Haec nox quam fecit Dominus: exultemus et laetemur in ea.
This is the night the Lord has made: Let us exult and rejoice in it.

Baltimore Astronomical Society,
 c/o Maryland Science Center, 601 Light Street, Baltimore, MD  21230


This Web Site is sponsored by the members of the Baltimore Astronomical Society (BAS). Anyone interested in the subject of Astronomy is welcome.


Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Maryland Science Center, 601 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230 (weather permitting). For these meetings only you may park in the Science Center Lot on Key Highway. Come in the Members' Entrance, and sign in at the Guard Desk.

Next BAS Meeting

Our next meeting will be our long overdue elections. At the March 12, 2002 meeting, the following nominations were made:

Nominations from the floor will be accepted at the April 9, 2002 meeting.

Speaker for May 14, 2002

Our speaker for May will be Dr. Sten Odenwald, from Goddard Space Flight Center, who also proprietor of The Astronomy Cafe on the web. His topic will be "Patterns in the Void: Why nothing is important." He has a new book coming out in June.

Notice of Draft Bylaws

A draft of a new set of bylaws was presented and commented on. If you have not had a chance to do so, please review them. Comments may be sent to me at stargzer@baltastro.org. Final comments will be taken at the April meeting.
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Recorded message of BAS happenings. The message is updated when appropriate. It will contain our URL and EMail address as well as times and directions to Star Parties when they are scheduled and any other information I deem appropriate. Telephone number and Voice Mail courtesy of the Maryland Science Center.

Maryland Science Center Home Page

What's Happening at the Maryland Science Center? Check out their Home Page for a floor-by-floor description of exhibits, shows and activites.

Crosby Ramsey Memorial Observatory

Don't forget the 8-inch Alvan Clark refractor in the Crosby Ramsey Memorial Observatory on the roof of the Science Center. Check that site for operating hours or call 410-545-2999 after 5:00 pm on Thursdays to verify that the observatory will be open.

I also have a few pictures captured from a videotape a I shot one night at the observatory. I've a few other pictures I have to scan yet.

Maryland Science Center Starline: 410-545-5918.

Recorded message of astronomical happenings. The message is normally updated every two weeks, but is updated more frequently when major events occur, such as eclipses or the approach of comets.

Info:  About the Baltimore Astronomical Society (BAS).

Links to Other Places

A page of Astronomy-related Poetry is now available.

 - List of Officers.

BAS Home Page/Direct Comments to stargzer@baltastro.org

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