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Mercury and Venus Section

The most interesting themes of present work concern the building up of a database of CCD images of the planet Mercury, and the frequent imaging of the upper clouds of Venus in ultraviolet light. But systematic visual observations will always be relevant, and so the observer with a relatively small instrument can still contribute to the work of this BAA group. The Director will be pleased to offer help and advice to intending and current observers.

Section News

Two conjunctions of Venus and Jupiter
Richard McKim, 2015 Sep 25
BAA Article The transit of Venus, 2012 June 5–6
Richard McKim, 2012 Jun 05

Section Officers

DirectorDr Richard McKim Website managerDavid Arditti CommitteeRichard Baum, Paul Abel, K.W. Blaxall, Mario Frassati, Alan Heath, Bill Leatherbarrow