Our new-look website

After a year-long development effort, we are delighted to announce the launch of a new website for the BAA.

Among the new additions to the site, you will find news and views from the Association’s observing sections, and a calendar of observing opportunities in the night sky. We have heavily redesigned our extensive gallery of images taken by our members, and added an online player to our archive of videos of talks at past BAA meetings.

You can also find the newly redesigned home of the BAA’s Journal, our astronomy discussion forum, and details of forthcoming meetings.

Logging in to the new website

As in the past, access to some of the resources on this website is restricted to paid members of the BAA. Log-in details have not been carried over from the old website to the new, and so all BAA members will need to re-register for access to the website. This can be done using our self-service registration page.

Anyone can register for an account, regardless of BAA membership. However, you will be asked for a BAA membership number, your surname, and postcode as part of the registration process. These will be verified against the BAA membership database; please be patient, this process may take up to half an hour. You can check whether the process has been successful by visiting your membership information page.

If you are unsure of your BAA membership number, you can find it on the address slip which is sent out with each copy of the BAA Journal, above and to the right of your address. Additionally, since we are aware that many members may not have their membership numbers to hand, we will be emailling members individually over 2014 March 4-5 to let them know their numbers, so you should be receiving an email shortly.

If you make a mistake, you can later edit your registration details by clicking on “My Account” on the top banner of the site, but remember that you may lose your access to members-only resources unless there is an exact match between the data you provide, and the information held on record by the BAA office.

Dr Dominic Ford
BAA Website Manager

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