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See you at BMAA's Next Monthly Meeting August 6 at 7:30

 
Join us at the August 6 (Wednesday) BMAA Meeting for our featured presentation : Learning how to navigate the night sky
 
In our efforts to better understand how to navigate the night sky, we review 2 approaches for improving our understanding and skills. One approach is by participating in on-line courses. We briefly discuss one such course and review some of the course materials that were used to explain "celestial navigation." Another approach we discuss is one of the "Great Courses," specifically "Our night sky." We review and discuss the approach for this course and show some examples of the information used to better understand the night sky. Our goal is to assess some approaches  for improving our star gazing skills.

We will also have other topics of general interest. The public is welcome at our meetings beginning at 7:30 pm at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church, 411 Susquehanna Ave., Ambler, 19002. Look for the black and yellow 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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