your bee sighting; the website will ask you questions to help identify your bee. The information you provide will help scientists in the Xerces Society, study the bee decline and enable them to better target areas for conservation efforts.Read More
Too young to volunteer, but you still want to have fun in the great outdoors learning to be a naturalist? Check out our new Junior Naturalist Program and earn your very own patch! Booklets to get started are available for purchase in our Nature Center Gift Shop. The program fee is just $5.00 and includes your patch upon completion of the program. Great for youth five-years-old thru high school.Read More