Welcome to the Battle Point Astronomical Association

Upcoming Events

Next Planetarium Show / Stargazing Night
 at Ritchie Observatory is December 12, 7:30 pm.  “Silly Star Wars Xmas Special” Join Astronomer Dave Fong on a journey to places far, far away that could have inspired scenes in Star Wars.  Free to members,  $2.00 donation suggested for nonmembers, $5.00 for families.IMG_0458The next BPASTRO KIDS Show precedes the Planetarium show on December 12 at 6 pm. with Dr. Erica. The show will have a Star Wars theme

Upcoming Events
The BPAA member meetings is December  19 (TBD) 2015 at 7:30.
The Annual BPAA Members Business Meeting will be on January 13, 2016 at 7:30.
BPAA President will be speaking at the Open Mic Science Night at the Treehouse Cafe on January 4, 2016 on “Cosmology, Dark Matter and Dark Energy”

NGC 281 – The Pacman Nebula in the Hubble Palette

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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.