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 December meeting     & Holiday Party 

 

Our December general meeting will be held on Friday, December 9th in our usual Buffalo State College location. Join us for our annual Holiday Party – a casual affair that offers a great opportunity to meet new members and to connect with old friends. Food and drink will be provided but it is a BAA tradition to bring along a favorite a dish or treat to share. RSVP to Irene Ziarnowski. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

Tis the Season to…      join the BAA!   

 

We get a lot of calls asking for help with telescopes… What is the best scope to buy? How do I use the scope I got for Christmas? What eyepieces should I use to see saturn? We always welcome questions. Our #1 favorite question is “What is the best thing to purchase for a family hooked on astronomy?” because the answer is so easy. A membership in the BAA is the best purchase you can make. For $30 you get a rural observatory, a wealth of resources and a community of great people from all walks of life who enjoy nothing more than talking telescopes and helping other members feel at home with their equipment and the wonders of the night sky. It’s as easy as a mouse click

 

 

See it Through at BMoS Gets a Boost 

 

This news just in from the Buffalo Museum of Science…. the See It Through campaign to restore the rooftop Observatory and the fourth floor astronomy studio has received a half million dollar check from Erie County. County Executive Mark Poloncarz was on hand to announce the support and to share his personal excitement to help make astronomy experience a reality again for all of Western New York in 2017. Keep an eye on this space for the latest developments. 

 

 

Beaver Meadow Observatory

 

Our 2016 “Public Observing Night” Season at Beaver Meadow Observatory ended with our last public night on October 1st. Kudos to Observatory directors Dan Marcus and Gene Timothy and to our many participating members for coordinating another stellar public season. Now it’s time to relax and enjoy members only privileges at BMO. You will find BAA members enjoying the long dark nights and using the club’s wonderful equipment all winter long. Contact our observatory Directors to learn how you can join them.

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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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