May 3 meeting: Telescopes, our favorite tools!

The special presentation will deal with aspects of the telescope for observing; types, advantages/disadvantages, selection and maintenance. We will also have a silent auction for a variety of telescopes that have been donated to BMAA (large, small and in-between).

Our meetings, starting at 7:30 pm, are open to the public at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church, 411 Susquehanna Road, Ambler, 19002.

Star watch at Tyler State Park (April 23) is cancelled.

The Star watch scheduled for Sunday, April 23rd has been cancelled due to cloudy conditions. The day started out clear, especially for all you Sun watchers, but unfortunately, the clouds came, as forecast. Join us at our next star watch at Northampton Library on May 2/4, or at our monthly meeting on May 3. Refer to our Calendar for details.

April 5, 2017 BMAA Monthly Meeting

Light Pollution MapTonight’s BMAA monthly meeting is on “Stargazing from the Suburbs” – tips and techniques. Long time local visual observer, Bernie Kosher will tell us how to maximize our sometimes less than stellar skies here in the Phillyburbs. 7:30 PM at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church Susquehanna & Butler Pike in Ambler, PA. Free and open to the public – all are welcome!

February 1 Meeting: A special presentation about Star Charts.

Star Charts: an historical perspective by a former director of LVAAS.  He’s been studying and collecting antique star charts and atlases for 30 years. He will take us on a journey from the dawn of printing in the 15th century to modern times, showing us how maps of the heavens have evolved and how the art and science of celestial cartography progressed through the centuries.

Our meetings starting at 7:30 pm, are open to the public, and held at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church, 411 Susquehanna Road, Ambler, PA, 19002.