Where’s the fun in this?

Forums General Discussion When does the new decade begin ? Where’s the fun in this?

Dominic Ford

Blimey – where did this spirit of toleration suddenly come from? Back in 2000 you could have a proper brawl about this…

Surely all Proper Astronomers measure their dates in Julian Day numbers, and so count in units of Julian decades (3652.5 days) from Jan 1, 4713 BC (Julian calendar). So, as everybody knows, the current decade started on 14 Jan 2018 (Gregorian calendar).

Does the BAA really allow people in who count their decades in lesser calendars? I shall write to the President directly about how standards are slipping…