Astronomy by the Bay

Astronomy by the Bay large header photo showing two groups of people under the stars

One of the more interesting things you’ll find in Saint John is “that guy on the beach with a telescope” at Saints Rest Beach. Astronomer Chris Curwin practices the art of Sidewalk Astronomy.

Chris also practices Outreach in classrooms, at private and public star gazing events, and posts information and updates on his Facebook Page. He calls his Outreach and Sidewalk Astronomy efforts Astronomy by the Bay.

Telescope set up for night viewing as Saints Rest Beach by Astronomy by the Bay.

He clocked an amazing 2,439 people to his scope(s) in 2016, and is often joined by other astronomers. He posts on his FB page ahead of time if he is heading there. Even if you can’t make it down, check out his page–you’ll sometimes feel as if you were there. Chris is very approachable and he’ll usually let you take a pic on your phone through the scope. It’s interesting and fun.

A beautiful telescope setup for public viewing by Chris Curwin of Astronomy by the Bay.

Check out the Thank You video below, a composite of SJAC Outreach Events and pics from Saints Rest Beach.

Chris Curwin setting up for Astronomy by the Bay public outreach.

Above, Chris setting up at the beach. More links to Sidewalk Astronomy and here.

Articles from Astronomy by the Bay~

Learning the Night Sky
Star Hopping
Favourite Binocular Targets

Bringing Astronomy to Southern New Brunswick, Canada