Historic and Members Documents

Our Relationship with Space by Chris Lee

Chris Lee wrote the article “Time to Change Our Relationship with Space” for the online magazine ROOM The Space Journal. Their website can be viewed with the following link: Room, The Space Journal  

The Lunar Observations of John Pedlar

This document contains some of the lunar drawings of Jon Pedlar, a past member who joined the Society in the mid 1950’s and Chairman of the Society in the late 1980’s. John was also served as Assistant Directory of the BAA Lunar Section.

Great Telescopum

At the beginning of the 1970’s the Society embarked on an ambitious project to build the Failand Observatory. Whilst digging out the foundations for the observatory, it was claimed that some ancient scrolls were discovered. These were translated from old Brigstowelian by Alan Quirk and were published in the Societies Skywatch magazine over several issues. […]

The Star of Bethlehem

This is a paper first published in the Journal of the British Astronomical Association in 2004, written by BAS Member Rod Jenkins. He gives possible explanations for what the Star of Bethlehem might have been based on astronomical and astrological events which occurred around the time of the birth of Jesus Christ.

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