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

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
AugTelescope TypesEvan Zorn
 SeptPlanetary ImagingDaryl Doughty
 OctSpace Medicine and/or ExtremophilesMike Woods
 NovCurrent Topics in AstronomyVirgil Reese

BAS Events Announcements

 Wednesday,  September 9,  
7:00 p.m.

Bartlesville Public Library

7:15 p.m.
Planetary Imaging
by Daryl Doughty

You walk outside on a dark, clear night and look up at the sky and see thousands of stars twinkling and think "what a glorious sight!" But one or two brighter ones don't appear to twinkle.  These are the planets you can see (Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, possibly Mercury.)  Twinkling is artistic and poetic but it is nearly fatal to making high resolution images of the planets.  Imaging planets will push your optical systems and cameras to their limits.  I will talk about imaging equipment, techniques, and  processing software that can allow you to take excellent pictures for yourselves.