Club Information

The Bartlesville Astronomical Society meets monthly to share experiences, exchange information and learn about the fascinating and ever changing world of astronomy.  Our members conduct public star parties (observing sessions), providing the opportunity for everyone to see the celestial wonders of the night sky through telescopes and binoculars.  But you don't need a telescope to join.  The Bartlesville Astronomy Club is open to anyone with an interest in astronomy and a desire to learn.

If you have an interest in astronomy, we encourage you to join the Bartlesville Astronomical Society.  Whether you're curious about stars and constellations, planets, asteroids and comets, solar or lunar eclipses, black holes, galaxies, meteor showers or any other aspects of space and astronomy, the Bartlesville Astronomical Society has something to offer.

Yellow Moon , March 2015

Photo by Jim Vogh




Partial Solar Eclipse 10/23/14

Photo by Bob Young

Location: Onion Prairie Road

Camera: Canon EOS 30D,100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L

   (click photo to enlarge)


 
Time Lapse Videos

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015 BAS Programs
     
 Month Program Presenter 
 JanBAS Member InterestsBob Young
 FebAstrophotography 101Bob Young
 MarIntroduction to Basic AstrophysicsJennifer Walker
 AprAstrophotography 101
Part 2
Rick Bryant
 MayGrinding a Telescope MirrorFred Frey
 JunImage ProcessingRick Bryant
JulTelescope BasicsEvan Zorn
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BAS Events Announcements

 Monday, May 4

Bartlesville Public Library
     6:45 p.m.   Setup and Discussion
7:00 p.m.   Club Business
7:15 p.m.   Current Astronomy News

7:30 p.m.

Grinding a Telescope Mirror

and BAS History

by 
Fred Frey

Fred Frey has been an amateur telescope maker for many years.  In this months program, he will describe the process of grinding your own telescope mirror, explain optical testing, and discuss some of the tips and tricks for successful results.

In addition, as a founding member of BAS during the Moonwatch program of the late 1950s, Fred will recall some of the interesting events of early BAS history.