Welcome to the Battle Point Astronomical Association

Next Planetarium Show / Stargazing Night at Ritchie Observatory is July 9th, 8:30 pm.

“Space Oddities” In a belated tribute to David Bowie, join astronomer Steve Ruhl as he looks at space oddities in our Solar System.

If the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes.  Free to members, $2.00 donation suggested for nonmembers, $5.00 for families.

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The next BPASTRO KIDS Show precedes the Planetarium show on July 9th at 5 and 6 pm. with Dr. Erica.  We will looking at the Solar System.

See the BPAstro Kids Facebook Page

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Free to members, $5.00 for families.

IC59 & IC63 are in Cassiopeia. About 600 light years distant, these clouds are slowly dissipating from the ionizing ultraviolet radiation from the nearby star Gamma Cas (just off the lower right edge)

Member’s Meeting  25th Jun 2016  Nels talks about telling time by the stars. 7 pm PDT
New Moon  4th Jul 2016  Moon will be directly between the Earth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase occurs at 11:01 UTC.
Planatarium Show 9th Jul 2016 “Space Oddities” In a belated tribute to David Bowie, join astronomer Steve Ruhl as he looks at space oddities in our Solar System. 8:30 pm PDT
The Moon at Apogee 13th Jul 2016 Moon will reach apogee, the farthest point from Earth at UTC 05:25 (404,271 km from Earth).
Full Moon 19th Jul 2016 Earth is between the Sun and the Moon and so the Moon will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth. This phase occurs at 22:57 UTC.
Moon at the Perigee 27th Jul 2016 Moon reaches perigee, the closest point to Earth at UTC 11:26 (369,658 km from Earth).

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SUNDIAL STATUS

Pictures of Sundial Construction & Installation
Please donate to our Sundial Project so we can finish. Thank you.

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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.

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Many thanks to One Call for All for their many years of continued support.

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Many thanks to the Bainbridge Community Foundation for their support of our Sundial Project

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Many thanks to the Bainbridge Island Rotary for their grant to allow us to obtain a Solar Telescope for our educational outreach programs.