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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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2017 August
Volume 127, Number 4
A bumper issue with five fine observational papers presenting the work of BAA members worldwide; Damian Peach shows how to capture the galaxy’s most remote and obscure globular clusters, and Mike Kretlow from IOTA-ES describes a stellar occultation by Triton in October, observable from the UK, Europe and the eastern USA
2017 June
Volume 127, Number 3
Four comets observed from Winchester, full details of the 2009 SEB fade on Jupiter, and a historical note from one of our oldest members...
2017 April
Volume 127, Number 2
Amateurs observe a bright spot on Neptune, and BAA observations of Venus & Saturn. And how to see the 2017 solar eclipse from the British Isles! (but only just)...
2017 February
Volume 127, Number 1
In this issue we have the 2016 Presidential Address, and a fine historical paper about Eliot Merlin of Merlin Medal fame. And why not have a go at the ever-popular 'Messier Marathon'?
2016 December
Volume 126, Number 6
Next year’s comets, the final resting place of Rosetta, a Europe-wide occultations symposium, a remarkable and ingenious historical telescope... this could be the most varied issue of the Journal yet..
2016 October
Volume 126, Number 5
A preliminary report on the 2016 Perseid meteor shower shows the predicted enhanced activity was seen by many observers in the UK on the night of August 11/12
2016 August
Volume 126, Number 4
Some good news from Antarctica, and how amateur observers can contribute to NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter
2016 June
Volume 126, Number 3
Two superb pieces of historical research, and some state-of-the-art amateur observations which are helping the professionals tease out the mysteries of some of the sky's most enigmatic objects


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