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."

Congratulations to Our New Board Members 


At our June Annual Business Meeting and Pizza Party  we were pleased to announce the results of our election of three At-Large Directors. Congratulations to new board members Noah Erhart, Taylor Cramer, and Steve Smith. We look forward to more great things happening with the BAA under your 2017-2019 tenure. Welcome aboard and lets shoot for the stars.
The June meeting is our final meeting before summer recess. We will reconvene on September 8th. Hopefully we’ll see you at our monthly public nights at the Beaver Meadow Observatory and Kruger Park in Wilson, NY, as well as any other of our events throughout the summer.  Of course, make sure you are fully prepared for the August 21st partial eclipse of the sun in our area or if you intend on travelling to see the total eclipse. 


Outer Harbor Astronomy at the Pointe


The BAA has been invited to host two public nights at Wilkeson Pointe on the Buffalo Outer Harbor. Our June 2 event was a great success and many visitors braved the somewhat chilly temperatures for some extraordinary views of the heavens above. Those who have joined us at Canalside in the past know that city astronomy events are a blast! Bring a chair and a telescope and share the views of the moon and planets with downtown visitors at this beautiful waterfront park. We will be there again on Friday night July 28th. More details HERE.   (photo of Wilkeson Pointe by Ekim Enolazna)








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 10, July 8, 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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