Our next meeting Friday, February 10th
Over the last several years, spacecraft have returned new data which continue to advance our understanding of the bodies in our solar system. This presentation will tour our celestial neighborhood from Mercury outward, focusing on new information from recent missions to Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto. What new things have we learned and what new questions have been brought to light?
2017 Resolution… join the BAA!
We get a lot of calls asking for help with telescopes… What is the best scope to buy? How do I use the scope I got for Christmas? What eyepieces should I use to see saturn? We always welcome questions. Our #1 favorite question is “What is the best thing to purchase for a family hooked on astronomy?” because the answer is so easy. A membership in the BAA is the best purchase you can make. For $30 you get a rural observatory, a wealth of resources and a community of great people from all walks of life who enjoy nothing more than talking telescopes and helping other members feel at home with their equipment and the wonders of the night sky. It’s as easy as a mouse click…
See it Through at BMoS Gets a Boost
This news just in from the Buffalo Museum of Science…. the See It Through campaign to restore the rooftop Observatory and the fourth floor astronomy studio has received a half million dollar check from Erie County. County Executive Mark Poloncarz was on hand to announce the support and to share his personal excitement to help make astronomy experience a reality again for all of Western New York in 2017. Keep an eye on this space for the latest developments.
Beaver Meadow Observatory
Our 2016 “Public Observing Night” Season at Beaver Meadow Observatory ended with our last public night on October 1st. Kudos to Observatory directors Dan Marcus and Gene Timothy and to our many participating members for coordinating another stellar public season. Now it’s time to relax and enjoy members only privileges at BMO. You will find BAA members enjoying the long dark nights and using the club’s wonderful equipment all winter long. Contact our observatory Directors to learn how you can join them.Observatory Info