Welcome to the Buffalo Astronomical Association

The BAA is an organization composed of people from all walks of life who share a passion for the night sky and the science of astronomy. Though our individual interests are diverse, we have in common a goal to foster science education and an appreciation of astronomy and to this end we pledge our talents and resources. .

"For more than seventy years, a meeting place for Western New Yorkers who share in common a love for the wonders of the universe."

Our Next BAA Meeting Friday, October 9th 

Join us at our October general meeting on Friday, October 9th at Buffalo State College. Our guest speaker will be Ted Kinsman, Assistant Professor at RITs College of Imaging Arts & Sciences. Ted will speak on his photographic work which explores the electromagnetic spectrum through X-ray, high speed and scanning electron microscopy.

Congratulations to our newly elected board members!

Irene Ziarnowski – Vice President Irene Z

Neal Ginsberg – At Large Director neal

Dennis Bartkowiak                             At Large Director D bartkowiak

Steve Smith – At Large Director steve smith 2

The September 27th Lunar Eclipse   

The BAA will host the public to observe the Lunar Eclipse on Sunday night, September 27 from a variety of locations around Western NY. Join us at Woodlawn Beach at an event co-sponsored with Assemblyman Sean Ryan. We will also be out at Beaver Meadow Observatory and at Wilson Star Search. Bring a scope to share or just come and enjoy the event. If skies cooperate, it will be spectacular!

SEE IT THROUGH campaign at BMoS

We had a great time at the Museum of Science‘s annual fundraiser, renamed this year as the Solar Soiree. We shared views through our telescopes from the rooftop observatory. This year’s event was a kick-off for the See It Through capital campaign to restore the rooftop domed observatory as a center for solar science. BAA members are assisting the museum in the plans for the new facility which expects to see first light in late spring 2016. Keep an eye out for news and updates on this exciting project!

Our final BMO Public Night for 2015

Our 2015 season at Beaver Meadow Observatory which began in April concludes with our final public night on Saturday, October 3. The program will be held rain or shine and begins at dusk. Club members and visitors are welcome and encouraged to bring their own telescopes and increase their knowledge of the night sky from our dark North Java site.

Observatory Info

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Beaver Meadow Chart

Buffalo Clear Sky Chart

Niagara Clear Sky Chart

The Sky this Week: October 2-11, 2015

Your daily digest of celestial events coming soon to a sky near you.


VenusandJupiterCelestial Event Details HERE.


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Meeting Information

Meetings of the Buffalo Astronomical Association are held on the second Friday of each month from September through June (except for the March dinner meeting). Our meetings generally start at 7:30 pm unless the time is changed to accommodate a special event or speaker. For More Details Click here