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 General Meeting – June 12

Join us on Friday, June 12th at 7:30 pm at Buffalo State College Classroom Building C122 for our annual business meeting and gala Pizza Party. This is our last general meeting before the summer break. We’ll have a short presentation, conduct our biennial election for the Board of Directors and then enjoy our annual Italian feast. It’s a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new club members. So come and help us achieve a quorum!

The Sky this Week:
May 22–31, 2015

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

See what’s up HERE

Cheri Harper                April 27, 2015

It is with great sadness that the Buffalo Astronomical Association notes the passing of Cheri Harper. An active club member for many years, Cheri was club Vice-President, Board member and former editor of our newsletter, the Spectrum. Admired and loved for the spirit and enthusiasm she brought to public programs and events, Cheri will be deeply missed by all of us.



The Sun Today

Today’s Photosphere

For more data go to http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream


Solstice Soirée at the Museum of Science

We are looking for BAA volunteers to help at the Museum of Science‘s annual fundraiser, renamed this year as the Solar Soiree. This is always a popular and well-attended event. This year it will be connected with the new See It Through capital campaign to restore the rooftop observatory as a center for solar science. BAA members will be set up on the rooftop with telescopes to engage the public and generate excitement for what will come when the new domed observatory sees first light in spring of 2016. Hope you can join us!

BMO 2015 Public Night Season Underway

Our 2015 Public Night season at Beaver Meadow Observatory began on April 4th and continues on the first Saturday of the month through October. Programs are held rain or shine and begin 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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BMO Clear Sky Chart

Buffalo Clear Sky Chart

Niagara Clear Sky Chart 

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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