The Journal of the British Astronomical Association

Volume 108, No.5: 1998 October

List of Contents

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

Notes and News

(Woodcut of the constellation Leo by Albrecht Durer, 1515)

Good autumn prospects for meteor observers / From the President / Iridium satellite predictions (errata) / Aurora Section / Brian Manning breaks Hind's asteroid record / Solar Section / Mars 1996-97: a final Interim Report / The BAA Council, 1997-1998


A classification of auroral types ... D. A. R. Simmons

Light pollution and the law: what can you do? ... Penny Jewkes
White clouds on Io? ... John H. Rogers
Short paper: An inexpensive focusing mount ... Arthur Missira
Historical note: Enigmatic bright objects near the Sun ... Richard Baum
Report of the Council and Accounts for the session 1997-1998

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


Read the letters here


Norton's Star Atlas and Reference Handbook (19th Edition), by Ian Ridpath (Ed.) Longman, 1998. ISBN 0-582-31283-3 (hbk), 0-582-35655-5 (pbk.) Pp. xii + 180, 25.00/17.99.)
reviewed by Jacqueline Mitton

The RGO Guide to the 1999 Total Eclipse of the Sun, by Steve Bell. Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1997. ISBN 0-905-087-03-8. Pp 28 + 4 colour plates, 5.99 (pbk.)
and The Sun in Eclipse, by Michael Maunder and Patrick Moore. Springer-Verlag, 1998. ISBN 3-540-76146-2. Pp viii + 211, 19.00 (pbk.)
reviewed by Hazel McGee

Meeting reports

BAA Update

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