Welcome to the Battle Point Astronomical Association

The Sundial has arrived

Upcoming Events

Next Planetarium Show / Stargazing Night at Ritchie Observatory is June 13, 8:30 pm.  Topic TBA Free to members, $2.00 donation suggested for nonmembers, $5.00 for families.If the sky is clear, we’ll also have sky viewing through the telescopes of BPAA astronomers.

Adv. Astronomy & Observation Class
Join us for a deeper examination of amateur Astronomy topics such as celestial spheres, deep sky objects, making vs. buying a telescope, astrophotography, and using computer controlled telescopes like the 27.5” Ritchie.  Signup at BI Parks  Class code: 131861-01 Thursday  7:30– 9:30p   5/21–6/11 $39

NGC 3373, NGC 3371, & M 105 (NGC 3379)

Featured Items


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.