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 BAA Meeting Friday, November 13th 

Join us at our November general meeting on Friday, November 13th, 7:30 PM at Buffalo State College. Our guest speaker will be Matthew Mure.


• Learn how to interpret data tables for stars and other celestial objects
• Understand astronomical terminology and how to use them
• Learn about the Equatorial Coordinate System and how to apply it in searching the sky for specific objects

December 11th…     Save The Date!   

The BAA will hold its annual Holiday Party at Buffalo State College on December 11, 2015. A long standing tradition, the December meeting begins with a short presentation preceding a great spread of food and beverages and the opportunity to meet new members and catch up with old friends. Keep an eye on this space for more information!

“FIRE & ICE”       Exhibition

“Fire and Ice”

The Sun will certainly shine upon this icy hot exhibition of photographs by Astrophotographer, BAA member and past BAA president Alan Friedman and co-collaborator, photomicrographer Douglas Levere. Don’t miss this exhibit at the CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY, which runs from November 21, 2015 thru January 2, 2016.

“For this exhibition Friedman’s telescopic photographs of the Sun’s surface — which reveal its undulating, almost painterly topography — have been paired with Levere’s microscopic studies of snowflakes, exposing the hidden architecture of these tiny and delicate natural wonders” – CEPA Gallery

More info HERE

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: Nov. 20 – Nov. 29, 2015

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