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,  December 5,  
7:00 p.m.

(6:30 - Setup and Casual Conversation)

Bartlesville Public Library

7:15 p.m.
Meteorites: Tour Guides of the Asteroid Belt and More
Dr. Kathryn Gardner-Vandy

Dr. Kat Gardner-Vandy is a planetary scientist who studies meteorites.  She has a PhD in Planetary Sciences from the University of Arizona and a BS in Geology from the University of Oklahoma.  She is self-employed as an Earth and Space Science consultant and is also a Research Associate at The University of Tulsa.  In January, she will be starting as an adjunct professor in the Aviation and Space program at Oklahoma State University.

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
Moon Lore
Fran Stallings
 DecMeteorites: Tour Guides of the Asteroid Belt and MoreDr. Kathryn Gardner-Vandy