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.

For most of human history, the stars told us where we were in space and time.  Have we forgotten how to look up?

by Gene Tracy

(an essay from aeon.co)

BAS Meeting , January 2016

Photo by Daryl Doughty

BAS Meeting January, 2016

Yellow Moon , March 2015

Photo by Jim Vogh

Time Lapse Videos

Total Lunar Eclipse

BAS Events Announcements

 Monday,  October 3,  
7:00 p.m.

(6:30 - Setup and Casual Conversation)

Bartlesville Public Library

7:15 p.m.
Preparing for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017
Daryl Doughty

On August 21, 2017, the first total eclipse in the U.S. in 26 years will occur along a narrow path from Oregon, across Nebraska and Missouri, all the way to South Carolina.  Have you selected a site and made reservations yet?  Daryl has.  His program this month will explain the conditions of the eclipse, provide advice on how to observe it and recommendations about where to observe.  He will also show photos he took during a 1979 total eclipse and discuss some of the history and mythology of eclipses.

BAS will also elect officers during the business meeting.

016 BAS Programs

 Month Program Presenter 
 JanLunar StratigraphyBob Young
 FebBarn Door Drives for AstrophotographyRick Bryant
 MarStellarium, a Desktop PlanetariumDaryl Doughty
 AprAstro Blitz, Six Quick Astronomy SlideshowsMultiple People
 MayIntroduction to Online/ Google Tools for BASRacheeta Agrawal
JunDo It Yourself Astronomy EquipmentJerry Koenig
 JulVirtual Lunar Atlas Jerry Koenig 
AugStar LoreDerek Herrman
SeptYouth Group Presentation
 OctTotal Eclipse 2017
Daryl Doughty