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."

Holst’s The Planets… with the BAA at the BPO 


We had an awesome time! On April 29th The Buffalo Astronomical Association worked in harmony with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to share the science and hobby of amateur astronomy in conjunction with  a performance of Holst’s The Planetshopefully the first of many more collaborations to come.



Join us for the May 13th General Meeting 


Paul and Irene’s excellent Alaska adventure will chronicle two club member’s recent journey with Bob Berman’s Northern Lights Tour 2016.  Irene and Paul Ziarnowski will share their story, which is filled with auroras, dog sleds and a breathtaking dose of northern exposure. It is sure to add a new must do experience to your bucket list. Our May general meeting takes place on Friday evening, May 13th at 7:30pm in our meeting room at Buffalo State College. If it’s your first time attending, you can find more information and a map to our meeting location here.



International Astronomy Day 2016


Thanks to coordinator Mike Humphrey and the many BAA volunteers who came our to share their fascination of the night sky and all things astronomical at the Buffalo Museum of Science. Our celebration of International Astronomy Day 2016 saw some clouds during live solar observing but delighted museum visitors nonetheless with telescope demonstrations, astro-photography and activities for kids. Photos will follow, but in the meantime, enjoy these photos from 2015.



Beaver Meadow Observatory


Our 2016 “Public Observing Night” Season at Beaver Meadow Observatory resumes April 2nd. We look forward to hosting WNY stargazers of all ages again at the observatory on the 1st Saturday of the month, April through October. All winter club members have continued to enjoy using the equipment and enjoy the dark skies at our North Java site and do so all year round. 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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