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BACK BAY AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS


"Bringing Astronomy to the People of Hampton Roads"

BACK BAY AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS

"Bringing Astronomy to the People of Hampton Roads"

BACK BAY AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS


"Bringing Astronomy to the People of Hampton Roads"

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Welcome to the Back Bay Amateur Astronomers website

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 any of our free monthly events to take a look through our telescopes and learn more about the night sky.

The BBAA is an active member society of the Astronomical League, a part of the Night Sky Network, and a member of the Virginia Association of Astronomical Societies (VAAS). We are also active on social media. Please visit our social media pages on BBAA Yahoo Group, BBAA Facebook Group, BBAA Twitter page, BBAA Facebook page and Instagram to stay up to date with our club's latest activities.

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BBAA In The News

If you have an article or video of the club that isn't already on this page you can send that information to our Webmaster webmaster (at) backbayastro (dot) org.

AAPOD2

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DECEMBER 17, 2018

BBAA club member Dan Pelzel's photograph "The Bubble Nebula" was featured on the AAPOD website. Congratulations Dan! To see more of Dan's photographs visit his website DEEP SPACE PHOTONS.

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(Photo Credit: Dan Pelzel)

Hearsay with Cathy Lewis

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NOVEMBER 28th, 2018

BBAA club member George Reynolds was recently on the NPR show HearSay with Cathy Lewis with Justin Mason, the director of ODU's Pretlow Planetarium where they discussed the strangest phenomena in outer space.

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(Photo Credit: Hearsay with Cathy Lewis radio show)

The Virginia Pilot

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NOVEMBER 23, 2018

The Virginia Pilot Correspondent Eric Feber talks about the monthly event called "Skywatch" the BBAA holds at the Northwest River Park in Chesapeake.

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(Photo Credit: Shawn Loescher)

13 News Now (WVEC)

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

BBAA club member George Reynolds being interviewed by local TV station 13News Now (WVEC) about the club's Library Telescope Program.

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(Video Credit: Amanda Johncola)

WTKR News 3

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SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

WTKR News 3 story about the Library Telescope Program started by the BBAA.

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(Photo Credit: Getty Images)

The Virginia Pilot

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JANUARY 12, 2018

Journalist Eric Feber story about the BBAA's Saturday "SUN" Day event held monthly at the Elizabeth River Park in Chesapeake.

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(Photo Credit: Dan Pelzel)

The Virginia Pilot

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AUGUST 21, 2017

Reporter Lee Tolliver's story about the Solar Eclipse and the BBAA's involvement with the City of Virginia Beach at the MEO Central Library.

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(Photo Credit: Vincent Pendleton)

The Virginia Pilot

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AUGUST 16, 2017

Reporter Lee Tolliver's story about the Solar Eclipse and the BBAA club members Kent Blackwell and Dale Carey. Robert Hitt and Chuck Dibbs are also interviewed for this story.

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(Photo Credit: Kent Blackwell)

The Virginia Pilot

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AUGUST 16, 2017

Reporter Steve Earley's story about the Solar Eclipse and his interview with Chuck Dibbs.

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(Photo Credit: Steve Earley | The Virginian-Pilot)

The Virginia Pilot

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SEPTEMBER 28, 2014

Reporter David Macaulay's story about the BBAA and its monthly "Skywatch" event held at the Northwest River park.

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(Photo Credit: David Macaulay | Special to The Virginian-Pilot)

The Virginia Pilot

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October 6, 2008

Reporter Diane Tennant's story about Norfolk State University's 24-inch Rapid Response Robotic Telescope at the Fan Mountain Observatory in Albermarle County south of Charlottesville.

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(Photo Credit: (Bill Tiernan | The Virginian-Pilot)

The Virginia Pilot

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February 19, 2008

Ted Forte of the BBAA talks with The Virginia Pilot reporter John Hopkins about a failed satellite that the Navy was planning on shooting down before it fell to Earth.

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(Photo Credit: (Charles Apple | The Virginian-Pilot)