Podcast: What’s Up Bainbridge:
Saturday Dec 13 Jupiter planetarium show and telescope party

<i>Podcast: What’s Up Bainbridge:</i> <br>Saturday Dec 13 Jupiter planetarium show and telescope party


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In this episode, BCB host Jason Goyette speaks with Steve Ruhl, the president of the Battle Point Astronomical Association.

The planetarium show be in the square concrete building in Battle Point Park with the telescope dome
The planetarium show be in the square concrete building in Battle Point Park with the telescope dome. For parking enter from Battle Point Drive.

On Saturday, December 13th at 7pm Steve will be presenting “Jupiter as a Star” — a 90-minute show at the planetarium at the Ritchie Observatory.

Afterwards, if the skies are reasonably clear, there will be a Star Party where adults and kids can look through the telescopes of astronomy club enthusiasts.

During the planetarium show, Steve will explore the role of the largest planet in our solar system. And he’ll ask, hypothetically, if Jupiter had evolved into a star, what might have happened to Earth?

Steve Ruhl, president of Battle Point Astronomical Association
Steve Ruhl is president of Battle Point Astronomical Association

In this episode, Steve also mentions other activities – such as astronomy courses – that the Astronomical Association provides to residents of the island and beyond.

Past planetarium shows included “Did the Dinosaurs see Orion in their Night Sky?” and “Killer Rocks”.

As well as being the president of the BPAA, Steve also enjoys Astrophotography when weather and lighting conditions are in his favor.

A full-scale model of the community funded sundial that BPAA will soon be erecting near the telescope.
A full-scale model of the community funded sundial that BPAA will soon be erecting near the telescope.

Planetarium shows are held once a month and are open to the public. A $2.00 donation is suggested for nonmembers, $5.00 for families.

More information on astronomy club activities and events can be found at the BPAA website at http://www.bpastro.org/

Credits: BCB host and studio tech: Jason Goyette; BCB audio editor and social media publisher: Barry Peters.