Upcoming Event: Super Blue Moon Viewing

Wednesday, August 30, 8:30 pm

Following this season’s final Concert in the Park, and weather permitting, come out and view the super blue moon as it rises over Battle Point Park! We’ll have telescopes set up so you can get a close look, or just enjoy the naked-eye view.

Upcoming Event: 2nd Saturday Program

Saturday, September 9, 7:30 pm

Engaging Students in Astronomical Research

Would you like to participate in astronomical research, and perhaps make a surprising discovery?

Dr. Rachel Freed is co-founder and President of the Institute for Student Astronomical Research (InStAR), and believes strongly in bringing telescope access to students. She is committed to the belief that real scientific research can and should be a part of secondary and undergraduate astronomy education.

Dr. Freed recently earned her PhD in Astronomy Education. She also holds a BS in Biology from UC Davis and an MS in Neuroscience from Northwestern University, but it was her passion for Astronomy that brought her to her current role: engaging students in astronomical research.

Dr Freed will give her presentation via Zoom. You can watch it from home for free, or in person at the observatory for a $10 admission fee (free for BPAA members).

In-person attendance is limited to 30, and advance registration is required for admittance, so please register today.

For in-person attendees, a brief planetarium show will follow the presentation, after which we will have a star party (if weather allows).

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