Battle Point Astronomical Society Open House

The Battle Point Astronomical Society of Bainbridge Island will be host an open house on Saturday, May 14th, from 3 to 5 PM. There will be a talk by our very own John Goar, Dark Ranger up at Hurricane Ridge, called “Quest for 100 Comets” followed by a star party (weather permitting). Sunday, May 15th,…

Spring Skies and Lunar Eclipse!

Hello Folks, Spring is here and it is when our sky viewing really revs up! Some exciting events are coming up from the Lunar Eclipse on May 15th to the Lyrid Meteor Showers early around April 22nd. While the planets are mostly rising early in the morning in spring, you can still get some great…

FALL CAMP DELANY DATES!

We have registered for our Fall Camp Delany! This year, if all goes well, we will be hosting our by-annual star party September 28th through October 2nd. We will not be sending out the sign-up form until July, however, we wanted to let you save this date!! More information will be coming. We look forward…

December Night Skies

Celestial Events for December by Jeff Hoffmeister 3rd : New Moon. Solar Eclipse but not for us. Visible in Antarctica.4th : Venus at its brightest at magnitude -4.9 and 40 degrees East of the Sun.6th 5pm: A waxing crescent Moon passes just south of Venus. If it’s clear it should be quite a sight.7th 6pm:…

September Night Skies-Saturn and Jupiter

With September coming, we are also getting longer night skies. The constellations from summer are still around for us to see as we can view earlier. In summer, we can start viewing around 10 PM to 11 PM while, in September, we can start viewing at about 9 PM or even earlier! If you can…

August Night Skies-The Perseid Meteor Shower

Welcome to the last full month of Summer! Wow, is it that time already? August is a great month to get out and look at the night sky. Saturn and Jupiter will be shining brightly in the southern sky and the great constellation of Pegasus and Andromeda are rising in the east with the ever…

July Night Sky

Woohoo, welcome to summer and some amazing star gazing. Now starts the time to look south to the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius and, straight up, we have the summer triangle! As the nights get longer, but it is still warm, the stargazing season is in full swing. Jupiter and Saturn are coming up in the…

Astronomical Leaque Programs: Alternative Constellations

Alternate Constellations, by Brad Young Orion, Leo, Scorpius are officially recognized constellations we are familiar with. But other cultures have formed their own star patterns in the sky. The Alternate Constellations program explores some of these, encouraging participants to think multi-culturally. If you are seeking a new, different way of looking at the night sky,…

Astronomical Leaque Observing Programs-Constellation Hunter

We have a great new tool to help understanding the Astronomical League observing programs. Our friends at the Astronomical League are producing videos by the program coordinators to help understand the programs. The first produced is about the Constellation Hunter with our own Cliff Mygatt. This program is a great jumping off point for beginner…

All about telescopes!

Hi Folks! We received an email from Brian at telescopeguide.org alerting us to this great website. If you are interested in purchasing a new telescope and need some guidance, this is the website. As the website says, this is “Your one-stop resource for getting started with astronomy and telescopes”. Check it out!