Next Planetarium Show / Stargazing Night:
What The Heck is Right Ascension Anyway?
Celestial Coordinates and How to Find Things in the Sky
at Ritchie Observatory is Saturday September 14th, 7:30 pm.
BPAA President Frank Petrie reveals the secrets and takes the mystery out of celestial coordinate systems. Learn how to use them to find planets, stars, galaxies, and clusters.
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/
BPAstroKids Robot Takeover
Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 4 PM to 5 PM
Learn about robotic programming through obstacle courses and Blocky.
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.
|This Saturday (2/7/2015) 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.||The End Result.
The Ritchie is now a much more accessible telescope.