Next Planetarium Show / Stargazing Night:
at Ritchie Observatory is Saturday September 9th, 7:30 pm.
On September 15, Cassini's 13 year exploration of Saturn will end when it plunges into Saturn's atmosphere. We will review the amazing results of this mission. And we will see how a local elementary school is connected to Cassini's fate.
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 us for an evening of fun as we harness the energy of our nearest star the Sun! We will even build our own make and take solar updraft towers!
Fun for the whole family, 4 and 5pm shows, all ages welcome, great for Preschool through grades 5/6! Donations cover supplies.
Eclipse Kibitz Members Meeting
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|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.