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 – May 8

Join us on Friday, May 8th at 7:30 pm at Buffalo State College Classroom Building C122 for a presentation by Jonathan Reichert, CEO of Teachspin Inc. and former professor of Physics at UB. “More than light is coming from the sky… There are lots of particles raining down on us from outer space that we don’t see with our human sensors. Some of this is invisible light, which physicists call photons. For these we have special telescopes, such as infrared cameras, x-ray sensors, and radio telescopes. But I want to explore an even more exotic particle that can be detected and studied with an instrument our company builds for advanced laboratory instruction. I will bring this instrument with me and you will finally observe particles that have been going through you, and stopping in you, all your life. Come and “meet” this very strange and wonderful particle and find out what it may tell us about the universe.”

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2015 Dinner Banquet a Success!


Our 2015 Dinner Banquet saw the largest turnout in many years. Special thanks to UB Professor of Physics Will Kinney for a thought provoking presentation on current debates in cosmology. Congratulation to BAA members Jim Lehman and Jeff Gardner who were recognized with honors from the College of Fellows. And a special thank you to our dedicated Board of Director’s Banquet committee for their hard work in bringing us this great evening. Our 2016 Banquet will be held on Saturday, April 9th… see you there!

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.

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Astronomy Day at the Museum of Science

Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 25th. The BAA will celebrate International Astronomy Day at the Museum of Science with a program packed day of observing, exhibits and hands on activities for budding astronomers of all ages. BAA volunteers will be needed for what is always a busy event and a great time. More information coming soon!


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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