The Journal of the British Astronomical Association: Volume 110, No.3: 2000 June

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A 'polar cyclone' imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope on 1999 April 27. South is up. Mare Acidalium is central in the N. hemisphere, and the event (marked by an arrow) is north following it. The 'hole' in the centre of this white cloud, showing the ground beneath, was below the resolution of Earth-based telescopes.[Image courtesy STScI/NASA]

Notes and News

Mars Section: The opposition of Mars, 1999 / Flares are out / From the President: Responding to change in the new century / Aurora Section


The strange behaviour of Torricelli 'B'... Marie C. Cook

Uranus 1987-1997 ... Andrew J. Hollis

Quasars - powerhouses at the edge of time ... Maurice Gavin

Further investigations of R Aquilę ... J. Greaves & J. J. Howarth

Clear sky detection with a compensation pyrgeometer ... Patrick Miles

The vetting of possible astronomical discoveries ... Guy Hurst

(Copies of any of these articles may be ordered from the BAA office.)


Starlight Nights: The Adventures of a Star-gazer by Leslie C. Peltier. Sky Publishing Corporation, 1999. ISBN 0-933346-94-8. Pp xv+240, $19.95 (pbk).
reviewed by Michael Hendrie

Life on Other Worlds and How to Find It by Stuart Clark. Springer-Praxis, 2000. ISBN 1-85233-097-X. Pp. xvi + 179, £16.95 (hbk).
reviewed by Jacqueline Mitton

Great Comets by Robert Burnham. Cambridge University Press, 2000. ISBN 0-521-64600-6. Pp ix + 228, £14.95.
reviewed by Martin Mobberley


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Meeting reports

BAA Update

Observers' Forum

The aurora display of April 6/7 by John H. Rogers

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