Next Planetarium Show / Stargazing Night:
Seeing the Monster Black Hole at the Heart of a Galaxy
at Ritchie Observatory is Saturday May 11, 8:00 pm.
Join BPAA to learn about how radio telescopes from around the world were combined to capture the first ever image of a black hole. Astronomer Dave Fong will also discuss what this image reveals about the vicinity around the black hole.
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 Insect Invasion 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.