Formed in 1890, the British Astronomical Association has an international reputation for the quality of its observational and scientific work. Membership is open to all persons interested in astronomy.
The Journal (six issues per year) includes reports of meetings, members' papers, reports from the observing sections, occasional notes, news, special articles, letters and reviews of new books.
The annual Handbook is an almanac, which gives all data necessary for observational work. Some ephemeris information is available online.
The e-bulletins give immediate notice by email of discoveries, astronomical news and BAA meetings, to all Members who request them. You can subscribe to the e-bulletins by sending an email to stating your name, address, and membership number.
A number of other publications are available for purchase (see the Sales page). These include starcharts, posters and various specialised booklets. Most Sections issue individual Newsletters/Bulletins covering particular fields of interest. In some cases there may be a small extra charge for these. In addition, many Sections provide information sheets on specific topics, such as designs of electronic circuits, observational equipment and techniques.