Next Planetarium Show / Stargazing Night:
E is for Eclipse & Exoplanet
at Ritchie Observatory is Saturday August 12, 8:00 pm.
Astronomer Dave Fong will take a look last minute look at the upcoming August 21 eclipse. And Astronomer Steve Ruhl will look at the latest developments in the search for exoplanets.
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 us for an evening of fun as we harness the energy of our nearest star the Sun! We will even build our own make and take solar updraft towers!
Fun for the whole family, 4 and 5pm shows, all ages welcome, great for Preschool through grades 5/6! Donations cover supplies.
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|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.