The BAA has been supporting amateur astronomers since 1890, and has an international reputation for the quality of its scientific work. Its objectives include the encouragement of all aspects of observational astronomy and the promotion of a general interest in astronomy for beginners as well as for the more advanced. This year’s Exhibition will take place on

 

Saturday

 

24 June 2017

 

10.00 am to 5.00 pm

 

National Museum of Scotland

 

Edinburgh

 

Organiser: Lorraine Crook

 

E-mail: lorrainedewootton@outlook.com

 

Mobile: 07931 462596

 

A free event – open to everyone

 

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Solar Section

 

 

 

Lunar Section

 

 

Mercury and Venus

Section

 

 

Mars Section

 

 

Asteroids and Remote

Planets Section

 

 

Jupiter Section

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturn Section

 

 

 

Comet Section

 

 

Meteor Section

 

 

Aurora Section

 

 

Variable Star Section

 

 

Deep Sky Section

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instruments and

Imaging Section

 

 

Historical Section

 

 

Computing Section

 

 

Radio Astronomy Group

 

 

Commission for

Dark Skies

 

 

Sales and Promotions

 

 

Section Directors and colleagues will be available for consultation and conversation

 

Short grouped talks summarising the objectives and work of the Association will be presented at the following times

 

 

11.00 am

 

Mercury and Venus Section

Mars Section

Jupiter Section

Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune Section

Asteroids and Remote Planets Section

12.00 noon

 

Solar Section

Lunar Section

Meteor Section

Comet Section

1.00 pm

 

Instruments and Imaging Section

Historical Section

Aurora and Noctilucent Cloud Section

Deep Sky Section

3.30 pm

 

Variable Star Section

Radio Astronomy Group

Commission for Dark Skies

 

(Maximum 30 minutes for each group)

 

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GUEST SPEAKER

 

At 2.00 pm a lecture will be presented by

 

Professor Ian Robson

 

 

Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

 

The Changing Scene of Astronomy

 

Ian Robson’s website

 

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LOCATION

 

National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF

 

 

  

 

 

Entrance

 

 

Turn right and bear left

 

 

Up the stairs ...

 

 

 

... to the Grand Gallery

 

 

Turn left

 

 

... past the Millennium Clock ...

 

 

... through the Discoveries gallery ...

 

 

... to the South Hall (Exhibition area) ...

 

 

... and the auditorium

 

 

The museum incorporates numerous galleries on several levels

 

The Grand Gallery is modelled on Joseph Paxton’s Crystal Palace designed for the Great Exhibition of 1851

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

Museum Map (PDF)

 

 

Museum website

 

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EXHIBITION 2015 IN CARDIFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REPORT

 

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EXHIBITION 2013 IN MANCHESTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REPORT

 

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