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 February Meeting… Friday, February 12 


Join us for our next general meeting at Buffalo State College meeting room at 7:30 pm on Friday, February 12. Our guest speaker will be veteran eclipse chaser and astrophotographer Dan Marcus who will help us prepare our plans for the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse that will be visible across the United States. See you there.



Save the Date for our BAA Dinner Banquet


Our 2016 Dinner Banquet will take place on Saturday evening April 16th at Risotto Ristorante, featuring special guest speaker Kimberly Cartier. Currently completing her PhD at Pennsylvania State University department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Kimberly is an expert in the exciting field of extrasolar planet research. You can read her blog for the Space Exploration Network (SEN) here. Details to follow!



Holst’s The Planets         collaboration with BPO


The BAA will join forces with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to share views of the night sky following a performance of Holst’s The Planets. Details will be forthcoming… watch this space to find out how you can join us in this exciting collaboration with our symphony orchestra!

Beaver Meadow Observatory


Our 2015 public season at Beaver Meadow Observatory concluded with our final public night on Saturday, October 3. We look forward to hosting WNY stargazers again when we resume on April 2, 2016. In the meantime, club members are out using the equipment and enjoying the dark skies at our North Java site year round. Contact our observatory Directors to learn how you can join them.


Observatory Info


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Beaver Meadow Chart

Buffalo Clear Sky Chart

Niagara Clear Sky Chart

The Sky this Week:

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, February 5 – 13


Celestial 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