Next Planetarium Show / Stargazing Night:

Jupiter & Juno

at Ritchie Observatory is Saturday June 16, 8:30 pm.


Join astronomer Steve Ruhl as we dive into Jupiter through the lens of the Juno mission!

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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BPASTRO Kids

June 9th

How fast of a car could you engineer? How many wheels would it have, and what would it look like? Join us as we learn about speed, motion, and engineering!
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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The Latest Posts

We are making parts to upgrade the Ritchie

  • We are refurbishing the Ritchie Telescope with help from BARN and the City of Bainbridge Island.
  • Preliminary CNC work for new pillow block bearing for declination axis.

    A piece to hold the dec drive gearing.

    The menu item "Steve's Pictures" is now populated.

    SUNDIAL STATUS Pictures of Sundial Construction & Installation Please donate to our Sundial Project so we can finish. Thank you.
    Deck for the Richie
    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.