Advanced Amateur and Observational Astronomy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Battle Point Astronomical Association Offers Advanced Astronomy Course
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND WA - October 25, 2013: “Advanced Amateur and Observational Astronomy” begins November 7: Dave Fong, PhD Astonomer, and Steve Ruhl, BPAA President, look deeper into the universe. Topics include constellations and the celestial sphere, stellar and galaxy evolution, making vs. buying telescopes, astrophotography, image processing, computer programs, and using computer-controlled telescopes like the 27.5" Ritchie. If weather permits, there will be stargazing after class.
Four sessions, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays, at Ritchie Observatory, Battle Point Park, Bainbridge Island. Minimum age 14. Open to the public. Sign-up through the Bainbridge Island Metro Park and Recreation District www.biparks.org (206) 842-2306. $39 includes all four sessions.
The Battle Point Astronomical Association (BPAA) is a non-profit amateur astronomy organization. We operate the Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory and John H. Rudolph Planetarium in the Helix House at Battle Point Park, Bainbridge Island, WA.
Ritchie Observatory , Battle Point Park 11299 Arrow Point Dr. NE,
P.O. Box 10914, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-1444