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."

Join us June 9th for our June General Meeting 


Our Annual Business Meeting and Pizza Party is our final meeting before summer recess. Our featured speaker will be Observatory Director and eclipse veteran Daniel Marcus who will make sure we are fully prepared for the August 21st total eclipse of the sun. Also on the agenda are elections – we will select three Directors for the BAA Board who will begin two year terms September 1st. And finally – our ever popular pizza party. It’s a great and tasty time – see you there!



Public Nights at the Outer Harbor   


The BAA has been invited to host two public nights at Wilkeson Pointe on the Buffalo Outer Harbor. 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 on Friday nights June 2 and July 28. Watch this space for more details.   (photo of Wilkeson Pointe by Ed Healy)



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 19, July 6, 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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