Next Planetarium Show / Stargazing Night:

Adventures as Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassador

at Ritchie Observatory is Saturday October 13, 7:30 pm.


Astronomer John Goar will speak on his adventures as "Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassador." John teaches science at North Kitsap High School in Poulsbo. He is a Master Observer and leads telescope programs in the summer at Hurricane Ridge. John won the 2016 Hartzog Volunteer Service Award as an outstanding individual volunteer in the National Park Service and in 2017, John was awarded the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award for his service in the parks.

Afterwards, we will observe clouds and/or rain. On the off-chance the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes. Free to members, $2.00 donation suggested for nonmembers, $5.00 for families.

Information: (206) 842-9152
Web site: http://www.bpastro.org/
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October 13th

Stamp your initials in binary and check out some of our cool STEM library toys that teach programming to all ages. Bring your own phone/tablet to interact!

All ages welcome, great for PreK-Grade 4/5 with their caregivers Battle Point Observatory | BI STEM library is open during this time! Donations help cover the cost of supplies

All ages welcome, suggested $5 donation helps to cover costs.

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