Upcoming Events

Next Planetarium Show/Stargazing Night:
Saturday, August 14, 8:00 pm
A Virtual Planetarium Show
and Star Party

Introduction to Astronomy and Telescopes

Does the night sky seem unfamiliar and mysterious? Do you often wonder what is that star you’re seeing, or is it a planet? And are you thinking about getting a telescope but find them confusing and intimidating?

BPAA President Frank Petrie will dispel some of the mystery and confusion of understanding the night sky, how to know what’s up and when, and how to choose and use a telescope to enhance your enjoyment of the starry heavens.

This will be a basic overview geared for casual observers and newcomers to astronomy. So come prepared to learn and ask questions! Experienced observers are welcome too, and are invited to share your knowledge..

This program is open to the public.
Unfortunately, due to the appearance of the Delta Variant and the recent upswing in Covid infections in Kitsap County, we are unable to host this program in person. So we will stick with our tried-and-true Zoom presentation format.

To attend, please RSVP to President@BPAstro.org and you will receive the Zoom link a day or two before the program date.

If the sky is clear, we’ll have a virtual star party. After the presentation, we’ll fire up 27.5-inch Ritchie Telescope and broadcast live images of deep-sky objects via the Zoom session.

Learn to use the
Ritchie Telescope
Scheduled on request
(Members only)
Register Here
Nels Johansen
BPAA Chief Astronomer

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Many thanks to these Bainbridge Island community organizations for their continued support.

Bainbridge Community Foundation