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The Journal of the British Astronomical Association, 2013 October

Volume 123, Number 5

Twenty years of aurora observations, the strange case of the disappearing nova, and the BAA dinners of the 1930s..

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Getting started with the history of astronomy
The Historical Section Director gives hints and tips to start researching astronomical history in your local area
Mike Frost

Refereed Papers

The BAA Annual Dinners of the 1930s
Martin Mobberley describes the Annual Dinners of the BAA held in London just before World War II, and attempts to identify the people who attended them from photographs and surviving records.
Martin Mobberley
The lightcurve of supernova 2011fe in M101
CCD observations of the first 200 days of a Type Ia supernova are presented.
Martin J.F. Fowler
Observations of the aurora borealis from Glen Ullin, North Dakota, 1981-2011
Thirty years of aurora observations from Glen Ullin, North Dakota, are analysed
Ron Livesey & Jay Brausch
The 'astronomizings' of Dr Anderson and the curious case of his disappearing nova
Dr Thomas Anderson (1853-1932) was a Scottish astronomer best known for the discovery of two novae.
Jeremy Shears