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The Journal of the British Astronomical Association, 2017 February

Volume 127, Number 1

In this issue we have the 2016 Presidential Address, and a fine historical paper about Eliot Merlin of Merlin Medal fame. And why not have a go at the ever-popular 'Messier Marathon'?

Contents

1
Front cover
2
Contents
3
Notes and News
3
From the President
Jeremy Shears
4
Solar Section update
Lyn Smith
4
BAA members offered use of the SHA Library
James Dawson
7
Richard McKim
8
Sandra Brantingham
8
Name change for the Saturn Section
Mike Foulkes
9
Reluctant recurrent nova in M31 finally revealed
David Boyd
9
South African visitor at Burlington House
Jeremy Shears
10
From the Journal archive
John Chuter
10
The Joy Griffiths Award for 2017
Bob Mizon
11
Andy Wilson
12
Jeremy Shears
23
Peter Meadows
25
Richard McKim
33
Jonathan Shanklin
42
David Boyd
48
Richard Miles
48
Observers' Forum
49
Callum Potter
50
David Arditti
51
Annual General Meeting, 2016 October 26
Hazel McGee
51
BAA Update
54
Letters
54
Ordinary Meeting, 2016 October 26
Hazel McGee
56
Ewen A. Whitaker, 1922-2016
Bill Leatherbarrow & Richard Baum
57
The BAA Spectroscopy Workshop, Newbury, 2016 October 28−30
David Boyd
58
Vinicio Barocas (1914-2016)
Denis Buczynski
59
BAA Trustees and Council, 2015-2016
59
The BAA Awards and Medals for 2017
Bill Tarver
60
Brian Mills
62
Notice board
65
Index to Volume 126 (2016)
R.A. Marriott