The Journal of the British Astronomical Association

Volume 108, No.3: 1998 June

List of Contents

On this page: Notes and News / Articles / Letters / Reviews / Meetings / BAA Update

Notes and News

Shadow bands recorded at February 26 eclipse / The total eclipse from Venezuela / Aurora Section / From the President / Bright fireball in southwest England, 1998 March 15 / The discovery of SN1998an / Solar Section / MERLIN's Ring / Cassini is 'go' - but Saturn has the blues


The 1997 Presidential Address: Amateur spectroscopy ... Maurice Gavin

The aurora 1996
... R. J. Livesey
The effect of Delta T on astronomical calculations ... Jean Meeus
Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake): The Great Comet of 1996 ... Nick James
The Gillingham magnetometer ... Tony Rickwood
Reports and pictures from the solar eclipse of 1998 February 26 ... Hazel McGee et al. (3pp, 6 illustrations, 5 in colour)

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


Read the letters here


Fire in the Sky: Comets and Meteors, the Decisive Centuries, in British Art and Science by Roberta J. M. Olson and Jay M. Pasachoff. Cambridge University Press, 1998. (Published with the support of Gresham College, London.) ISBN 0-521-630606. Pp. xiv + 369 (hbk).
reviewed by Julian Baum

The Observer's Year: 366 Nights of the Universe by Patrick Moore. Springer-Verlag, 1998. ISBN 3-540-76147-0. Pp xi + 368, 19.00, pbk.
reviewed by Alan Dowdell

Meeting reports

BAA Update

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