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Tuesday, 8 November 2016

[BAA-ebulletin 00944] Showcasing your observations on the BAA website

BAA electronic bulletin

In recent months, the BAA's Website Operations Team has been looking
for ways to build a greater sense of online community within the
Association. After a busy summer's work, we are excited to announce
the launch of "BAA Member Pages"

These are the latest addition to the Community section of the
Association's website and allow you to upload and showcase your
observations. Whether you observe with the naked eye, or using
equipment, this is a place where you can share your work with others.
You can put up anything that relates to your enjoyment of astronomy -
from historical photographs to images of your own equipment; sketches
of Mars to light curves of variable stars. You can even add a few
lines of text to narrate a specific observation, or a summary of a
whole observing session. All we ask is that you don't upload other
people's work without their permission.

We want to encourage all members to feel part of the BAA community,
whatever their experience level. So, whether you are just starting
out, or have been observing for a life-time, please do share your
work. Once you've uploaded your observations, you can share links to
them on your own website or blog, or on Facebook or Twitter.

It is very easy to start uploading your observations: simply visit
<> and click on "Upload image" or "Quick
post". You will need to be logged into the website to create and
update your members page. If you are already a BAA member but do not
have a BAA website account, you can register here:
<>. You will find your membership
number alongside your name on the address sheet of the Journal, or
otherwise please contact the BAA Office for assistance. If you have
any questions about the process the Website News and Help section of
our online forum is a good place to find help.

BAA Member Pages are accessible to anyone else who visits the BAA's
website, not just to BAA members. We therefore suggest that you do not
reveal personal information on your profile, such as your exact
location or personal contact details.

We still request members to submit observations to the relevant BAA
Section Directors, to ensure that they can be properly analysed and
archived. Each member will have a finite amount of space for their
Member Page – currently set at 200MB – and we have also adopted a
limit of 2MB per upload which mirrors that on the BAA's Forum. Members
will be permitted to upload 10 observations per day in the first

The BAA's website is still evolving and we would value your feedback
on the services we provide. The Website News and Help area of our
online forum is a good place to share your thoughts or to ask

We look forward to seeing your observations, and to seeing and sharing
the great work which is being undertaken by the BAA community.

James Dawson, on behalf of the BAA Website Operations Team
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(c) 2016 British Astronomical Association

Good Clear Skies
Colin James Watling
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Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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