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 – Fri, Sept. 18th

We are on our summer hiatus from our monthly meetings. We will resume in September. Notice that that meeting is different than our typical 2nd Friday of the month. We are postponing the meeting until September 18th so that members can attend the Black Forest Star Party at the Cherry Springs State Park September 11-13, 2015.

2015 Election Results
Congratulations to our new elected board members!

Irene Ziarnowski – Vice President Irene Z

Neal Ginsberg – At Large Director neal

Dennis Bartkowiak                             At Large Director D bartkowiak

Steve Smith – At Large Director steve smith 2

BAA Member’s Star Party @ the BMO   

Saturday, July 18th      5PM – ?

Come join fellow members of the BAA for a fun filled day of astronomy related activities. The BAA grill will be fired up to grill club provided hotdogs and hamburger or if you can bring you food of choice to grill as well. Rolls, buns, condiments and soft drink will be provided by the club. Please bring a dish to pass too. BAA members will have solar telescopes for viewing the Sun. We may even catch a daytime view of a planet or two. We start around 5 PM and go to ? We’ve ordered up some clear dark skies for the evening as well so the views should be stellar! So bring your appetite, your telescope. or just yourself for a astronomically fun filled day at the Beaver Meadow Observatory.

SEE IT THROUGH campaign at BMoS

We had a great time at the Museum of Science‘s annual fundraiser, renamed this year as the Solar Soiree. We shared views through our telescopes from the rooftop observatory. This year’s event was a kick-off for the See It Through capital campaign to restore the rooftop domed observatory as a center for solar science. BAA members are assisting the museum in the plans for the new facility which expects to see first light in late spring 2016. Keep an eye out for news and updates on this exciting project!

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.

Observatory Info

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Beaver Meadow Chart

Buffalo Clear Sky Chart

Niagara Clear Sky Chart

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, August 7 – 15

Your daily digest of celestial events coming soon to a sky near you. VenusandJupiter            More 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