Welcome to the Battle Point Astronomical Association

 


Next Planetarium Show / Stargazing Night
 at Ritchie Observatory is February 13th, 7:30 pm.  “Star Stories: Twisted Tales of Love & Loss” To celebrate Valentine’s Day, astronomer Dave Fong will tell tales from ancient star lore. If the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes.  Free to members, $2.00 donation suggested for nonmembers, $5.00 for families.BPAstro-Headerbristle bots kids astronomy program on bainbridge islandThe next BPASTRO KIDS Show precedes the Planetarium show on February 13th at 5 and 6 pm. with Dr. Erica. We will explore love in the universe while we create Love Bots to help paint the Heart and Soul Nebula!  Free to members, $5.00 for families.
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Upcoming Events

Last week Jan through 1st week of Feb
See 5 planets at once. Click for details.
February 8th Mercury is high in the sky!
February 13th 5-6 and 6-7 PM Kids Shows, 7:30 PM Valentine’s Day Show
February 22nd Full Moon.
March 8th Jupiter will be at its closest approach to Earth!

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SUNDIAL STATUS

Pictures of Sundial Construction & Installation
Please donate to our Sundial Project so we can finish. Thank you.

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Deck for the Richie

This Saturday (2/7) Malcolm, Steve, Nels (l to r) & Marty were busy, knee deep in sawdust, working on the deck platform for the Richie. Once completed, the new deck will provide a single surface for observing at the telescope. A ladder will be needed but it will be much smaller and not tied to the dome.

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Many thanks to One Call for All for their many years of continued support.

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Many thanks to the Bainbridge Community Foundation for their support of our Sundial Project

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Many thanks to the Bainbridge Island Rotary for their grant to allow us to obtain a Solar Telescope for our educational outreach programs.