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."

Join us May 12th for our May General Meeting 


The featured speaker for our May meeting will be BAA member Richard Wilds who will present Pro-Amateur Cooperation in Solar System Exploration. Richard gives us this preview of his talk: Join in on the discussion about how any astronomy enthusiast can find themselves on the cutting edge of what is happening in Solar System research.  You can participate with small telescopes or large telescopes with a few critical accessories that can put you in the front ranks of scientific exploration. 
A little bit of imagination and scientific discipline is all that is required. Our meeting will be held on Friday, May 12th, 7:30pm at Buffalo State College. See you there!



Astronomy Day at the Museum of Science   


Astronomy Day 2017 is just around the corner. Join us at the Buffalo Museum of Science on Saturday, April 29th from 11:00am to 4:00pm for a celebration of all things astro. There will be exhibits on telescopes, astrophotography, live solar observing (weather permitting), demonstrations and activities for space enthusiasts of all ages! All activities are including in Museum admission and free for Museum members. 



Beaver Meadow Open for the 2017 Season 


The BAA 2017 Public Observing Night program at Beaver Meadow Observatory opened for the season on April 1st and continues on the first Saturday evening of each month (rain or shine) through October. Come out and join our Observatory Directors Dan Marcus and Gene Timothy and our many participating club members for a guided tour of the night sky from our beautiful rural observatory located on the grounds of the Buffalo Audubon Society’s Beaver Meadow Nature Center. Public Nights are free events and open to visitors of ages. Contact our Observatory Directors for more information. 

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Wilson Star Search Programs Begin


The BAA also hosts star parties to the North… the Wilson Star Search was founded by BAA member Steve Smith who invites the public to join him for observing programs from Calvin E. Krueger Park on Route 18 in the Village of Wilson. Dates for 2017 are May 13, June 19, July 6, August 19 (also on Solar Eclipse Day, August 21 from 11-4pm), September 9 and October 14. Telescope viewing begins at dusk. 


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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


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