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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (April 17, 2017)

We have prepared the following
new chart for our homepage:
C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy):-a 9x12
degrees chart for the
period 19 - 26 April 2017
This new chart is now available
in the charts section of our
mainpage at: 
http://www.shopplaza.nl/astro
Reinder Bouma/Edwin van Dijk

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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
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Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
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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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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/

Friday, 14 April 2017

[BAA-ebulletin 00973] Still some places for the Spring meeting in April - please book now

BAA electronic bulletin

Dear All

We still have some places for the Spring One Day Meeting on Saturday 2017
April 29 in Eastbourne.

If you are planning to come but have not booked yet, please book now as the
closing date is 20th April, *we will not be taking any bookings after this
date*.

The meeting is being held in The Birley Centre, Eastbourne, Essex, CM1 7ER.

Doors Open at 10:00 and the meeting will close at 18:00

*The theme of this meeting: -*

Planets in our solar system and beyond.

Talks will cover current and future planetary missions and how amateurs can
contribute, either by making observations from the ground or by analyzing
and processing data released into the public domain.

*Speakers will included: -*

Dr John Rogers – "Jupiter and the Juno mission"

Mr Michael Foulkes – "Amateur observations of Saturn"

Prof David Rothery – "Mercury: new insights into the Sun's closest planet"

Dr Guillem Anglada Escude – 'Proxima b, planets around red dwarfs and the
search for life beyond the Solar System'

Dr Eamonn Kerins – Exoplanet science in the era of many worlds

*Costs: -*

The cost tea & coffee for registration, lunchtime and afternoon tea £2.00
for BAA/EAS and affiliated society members, £4.00 for non-members and
accompanied children under 16. An optional buffet lunch is available for
£8.00 if booked in advance. Bookings can be made online or using the form
overleaf. We are advised by the local group that it is a good 10 minutes
into town where there are a number of cafes and sandwich places.

*Booking and for more information: -*

You can find more details on the BAA website www.britastro.org/
eastbourne2017 and will be available from the BAA office. Bookings can be
made on line via this link or you can book via post using the booking form
sent with your journal or via the office.

I am looking forward to seeing you there.

--
*Hazel Collett*
*Meetings Secretary For the British Astronomical Association*
*Burlington House*
*Piccadilly*
*London*
*W1J 0DU*
*Tel: 07944 751277*

*Registered Charity No. 210769*

BAA-ebulletin mailing list visit:
http://lists.britastro.org/mailman/listinfo/baa-ebulletin
(c) 2017 British Astronomical Association

http://www.britastro.org/

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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
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Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
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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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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (April 11, 2017)

We have prepared the following new charts for our homepage:
41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak: - a 12x16 degrees
chart for the period 13 - 23 April
2017  - a 9x12 degrees chart
for the period 23 April - 1 May 2017
C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS):- two 9x12 degrees
charts for the period 12 April-1 May 2017 
C/2015 V2 (Johnson): - a 6x8 degrees chart
for the period 20 April - 9 May 2017
These new charts are now available in
the charts section of our  mainpage at: 
http://www.shopplaza.nl/astro 
Reinder Bouma/Edwin van Dijk  

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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
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Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
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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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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

[BAA-ebulletin 00971] Part-time opportunity in the BAA Office.

BAA electronic bulletin

BAA Systems Administrator and Web Content Editor.

We are seeking a self-motivated individual with excellent ITskills to support our existing Office operations, with a particular focus on maintainingour IT systems and our online presence.

This part-time role (nominally 1.5 days per week) will suitsomeone who is both technical and creative. Key aspects of the role includemaintaining the Office computers and assisting the Office staff with IT mattersrelating to the BAA membership database, finance systems and electronic paymentvehicles. The person will also prepare material to promote the benefits of BAAmembership, especially digital publicity. As Web Content Editor, the personwill be responsible for editing and uploading content to the BAA website,including posting articles prepared by Officers, Section Directors and othermembers.

The successful candidate must be familiar with a range of ITsystems, environments and solutions, including maintaining websites andinterfaces between different IT systems, and demonstrate an ability to maintainan online presence using common IT toolsets. An understanding of the aims andobjectives of the BAA and a demonstrated interest in astronomy, particularlyits promotion to the scientifically interested public, is essential.

To apply

Full details of the position and how to apply can beobtained from the BAA Business Secretary, Bill Tarver, at williamtarver@yahoo.co.uk.Applications must arrive before midnight UK time on Friday, 2017 April 14.

BAA-ebulletin mailing list visit:
http://lists.britastro.org/mailman/listinfo/baa-ebulletin
(c) 2017 British Astronomical Association    http://www.britastro.org/

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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
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Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
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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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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/

[BAA-ebulletin 00972] BAA Autumn Weekend Meeting - Friday 8th – Sunday 10th September 2017

BAA electronic bulletin

Full details for the Chester Autumn Weekend meeting are now on the BAA web
page  *www.britastro.org/chester2017
<http://www.britastro.org/chester2017> *

**** Closing date for booking is 21st August 2016 ****

******If you are planning to come and need to stay, please book your
accommodation ASAP because hotels may be full.*****

*Venue: - *The King's School, Wrexham Rd, Chester, CH4 7QL

*Theme: - *"Stars: Life and death of the Universe"

*Speakers include: -*

*Friday: - *Lyndsay Fletcher - "Living with a Star"

*Saturday: - *

Professor Paul A Crowther - "Birth, life and death of massive stars"

Professor Nate Bastian - "Stellar clusters and stellar populations"
Dr Jacco van Loon - "Stellar Ecology"
Professor Bill Chaplin - "Sounding stars and the search for other worlds in
our Galaxy"
Dr Matt Darnley - Novae: (Brief) new life after stellar death

*Costs: - *for Friday and Saturday: -

Friday evening refreshments only BAA Members, Host AS, BAA Affiliated
Societies & under 16's £1.00 Non-Members £1.50.

Refreshments on Saturday *excluding* lunch BAA Members, Host AS, BAA
Affiliated Societies & under 16's £2.50 & Non-Members £3.00.

Refreshments on Saturday *including* a cold buffet lunch BAA Members, Host
AS, BAA Affiliated Societies & under 16's £11.00 per person. Non-BAA
Members, £15.00 per person,

*Sunday *Morning Visit (10:00 - 13:00)

We will be visiting The OpTIC Centre in St. Asaph (LL17 0JD) where we will
have a short introduction by Prof Paul Rees and a tour the factory where
they polish large mirrors for terrestrial and space telescope.

*Costs: -* for Sunday visit to The OpTIC Centre which includes refreshments
Members £2.00 & Non-Members £2.50

We have also arranged for a return Coach Journey for those without
transport to The OpTIC Centre at £12.00 per person from Chester to St
Asaph.

Depart Chester Station 09.00 return at 13.00 approx.

You can book directly on-line *www.britastro.org/chester2017
<http://www.britastro.org/chester2017>*  or print of a form to send to the
BAA office .


A further reminder with the booking form will be in the June Journal

Looking forward to seeing you there.

*-- *

*Hazel CollettMeetings Secretary For the British Astronomical
AssociationBurlington HousePiccadillyLondonW1J 0DUTel: 07944 751277*
 Registered Charity No. 210769

BAA-ebulletin mailing list visit:
http://lists.britastro.org/mailman/listinfo/baa-ebulletin
(c) 2017 British Astronomical Association    http://www.britastro.org/

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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
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Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
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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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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/

Monday, 3 April 2017

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (March 23, 2017)

We have prepared the following new charts for our homepage:
2P/Encke: - a 3.0x4.0 degrees chart for the period 24 March - 21 April 2017
 
C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS): - three 4.5x6.0 degrees charts for the period
 
25 March - 9 April 2017    These new charts are now available in the charts

section of our  mainpage at: http://www.shopplaza.nl/astro 
 
Reinder Bouma/Edwin van Dijk ess>.

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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
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Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
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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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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (March 30, 2017)

We have prepared the following new chart for our homepage:
41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak:- a 12x16 degrees chart for the period:
 
30 March - 7 April 2017
  
This new chart is now available in the charts section of our  mainpage at:  
http://www.shopplaza.nl/astro 
 
Reinder Bouma/Edwin van Dijkress>.  

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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
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Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
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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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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/

[BAA-ebulletin 00970] April BAA Journal now available on the website

BAA electronic bulletin

April BAA Journal now available on the website

Dear members

I am pleased to advise that the 2017 April Journal is now available for viewing on the BAA website at www.britastro.org/jbaa2017apr. To read the complete articles, or to download a PDF of the whole Journal, you must log in as a member (top right of screen).  If you haven't yet registered for full online access (or have forgotten your sign-in details) click on 'Register for online access' and enter your details there.

Best wishes to all

Hazel McGee
Journal Editor
2017 March 31

BAA-ebulletin mailing list visit:
http://lists.britastro.org/mailman/listinfo/baa-ebulletin
(c) 2017 British Astronomical Association    http://www.britastro.org/

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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
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Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
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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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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/