Welcome to the Battle Point Astronomical Association

Upcoming Events

Next Planetarium Show / Stargazing Night
 at Ritchie Observatory is September 12, 7:30 pm.  “Ceres and the Asteroids” Free to members, $2.00 donation suggested for nonmembers, $5.00 for families.Join Astronomer Steve Ruhl as we follow the journey to Ceres with the Dawn spacecraft for a look at the largest asteroid in the solar system. Special Kids Show at 6 pm. With Dr. Erica.keep-calm-and-study-astronomyClass: Intro to Astronomy – Fall & Winter SkyAges 14 to adult. Find your way around the night sky with the Battle Point Astronomical Association! Split between indoor class time and hands-on telescope time. Topics include constellations, star hopping, planets, nebulas, galaxies, strange sky phenomena, and much more. Class will extend beyond the scheduled end time for telescope viewing (weather dependent). Held at Ritchie Observatory. No class 10/15.

Sign up is through BI Parks.
531850-01 Th 7:30– 9:30p 9/17–10/29 $59

M20 – The Trifid Nebula from OSP
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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.