Welcome to the Battle Point Astronomical Association

Upcoming Events

Next Planetarium Show / Stargazing Night at Ritchie Observatory is July 11, 8:30 pm.  Topic “Planets, the Milky Way, and the Summer Sky” Free to members, $2.00 donation suggested for nonmembers, $5.00 for families. Special Kids Show at 6 pm. With Dr. Erica.

As we move into summer, the Milky Way slides into the evening sky. Why does it change? What is up there? Astronomer Steve Ruhl will examine the nature of the summer night sky and the seasonal changes.


Sundial Dedication at Ritchie Observatory, Battle Point Park, July 19, 2015 1:00 pm.

The Battle Point Astronomical Association will celebrate a dedication of its new sundial near the Richie Observatory in Battle Point Park. The observatory will be open for tours and solar telescopes will be out to observe the source of the sundial’s shadow. Refreshments will be served.

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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.