Next Planetarium Show / Stargazing Night “Navigating by the Stars – Celestial Navigation Isn’t Like What You See in the Movies”Â at Ritchie Observatory is Saturday December 10, 7:30 pm.
Before the days of GPS mariners, airmen, explorers, and surveyors found their position by the sun, moon, planets, and stars. Join blue water cruiser Frank Petrie to learn the basics of navigating with a sextant, and why it’s harder than Hollywood would have you believe.
If the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes.Â Â Free to members, $2.00 donation suggested for nonmembers, $5.00 for families.
The nextÂ BPASTRO KIDS ShowÂ will be on December 10th from 5 to 7.
Ever wonder what our Sun is made of? Our next show looks at how we discovered the gases present in our Sun and kids will get to take home their very own decorated spectroscope!
Two shows, one from 5-6 and another 6-7, suggested $5 donation per family to help with supplies!
*6-7 show will move to 4-5 in February
See the BPAstro Kids Facebook Page
Free to members, $5.00 for families.
Member’s Meeting 10/22 at 7 pm.
The monthly members meeting has been moved to Nov 19th because of the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will be learning to use the Ritchie Scope and a newly donated C-8. Rain or Moonshine the meeting will go on. We start at 7 PM. The C-8 will be on the list of Telescopes to check out, so come out and learn to use them. We must be prepared for anything, including a clear night!
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