The Librarian of the Royal Astronomical Society would like to remind BAA members that the Library is open on twelve Saturdays a year, normally the 1st Saturday unless that is a Bank Holiday weekend in which case it is the second Saturday.
This facility is specifically intended for spare time researchers and amateur astronomers who may find it difficult to get to Piccadilly on a weekday. Unfortunately the response has been very poor and if more use is not made of it, it may not be possible to justify continuing this facility.
These Saturday openings are also a good time for members of amateur Astronomical Societies and similar bodies to visit the RAS and view the building and some of the treasures in the collections. The Librarian is happy to consider requests for such visits.
The Library Committee has approved of the continuation of the Saturday openings for 2011, the dates being;
8 Jan, 5 Feb, 5 March, 2 April, 7 May, 4 June, 2 July, 6 Aug, 3 Sept, 1 Oct, 5 Nov, 3 Dec.
BAA members are reminded that they should either email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (020 7734 4582 Xt 215) to make an
appointment and it is essential that any readers who may require specialised material to be produced, especially older runs of
journals, make contact in advance as these may be in another building which is not accessible on Saturdays.
Royal Astronomical Society