Welcome to the Battle Point Astronomical Association

Upcoming Events

Next Planetarium Show / Stargazing Night
 at Ritchie Observatory is November 14, 7:30 pm.  “Cosmic Clouds” Join Astronomer Dave on a journey to explore the colorful clouds in space and learn about their violent beginnings and the mysteries they hide inside.  Free to members,  $2.00 donation suggested for nonmembers, $5.00 for families.IMG_0458The next BPASTRO KIDS Show precedes the Planetarium show on November 14 at 6 pm. with Dr. Erica. She will be demonstrating Clouds

BPAA is starting up member meetings beginning November 21 2015.  These will be regularly scheduled on the 4th Saturday of each month. The subjects will vary with the interests of the attending members.  Nels will conduct first meeting which will consist of organizing the subjects and interests of our members and going over some how to’s of astronomy.  The meetings will start at 7:30 PM. and will be held at the Observatory.
Our desire is to make our Association more viable, interesting, active, fun, family friendly, educational, observational, knowledgeable…  So come on and join in on the meetings and we will see where this goes!

NGC 281 – The Pacman Nebula in the Hubble Palette

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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.