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.

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


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.


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


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


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