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The Journal of the British Astronomical Association, 2019 August

Volume 129, Number 4

A paper on the colourful life of BAA Variable Star Section Director John Glasby gives historical context to updates on cutting-edge research by the Section. Also: insights into Solar Cycle 24, an interview with the Astronomer Royal for Scotland and our first equipment review.

Contents

191
Notes and News
191
From the President
Callum Potter
191
Networks reach major milestone for video meteor capture over British Isles
Steve Bosley
193
Paul Abel
194
Solar Section
Lyn Smith
196
Spacecraft exploration of Mars: an update
Richard McKim
197
Activity 2019 April 29 – June 29
Sandra Brantingham
198
Andy Sawers
200
Starlink: a new threat to observational astronomy?
Bob Mizon
201
Astronomy from a balcony
David Arditti
202
FROM THE JOURNAL ARCHIVE
John Chuter
203
Martin Mobberley
216
David Boyd
222
Peter Meadows, Lyn Smith & John Cook
232
Jeremy Shears
235
Letters
235
FROM THE BAA ARCHIVES
John Chuter
236
Open Season on Corona Australis & its variable nebula
Nick Hewitt
237
Stewart Moore
238
Reviewed by Andy Sawers
239
Peter Anderson
239
Asteroid honour for Raffaello Lena
Philip Jennings
240
Ann Davies
242
Meetings
Bill Tarver, Hazel Collett, Jeremy Shears,
244
Brian Mills