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Reaching for the Stars: The Ritchie Observatory at Battle Point Park – Built for and by Bainbridge Islanders

Observatory Founders - Edwin E. Ritchie - John H. Rudolph - Mac GardinerIn 1992, three not-so-amateurish astronomers, Edwin E. Ritchie, John H. Rudolph and Mac Gardiner founded the Battle Point Astronomical Association (BPAA), named for the location in which the group met at Battle Point Park. Although we definitely have our share …

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