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BASIL October 2023

The front cover of BASIL shows BAS members attending a lecture given on 5 Sep 2023 at Bristol University by J.M. van der Hulst, Professor in Radio Astronomy at the University of Groningen, on the subject of:  “Impact of the advances in radio astronomy on science and society”. The lecture included an update on latest […]

BASIL September 2023

The Society received the very sad news in the last few weeks that two of our Vice-Presidents have passed away, Professor Mark Birkinshaw and our longest serving member Maurice Brain. The front cover of September’s BASIL contains a message from the BAS Chair, Fiona Lambert, and tributes to Mark and Maurice are given on pages […]

BASIL October 2022

The front cover of BASIL shows an image of the Great Cygnus Wall, by BAS member Chris Lee. Predicted solar activity, solar cycle progression, planetary observing notes, finder charts and rise / set times are reported for October. Solar activity continues to increase with enhanced activity forecast due to Coronal Hole High Speed Streams (CH […]

BASIL September 2022

The front cover of BASIL shows last month’s solar observing at Troopers Hill. Predicted solar activity, solar cycle progression, planetary observing notes, finder charts and rise / set times are reported for September. Constellation of the month is Pegasus, which is well placed for observing Messier 15 – a magnificent globular cluster. Visible transits of […]

BASIL Oct 2021

Observing sessions and star parties will be restarting from October – see the monthly calendar for more details. October is a good month to observe Jupiter, the planetary surface features and moons. There are two asteroid occultations in October – Asteroid (165) Loreley and Asteroid (2) Pallas (information provided by Nigel Wakefield). Visible passes of […]

BASIL Sep 2021

Solar cycle progression data continues to show a spike in sunspot numbers over the last few months – predicted numbers are given for the next 12 months, as solar activity is forecast to slowly increase. September is a good month to observe Jupiter and the Great Red Spot – see the monthly planetary observing notes. […]

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