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Mars Section

The BAA Mars Section is the oldest body in the world for the collection and publication of observations of the Red Planet. It was founded in 1892 by E. Walter Maunder, the 'father' of the Association. Past Directors of the Section have included E.M. Antoniadi, W.H. Steavenson, B.M. Peek and R.L. Waterfield. The present Director has been responsible for the collection and analysis of all observational work since the apparition of 1979-80.

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DirectorDr Richard McKim Website manager