Bainbridge Island is in Kitsap County, Washington State, U.S. It is connected by bridge to the Kitsap Peninsula, and by auto ferry to Seattle.
Many of our members have internet accounts through Linknet at the Kitsap Regional Library. The library web site contains links to a lot of local information. Thanks to Linknet, we can maintain an email list to keep in touch with our members.
The Ritchie Observatory is in the large building on the south side of Battle Point Park. The following is a clickable street map that should show you how to get to us. Note that Arrow Point Road goes directly to the main gate of the Park. At the intersection of Arrow Point and Miller Roads there is a small brown sign that points to Battle Point Park.
When coming from the north on Hiway 305, turn right on Day Road, then bear left immediately onto Miller Road, then continue and look for Arrow Point Road.
When driving off the ferry in Winslow you will be on Hiway 305. Turn left at the second light (High School Road) and go to the end of the road, turn right onto Miller Road, then continue and look for Arrow Point Road.
Effective in December 2007, Bainbridge Island Parks and Recreation is in the process of blocking access through their maintenance facility in Battle Point Park. This will block the entrance to the observatory from Arrow Point Road. If this occurs, continue down Arrow Point, turn left on Frey, then left on Battle Point Drive. The entrance to the south half of the park will be the first left.
Map of battle point park
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
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|Table Mountain Star Party (Ellensburg, WA)||Oregon Star Party||Northwest Region, International Darksky Association|
|University of Washington Astronomy Department (Seattle, WA)||Pacific Science Center (Seattle, WA)||Mt. Bachelor Star Party (Oregon)|
|Astronomy Clubs, Washington State|
|Olympic Astronomical Society (Bremerton-Keyport, WA)||Boeing Astronomical Society (Boeing employees)|
|Seattle Astronomical Society (Seattle, WA)||Whatcom Association of Celestial Observers (Bellingham, WA)||Squak Mountain Telescope Gang (Issaquah, WA)|
|Everett Astronomical Society (Everett, WA)||Goldendale Observatory (State Park)||Tacoma Astronomical Society (Tacoma, WA)|
|Yakima Astronomical Society (Yakima, WA)||Island County Astronomical Society (Oak Harbor, WA)|
|Astronomy Clubs, Oregon|
|Rose City Astronomers (Portland, OR)||Northwest Astronomy Group (Vernonia, OR)|
|Astronomy Clubs, British Columbia|
|Fraser Valley Astronomers Society||RASC, Vancouver Centre|
For more clubs, check the Astronomical League's Member Societies list:
SCN Community Pages (Seattle Community Network)
SCN Science and Technology (Seattle Community Network)
Members who have completed Astronomical League Observing Clubs:
Harry Colvin: Honorary Messier
Harry Colvin: Herschel 400
Paul Below: Messier
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