Welcome to the Battle Point Astronomical Association


Upcoming Events

Next Planetarium Show / Stargazing Night at Ritchie Observatory is June 13, 8:30 pm.  Topic “Exploring our Solar System” Free to members, $2.00 donation suggested for nonmembers, $5.00 for families.

For the past 6 decades we have been exploring our solar system with landers, rovers, and probes. Join Dr. Erica Saint Clair as we learn the progress we have made, how we do it and what it means for Pluto.

If the sky is clear, we’ll also have sky viewing through the telescopes of BPAA astronomers.
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.