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The Journal of the British Astronomical Association

For 129 years the Journal has published the observations and work of BAA members. It also contains many other articles and items of interest to all amateur astronomers. It is published six times a year, and sent free to all standard members of the Association. For subscription details for non-members, please contact the BAA office.

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2020 April
Volume 130, Number 2
Galaxies of the spring sky, the life of a little-known Suffolk astronomer, how to support the ARIEL mission by observing exoplanets and mentoring for budding spectroscopists
2020 August
Volume 130, Number 4
Mysterious waves in the atmosphere of Venus, the astronomical notes of a 17th century diarist, and how to observe the Sun's polar faculae
2020 June
Volume 130, Number 3
Exciting results from NASA's Juno mission, a new technique to study Martian dust storms and astronomical adventures in India, plus memories of Dr Heather Couper and Jim Hysom
2020 February
Volume 130, Number 1
A quest to find a portable telescope fit for air travel, a tour of the planetary nebulae of Orion, citizen science with Chris Lintott and a significant paper on historic naked-eye sunspot observations
2019 December
Volume 129, Number 6
How to contribute to the Solar Section’s new databases, exploring a volcanic lunar landscape, a chance to help solve a 164-year-old nova mystery and a bumper selection of reviews
2019 October
Volume 129, Number 5
Explore the enigmatic Gyulbudaghian's Nebula, read expert guidance on observing November's transit of Mercury, and catch up with the latest from all the Sections in the annual Council report
2019 August
Volume 129, Number 4
A paper on the colourful life of BAA Variable Star Section Director John Glasby gives historical context to updates on cutting-edge research by the Section. Also: insights into Solar Cycle 24, an interview with the Astronomer Royal for Scotland and our first equipment review.
2019 June
Volume 129, Number 3
An asteroid with a mysterious backwards orbit, an aurora expedition caught up in a major incident at sea and how to observe the home of an iconic black hole. 50 years on, we also celebrate the BAA amateurs who supported the Moon landings.

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