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Comet Panstarrs, March 12, 2013
Comet Panstarrs, March 12, 2013
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See you at BMAA's Next Monthly Meeting April 2 at 7:30

 
Join us for the April 2 BMAA meeting at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church
 
Understanding telescopes: Their performance and design!

Have you ever wondered why there are so many different types of telescopes? Do you understand the relationship between aperture, focal length and other design factors on the magnification, resolving power and performance of your telescope?  One of our knowledgeable members will have an informal question and answer session about telescope performance and design. We will then have a round table session where members describe performance of their different types of telescopes. Whether you already have a telescope that you would like to better understand or would just like to understand how telescopes work, this meeting should be of interest to you. This and all of our monthly meetings are open to the public.
 
 


Our meetings begin at 7:30 pm at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church, 411 Susquehanna Road,  Ambler, 19002. Look for the yellow and black BMA2 signs.

 

 

Our Mission

The Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association (BMAA) is a group of amateur astronomers working together to improve astronomical knowledge and observational skills. We make ourselves and our instruments available to promote public interest in astronomy. BMAA members are a varied group of colleagues who share a curiosity about the sky. Some members are scientists or engineers, while others are artists or craftspeople, building contractors or college students. Ability levels span the range from novice to expert. BMAA members organize and participate in a variety of astronomy related programs:

  • Monthly Meetings

  • Members and guest speakers present lectures or demonstrations on astronomical topics, followed by a group observing session. Meetings are held at the Upper Dublin Luthern Church, 411 Susquehanna Road, Ambler, 19002.
  • StarParties

  • Members gather at one of several dark-sky sites to help each other hone observing and astrophotography skills.
  • StarWatches

  • StarWatches are conducted at several nature centers. The public is invited for an evening of stargazing and observing tips provided by BMAA members and their telescopes.

  • Educational outreach  BMAA is a community resource, offering astronomy programs to schools, youth groups and civic organizations.
Annual membership in BMAA includes a subscription to our quarterly newsletter, CONSTELLATION, membership in the Astronomical League and United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey, and discounts to astronomy publications. If you are interested in joining BMAA or in renewing your membership, click here for a membership application. Astronomical League

Officers of this Pennsylvania non-profit organization are:

Gary Sprague
Dwight Dulsky
Ed Radomski
Scott Peterson
President
Vice-President
Treasurer
Secretary
Contact: info@bma2.org


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