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 meeting Friday, February 10th 


Join us on Friday, February 10th for our monthly meeting featuring guest speaker Kevin Williams, Associate Professor of Earth Sciences at Buffalo State College. The meeting will be held at our usual location at Buffalo State and will start at 7:30pm.  From Kevin on the topic for his talk, An Updated Tour of the Solar System

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.

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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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