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The Journal of the British Astronomical Association

For 131 years the Journal has published the observations and work of BAA members. It also contains many other articles and items of interest to all amateur astronomers. It is published six times a year, and sent free to all standard members of the Association. For subscription details for non-members, please contact the BAA office.

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2021 December
Volume 131, Number 6
The ghost mountains of Venus feature in the final paper by the late Richard Baum, alongside the 2021 BAA Christmas Quiz, and how to get involved in observing exoplanets
2021 October
Volume 131, Number 5
This icy issue explores astronomy from Antarctica and how to observe the ice giants, Uranus and Neptune, this autumn. Plus, the annual Report of Council
2021 August
Volume 131, Number 4
From a curious pair of novae and a planet that never was, to upheaval on Jupiter and rediscovering the joy in observing
2021 June
Volume 131, Number 3
A bumper issue featuring the first powered flight on Mars, the inside story of the Winchcombe meteorite recovery and open clusters for the summer months
2021 April
Volume 131, Number 2
The colourful life of optics pioneer David Sinden, how to image the early Universe without a telescope, and much more
2021 February
Volume 131, Number 1
With articles ranging from a Patagonian eclipse adventure to advice on dealing with dew, this is a bumper issue! Plus, the answers to our fiendish Christmas Quiz
2020 December
Volume 130, Number 6
Celebrating women in astronomy, Dr Mark Kidger's forecast for a well-known yet mysterious star, and the case of the vanishing nebula. Plus, try our challenging Quiz
2020 October
Volume 130, Number 5
Behind a special cover designed by space artist David Hardy is a packed issue, from observing Mars at opposition to getting involved with researching star formation


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