Next Planetarium Show / Stargazing Night:
On Dragonflies and Seeing Dark
at Ritchie Observatory is Saturday January 13, 7:30 pm.
What do dragonflys and telescopes have in common? Join astronomer Steve Ruhl as he looks at a new class of telescopes and the new classes of objects it is finding.
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 as we investigate the consequences of all different types of spin!
All ages welcome, suggested $5 donation helps to cover costs. 4 to 6 pm.
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.