Next Planetarium Show / Stargazing Night:
Gaia and the Cosmic Ladder
at Ritchie Observatory is Saturday March 9, 7:30 pm.
The Gaia telescope has been measuring the distance to stars for 6 years. Join astronomer Steve Ruhl as he examines the largest and most precise 3D space mapping project and the insight it provides for the size of the universe.
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/
Join Dr Erica for slime time from 4 to 6 pm.
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.
The Latest Posts
We are making parts to upgrade the Ritchie
A piece to hold the dec drive gearing.
The menu item "Steve's Pictures" is now populated.
|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.