Berks County Amateur Astronomical Society

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Berks County Amateur Astronomical Society

"How a Berks County Small Business wove its way into Space!" with Don Clouser

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THURSDAY JULY 11th, 2024 at 7:30 P.M.


Don is the Facilities/Maintenance Manager at Bally Ribbon Mills. He's been at BRM since 1976 starting as an Electrician Assistant



About Bally Ribbon Mills:


"Producing quality narrow woven fabrics since 1923, Bally Ribbon Mills has used innovation in design and manufacturing to become a highly respected leader in the woven narrow fabrics industry. Bally Ribbon specializes in engineered woven narrow fabrics, specialty broadcloth and woven structures for medical, military, safety, industrial, aerospace, and commercial applications."


Join us 7/11 at 7:30 P.M. in Franco 101 at Penn State Berks

and online:


4th Thursday Online AstroHangouts

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AstroHangouts are HERE!

Share SPACE news, chat about equipment. Catch up with the club on important dates, business, and plan for STAR PARTIES!

To infinity and beyond at 7:30 P.M. online:


Every 4th Thursday of each month on Zoom:


For More Information

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For more information about the BCAAS you can reach us at:

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or by Phone at 404-680-9415


Meeting are held the 2nd Thursday of every month.


Clear Sky Clocks

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Clear Skies Clocks for BCAAS Observers

Pulpit Rock Astronomical Park
Near Hamburg, PA
Pulpit Rock Clear Sky Clock

Bret Cadmus Homestead Observatory
Near Wernersville, PA
Bret Cadmus Homestead Observatory

Carpenter Observatory
Carpenter Observatory

French Creek State Gamelands
Near Douglasville, PA
French Creek




BCAAS Web Links

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Here you will find a wide variety of web-links related to the club.  Some are personal websites for club members, others are great sources of astronomical knowledge.

Use the menu to the left to navigate the different categories of links.  To return to the main menu, click 'home'.

Please report any broken links to the webmaster.



Some helpful links for your Astronomical experience:
Light Pollution Map:…
Meteor Logs:
Carpenter Observatory Clear Sky Chart:
Orbital Rocket Launch Schedule:
CN Astronomical Community:


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