Tag: Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory at Battle Point Park

Star Gazing at the John H. Rudolph Planetarium at Battle Point Park just got even better!

Observatory EntranceFor the last few years, staff, members and volunteers of the Battle Point Astronomical Association have been hard at work doing an array of much needed upgrades and improvements to the Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory at Battle Point Park. …

Join the Battle Point Astronomical Association for the Upcoming Solar Eclipse this Saturday, October 14th!

The Battle Point Astronomical Association (BPAA) will open the Ritchie Observatory in Battle Point Park for viewing of this unique and rare event on Saturday, October 14, 2023, provided it’s not raining. The maximum eclipse will begin at approximately 9:20am …

The Sky’s the Limit at the Ritchie Observatory at Battle Point Park

Observatory Entrance - photo credit Margaret MillmoreLast year I visited the Ritchie Observatory at Battle Point Park and met with Battle Point Astronomical Association’s President, Frank Petrie and Chief Astronomer, Cole Rees to learn about the observatory and the association. It all started back in 1992, …

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 …

EDWIN E. RITCHIE OBSERVATORY AT BATTLE POINT PARK OPEN HOUSE (and much more) – SATURDAY, MAY 14TH

BPAA logoThe Battle Point Astronomical Association (BPAA) is excited to invite you to join them at their Open House at the Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory at Battle Point Park this Saturday. This will be the first live event in over …

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