The Journal of the British Astronomical Association

Volume 109, No.5: 1999 October

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Notes and News

Three views of totality on 1999 August 11. Top: St Michael's Mount, Marazion, Cornwall (Mary Chibnall); left: Prominences at third contact through cloud at Goonhavern, Perranporth, Cornwall (Glyn Marsh & Denis Buczynski); right: Full corona at Kaliakara, Bulgaria (Grant Privett).

Eclipse observations from Truro School - a preliminary report / 'Everyone was walking around with a permanent smile': Notes from the path of totality, 1999 August 11 / From the President / Rosetta: a scientific keystone / Be ready for the Leonids this November / Officers and Council, 1998-1999

A digitally processed composite of 12 exposures of totality on 1999 August 11. H.J.P. Arnold, at Sivas, Turkey.


The Leonid meteor shower 1981-1997: the rise towards 1998/'99 ... N. M. Bone & S. J. Evans
The building of Fossil Light - a 46cm lightweight Dobsonian reflector ... Martin Lewis
Neptune 1989-1997 ... Andrew J. Hollis
Lunar limb corrections for total solar eclipses ... John Eric Jones
Report of the Council for the session 1998 August 1 to 1999 July 31 (15 pp)

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Mapping and naming the Moon - a history of lunar cartography and nomenclature by Ewen A. Whitaker. Cambridge University Press, 1999. ISBN 0-521-62248-4. Pp xix + 242, 37.50 (hbk).
reviewed by Patrick Moore

Measuring the Universe: The Cosmological Distance Ladder. by Stephen Webb Springer-Praxis, 1999. ISBN 1-85233-106-2. Pp xvi + 342, 24.50 (pbk).
reviewed by Roger O'Brien

Meeting reports

BAA Update

  • Meeting of the Instruments and Imaging Section, 1999 May 15

    Michael Finney assembles and demonstrates his home-made 'cooking stove telescope'. Photo: Maurice Gavin.

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