Welcome to the Battle Point Astronomical Association


Next Planetarium Show / Stargazing Night at Ritchie Observatory is May 14th, 8 pm.
“Exoplanets” Join astronomer Steve Ruhl as he examines the worlds outside our solar system – exoplanets. How do we see them, what do exoplanets tell us about our solar system and are there other habitable worlds out there?
If the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes.  Free to members, $2.00 donation suggested for nonmembers, $5.00 for families.

The next BPASTRO KIDS Show precedes the Planetarium show on May 14th at 5 and 6 pm. with Dr. Erica.  Build your own Planet and explore life in other worlds.

See the BPAstro Kids Facebook Page


Free to members, $5.00 for families.

NGC 1735, 1775, & 1777 – The Running Man Nebula. Just a 0.5 degree north of M42/43 in Orion.

Upcoming Astronomical Events

April 23rd – Member’s Meeting

May 9 – Mercury transits the sun. (starting at sunrise for us.)

May 14 – Planetarium Show –  “Exoplanets” at the Richie Observatory. 8 pm

May 22  – Mars reaches opposition (closest point to earth)

June 3 –  Saturn reaches opposition.

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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) 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.


Many thanks to One Call for All for their many years of continued support.


Many thanks to the Bainbridge Community Foundation for their support of our Sundial Project


Many thanks to the Bainbridge Island Rotary for their grant to allow us to obtain a Solar Telescope for our educational outreach programs.