An Introduction to the Mars Section

Welcome to the BAA Mars Section, which is the oldest body in the world for the collection and publication of observations of the Red Planet. It was founded in 1892 by E. Walter Maunder, the ‘father’ of the Association. On this site you will find the BAA’s observational programme for Mars, and information about how to observe the current apparition. The website also contains several reference maps of Mars, a detailed list of Section publications and many downloadable past reports of the Section. This website is maintained by the Director, Dr Richard McKim, to whom observations and enquiries should be sent. (Text and images on this site are the copyright of their originators, and should not be reproduced without prior permission.)

Good observing!

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