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Jeremy Shears

My main interest is variable stars - I look for outbursts of dwarf novae and conduct time-series CCD photometry when they go into outburst. I operate two video cameras to detect meteors - part of the NEMETODE network. I also regularly observe the Sun in H_alpha. I enjoy deep sky imaging and observing comets. Sometimes I simply like lying back in a deck chair and taking in the Milky Way with binoculars. When the weather is too bad for observing, I like to research the history of astronomy, especially some of the more interesting members of the BAA from years gone by.

It is my privilege to be the Vice President of the BAA, having served as President from 2015-2017. I am also the Association's Papers Secretary

Local society membership: Chester Astronomical Society

2016 Nov 13

13:18 UTC

Attended a bonfire night event yesterday where many families were present. As it was clear, I ended giving an impromptu sky tour. You never know when the opportunity will arise to engage the public in astronomy!

2016 Sep 11

19:52 UTC

The BAA Weekend took place at Dundee on Sept 9 to 11. A most enjoyable event. We were made welcome by Dundee AS. On the Sunday morning we visited the famous Mills Observatory

2016 Aug 3

15:20 UTC

Ray Taylor of the NEMETODE network ( reports two flashes picked up by his meteor videocams in Yorkshire last night (August 2 at 22.52 UT). Both my cameras picked up the same event. Several reports of a fireball having been seen appear on the Armagh Obsy fireball pages. Outside my field of view, though.


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