BAA Annual General Meeting and BAA Meeting

Saturday 23rd Oct 2021

Booking now open!

BAA Annual General Meeting and BAA Meeting

Due to the continued risk from COVID-19, you will need to book in advance to attend this meeting and please familiarise yourself with the COVID infection control measures required at the IOP, detailed below.

The meeting will be live-streamed on the BAA YouTube channel for those unable to attend.


Doors open at 14:00 Meeting starts at 14:30 in the lecture theatre and will be finished by 18:00

Refreshments will be served approx 16:00 outside the lecture theatre

The minutes of the 2020 AGM can be viewed here:


14:30 AGM: minutes of last AGM and adoption of account

14:45 Review of the Year

15:00 Alan Lorrain – President’s Address

15:45 Bill Tarver Business Secretary – Ballot results for Board and Council

16:00 Tea

16:30 David Arditti – BAA meeting, new members, papers, notices

16:40 Richard McKim – New colours for old images

17:00 Paul Abel – Recent Observations of Venus

17:20 David Arditti – Sky Notes

18:00 Close

Venus in the UV by Mark Lonsdale.
Venus in the UV by Mark Lonsdale.



Institute of Physics, 37 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London, N1 9BU

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Booking Information

Attendees must book in advance at the below link and please familiarise yourself with COVID infection control measures in place at the IOP, detailed below (updated on 18th October with new relaxed guidance from the IOP). If you book a ticket and subsequently find you are unable to attend then please cancel your ticket so another member may attend.

The IOP is reopening to external visitors in October. They have kindly offered their Kings Cross venue for our AGM, enabling us to hold the event with up to 75 attendees. The IOP are helping us to livestream the event on the BAA YouTube channel so members will be able to watch remotely without booking.

If you decide to attend in-person then please read the below IOP requirements to help protect both their visitors and their employees whilst COVID is still with us. These instructions were updated on the 18th October following a relaxation by the IOP of their guidance.

On arrival attendees will have their temperatures checked. You will also be asked to use the hand sanitisers and to check in using the QR code and the NHS COVID-19 smartphone app.

Attendees are encouraged to:

  • Maintain one metre social distancing and to wear masks, (unless exempt), except when eating.
  • Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (unless they are unable to be vaccinated).
  • Take a lateral flow test before visiting the premises. Please only attend if the result is negative. (You now require a code to collect a lateral flow test kit, codes available at

Please do not attend if you have COVID-19 symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days, or been told to self-isolate by the NHS COVID-19 smartphone app or by NHS Test and Trace.