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The Journal of the British Astronomical Association, 2014 June

Volume 124, Number 3

Mars, glorious Mars! Observe the red planet in the summer sky . Log in or join the BAA today to view this journal online. A full list of contents is also available. Selected highlights from this Journal:

Refereed Papers

Noctilucent cloud over Britain and Western Europe, 2011−2012
A report of the Aurora Section.
Ken Kennedy
Henry Beighton and astronomy in the Ladies’ Diary
Henry Beighton, FRS (1687−1743) was a polymath who played an important role in the early days of the Industrial Revolution.
Mike Frost
Measurement of double stars
This short paper reports measurements of double stars made by BAA members, and aims to encourage double star observing by briefly describing the main observational ways of carrying out these measurements.
John McCue
Saturn in 1994−’95
BAA observations from 1994 April to 1995 January are reviewed.
Richard McKim
Latitude dependency of the maximum duration of a total solar eclipse
What is the maximum duration of a total solar eclipse as a function of the latitude?
Jens Buus
Arthur Neville Brown: schoolmaster and variable star observer
Arthur Neville Brown, MA, FRAS (1864−1934) was a prolific variable star observer and served for many years as Secretary of the BAA Variable Star Section.
Jeremy Shears