WELCOME TO THE BBAA!!!
We are a group of
dedicated amateur astronomers drawn together by a common interest in
astronomy. Our club was founded on December 14, 1978 by members
dedicated to promoting amateur astronomy.
We invite you to
come to our free monthly Skywatch at Northwest River Park to take a
look through our telescopes and learn more about the sky.
Picture of the Day:
happening this month:
In the BBAA:
In the Sky:
| JANUARY 4:
Monthly Meeting at Plaza Middle School, Virginia Beach - CANCELLED
|| JANUARY 1:
Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation
| JANUARY 5:
Mentoring Young Scientists, Virginia Aquarium, Virginia Beach - CANCELLED
|| JANUARY 2:
Full Moon, Supermoon
| JANUARY 6:
Skywatch at Northwest River Park, Chesapeake - CANCELLED
|| JANUARY 3, 4:
Quadrantids Meteor Shower
| JANUARY 12
Cornwatch at Cornland Park, Chesapeake (BBAA
|| JANUARY 5 - 8:
Conjunction of Mars and Jupiter
| JANUARY 13:
Nightwatch at Chippokes State Park (BBAA members only)
|| JANUARY 11:
Conjunction of Mars, Jupiter, and the Moon
| JANUARY 20:
“Sun” Day Solar Observing at Elizabeth River Park, Chesapeake
|| JANUARY 17:
| JANUARY 31:
Full Moon, Supermoon, Blue Moon
If you're planning
to attend an event, please see our
Events Calendar page. There you will find useful information about
BBAA events and directions to our observing sites. Please also take the
time to read our expected event
etiquette for all attendees.
For more information
on what's happening in the sky this week, see Sky & Telescope's “This
Week's Sky at a Glance” page.
Lapel pin awarded
for completion of the Planetary Nebula Program
The BBAA was
responsible for creating the Planetary Nebula Program. A detailed
history of the program's inception is available on our Planetary Nebula Program page. For further
information on observing programs, see our Observing Programs page or the
Astronomical League's official
Sun and Moon:
The club webmaster
is always looking for ways to improve the BBAA website. If you have a
suggestion, please don't hesitate to email the webmaster.
Please welcome our latest webmaster: Curt
The new "Events Calendar" page replaces
the old "Schedule of Events" page. It is being administered through the
Night Sky Network and can now be kept up to date by any of the main
The BBAA home page has a new look! In
additon to visual appeal, it is designed to be more accommodating for
various monitor sizes. Please feel free to leave feedback via email.
This new format will be applied to other webpages in the coming days.