Next Planetarium Show / Stargazing Night:
50th Anniversary Moon Landing Party
at Ritchie Observatory is Saturday July 20th.
Come join our celebration of the Moon Landing.
4 pm - Kids Activities
5:30 pm - "First Man"
8 pm - "Apollo 11"
Afterward - Stargazing
The kids activites will include a project that they can take home.
"First Man" is a biopic on Neil Armstrong showing the major events in his life prior to the moon landing. How does one become the first person to walk on the moon? Almost taking the X-15 into the pacific; spinning in Gemini 8 to near the point of blackout; ejecting out Lunar Landing Research Vehicle.
"Apollo 11" produced by CNN, is a contemporaneous examination of the mission. Digging though the national archives, the filmmakers have found a treasure trove of previous unseen high resolution images that bring the event back to life. A must see.
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/
Moon Landing Activities with Dr Erica at 4 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.