Last updated 2013 March 15
Please note that minor updates eg; additions to ‘Books’ and ‘Meetings’, are not listed below.
2013 March 15: 'Occultations' page; 2013 predictions from BAAH inserted
2013 March 10-11: 'What to Observe' webpage brought up to date, Gallery of 2012 DA14 observations.
2013 February 28: 2012 DA14 webpage completed with observations from 18 members and others
2013 February 22: Observing Report webpage for 2012 DA14 created
2012 February 16: Report on Russian bolide and 2012 DA14
2012 February 15: Updated 2012 DA14 page with link to real-time imaging from Nick James' observatory in Chelmsford (clouded out)
2013 February 11: Updated details of forthcoming close-pass of 2012 DA14
2013 January 22: Resumed work on the Section website uploading a report of the joint Asteroid-Comet section meeting held at Milton Keynes on 2012 Oct 6
2013 January 15: Observing details and two finder charts for next month's apparition of 2012 DA14 uploaded to BAA webpages here
(Gap in maintaining website, new style webpage worked on by Darryl Sergison but not finalised)
2010 February 3
Paper ‘The rotation period of asteroid (4080)
2009 June 30
‘A method for determining the V
magnitude of asteroids from CCD images’ by
2009 April 24
Video processing added
2008 September 18
Journal article ‘Asteroids: past present and future’ by
Journal article ‘The H and G magnitude system for asteroids’ by
2008 September 12
‘Practical NEO work’ given by
News archive page added
Website moved to BAA server
June/July observations added
News section added to Opening/Index page.
May observations added
6th May 2008
2008 Pluto data added to ‘What to observe’
April observations added
March observations added
February observations added (also includes December 2007 and January 2008)
November observations added
October observations added
September observations added
ARPS meeting report added
Presentation ‘Asteroids’ added
August observations added
May observations added
April 2007 observations added
‘Close Approach of Asteroid 2006 VV2’ added
Presentation ‘Magnitude ? Absolutely ! Possibly…’ added
Observations received section added
Presentations reloaded to website as pdf’s
Presentations deleted – exceeding allocated disk space on server
Presentation ‘Finding and Observing Asteroids’ added
Presentation ‘New Definitions for Solar System Bodies’ added
Presentation 'The Asteroids and Remote Planets Section - Past Present and Future' added
Photometric data section added
27th February 2006
Section officers added
Imaging with a digital SLR camera and a gravity drive, by Maurice Gavin, added
30th December 2005
This (Near Earth Objects) website relaunched as the Asteroid and Remote Planets Section website following the appointment of Roger Dymock as Section Director succeeding Andrew Hollis.
Presentation ‘Observing Asteroids – A Personal Journey’ replaced ‘Observing NEO’s – A Personal Journey’ and presentation ‘Asteroid Lightcurve Photometry’ replaced ‘Spinning Asteroids – Lightcurve Photometry’
of NEO’s –
‘Spacewatch FMO project’ added
BAA Workshop 5 presentation ‘Observing Near Earth Asteroids’ added
Astrometry – Measuring Trails and USNO-B1.0 Star Catalogue sections added.
Note; USNO-B1.0 catalogue reference can no be found here.
Asteroid Lightcurves – Part I added to Projects Section
Trial Database and Trial Database Notes sections added
Note; These sections have since been deleted.
Software section added. This completes the first pass of the site.
Links section added
Projects section added. New targets will be added as and when appropriate.
Observations section added. This section describes how observers can publish the
results of their observations.
Follow-up observations – Part 1 modified to describe a simpler method for obtaining orbital elements and an ephemeris.
Space missions section added. This is a short section listing web sites where information on past, present, planned and proposed missions can be obtained.
NEO news section added
Meetings section added
‘Follow-up observations – Part 1’ added
‘Astrometry of Near Earth Objects’ added
Photometry section added
List of books covering all aspects of Solar System Small Bodies added