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British Astronomical Association

Index British Astronomical Association

The British Astronomical Association (BAA) was formed in 1890 as a national body to support the UK's amateur astronomers. [1]

117 relations: A. David Thackeray, A. Grace Cook, Agnes Giberne, Agnes Mary Clerke, Alan Hunter (astronomer), Albert F. A. L. Jones, Alex James (musician), Alice Everett, Aloysius Cortie, Andrew Claude de la Cherois Crommelin, Andrew Graham (astronomer), Annie Russell Maunder, Arthur Butler Phillips Mee, Arthur Matthew Weld Downing, Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers, Astronomical Society of Glasgow, Athlone, BAA, Basil Brown, Bertrand Meigh Peek, Brian G. Marsden, Charles Edward Barns, Charles Thomas Whitmell, Chi Cygni, Colin Ronan, Coma Berenices, Commission for Dark Skies, Donald Sadler, E. M. Antoniadi, Edward Arthur Milne, Edward Knobel, Edward Pigot, Edward Walter Maunder, Edwin Holmes (astronomer), Elisabeth Bardwell, Elizabeth Brown (astronomer), Ethel Bellamy, Ewen Whitaker, Farm Cove Observatory, Félix de Roy, Fiammetta Wilson, Frederick James Hargreaves, George Alcock, George Frederick Chambers, George Handley Knibbs, George Mitchell Seabroke, Gertrude Bacon, Gil Hayward, Guy Reiss, Hampstead Scientific Society, ..., Heather Couper, Hector Macpherson (astronomer), Hugh Percy Wilkins, Hugh Walters (author), James Catts, James Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford, John Ellard Gore, John Evershed, John Tebbutt, John Wall (inventor), Jon Shanklin, Journal of the British Astronomical Association, Judson B. Coit, Leslie Comrie, List of astronomical societies, Manchester Astronomical Society, Mark Armstrong (astronomer), Martin Mobberley, Martin Stanislaus Brennan, Mary Acworth Evershed, Mary E. Byrd, Meanings of minor planet names: 3001–4000, Meanings of minor planet names: 4001–5000, Meanings of minor planet names: 7001–8000, Meanings of minor planet names: 8001–9000, Mills Observatory, Milwaukee Astronomical Society, Nathaniel Everett Green, National Astronomy Week, National Australian Convention of Amateur Astronomers, Nigel Henbest, P. Devadas, Patrick Moore, Paul G. Abel, Percy B. Molesworth, Perth Observatory, Piccadilly, Reginald Lawson Waterfield, Rings of Saturn, Robert Simpson (composer), Rosina Dafter, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Security lighting, Society for Popular Astronomy, South Downs Planetarium & Science Centre, T. E. R. Phillips, The English Mechanic and World of Science, Thomas Gwyn Elger, Thomas Logie MacDonald, Thomas Thorp (scientific instrument manufacturer), Tom Boles, Transient lunar phenomenon, UU Aurigae, W Cephei, Walter Goodacre, Will Hay, William Edward Wilson (astronomer), William Frederick Archdall Ellison, William Frederick Denning, William Herbert Steavenson, William Maw, William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse, William Sadler Franks, William Stanley (inventor), 1299 Mertona, 7 Arietis, 7648 Tomboles. Expand index (67 more) »

A. David Thackeray

Andrew David Thackeray (19 June 1910 – 21 February 1978), was an astronomer trained at Cambridge University.

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A. Grace Cook

Alice Grace Cook (18 February 1877 - 27 May 1958), known as Grace Cook or A. Grace Cook was a British astronomer.

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Agnes Giberne

Agnes Giberne (19 November 1845 in Belgaum, India – 20 August 1939 in Eastbourne, England) was a prolific British author who wrote fiction with moral or religious themes for children and also books on astronomy for young people.

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Agnes Mary Clerke

Agnes Mary Clerke (10 February 1842 – 20 January 1907) was an astronomer and writer, mainly in the field of astronomy.

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Alan Hunter (astronomer)

Alan Hunter CBE (9 September 1912 East Ham, London – 11 December 1995) was an English astronomer who spent his career at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, serving as Director between 1973 and 1975.

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Albert F. A. L. Jones

Albert Francis Arthur Lofley Jones (9 August 1920 – 11 September 2013) was a New Zealand amateur astronomer, and a prolific variable star and comet observer, a member of the Variable Star Section and the Comet Section of the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand.

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Alex James (musician)

Steven Alexander James FRSA (born 21 November 1968) is an English musician and songwriter, as well as a journalist and cheesemaker.

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Alice Everett

Alice Everett (15 May 1865 – 29 July 1949) was a British astronomer and engineer who grew up in Ireland.

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Aloysius Cortie

Aloysius Laurence Cortie (1859–1925) was an English Jesuit astronomer.

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Andrew Claude de la Cherois Crommelin

Andrew Claude de la Cherois Crommelin (6 February 1865 – 20 September 1939) was an astronomer of French and Huguenot descent who was born in Cushendun, County Antrim, Ireland.

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Andrew Graham (astronomer)

Andrew Graham (8 April 1815 – 5 November 1908), born in Irvinestown County Fermanagh, Ireland, was an Irish astronomer, orbit computer and discoverer of the asteroid 9 Metis.

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Annie Russell Maunder

Annie Russell Maunder (14 April 1868 – 15 September 1947) was a Northern Irish astronomer and mathematician.

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Arthur Butler Phillips Mee

Arthur Butler Phillips Mee (born Aberdeen, 21 October 1860–died Llanishen, 15 January 1926) was a Scottish-born newspaper journalist, editor and notable amateur astronomer.

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Arthur Matthew Weld Downing

Arthur Matthew Weld Downing FRAS (13 April 1850 – 8 December 1917) was an Irish mathematician and astronomer.

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Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers

The Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers (ALPO or A.L.P.O.) is an international scientific and educational organization established in March, 1947 in the United States by Walter H. Haas, and later incorporated in 1990.

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Astronomical Society of Glasgow

The Astronomical Society of Glasgow (ASG) was founded in 1954 in Glasgow, Scotland, by amateur astronomers and is dedicated to promoting an interest in Astronomy.

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Athlone

Athlone is a town on the River Shannon near the southern shore of Lough Ree in Ireland.

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BAA

BAA or Baa may refer to.

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Basil Brown

Basil John Wait Brown (22 January 1888 – 12 March 1977) was a self-taught archaeologist and astronomer who in 1939 discovered and excavated a 7th-century Anglo-Saxon ship burial at Sutton Hoo in "one of the most important archaeological discoveries of all time".

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Bertrand Meigh Peek

Bertrand Meigh Peek M.A. FRAS (1891 – 1965) was a British astronomer.

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Brian G. Marsden

Brian Geoffrey Marsden (5 August 1937 – 18 November 2010) was an English astronomer and the longtime director of the Minor Planet Center (MPC) at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (director emeritus from 2006 to 2010).

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Charles Edward Barns

Charles Edward Barns (July 23, 1862 – May 24, 1937) was an American writer, journalist, astronomer, theater impresario, and publisher.

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Charles Thomas Whitmell

Charles Thomas Whitmell (10 July 1849 – 10 December 1919) was an English astronomer, mathematician and educationalist.

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Chi Cygni

Chi Cygni (χ Cyg, χ Cygni) is a variable star of the Mira type in the constellation Cygnus, and also an S-type star.

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Colin Ronan

Colin A. Ronan FRAS (London, 4 June 1920 – 1 June 1995) was a British author and specialist in the history and philosophy of science.

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Coma Berenices

Coma Berenices is an ancient asterism in the northern sky which has been defined as one of the 88 modern constellations.

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Commission for Dark Skies

The Commission for Dark Skies (CfDS) (formerly the Campaign for Dark Skies; the name was changed on March 29, 2015) is the United Kingdom's largest anti-light-pollution campaign group forming part of the international dark-sky movement.

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Donald Sadler

Donald Harry Sadler (1908–1987) was an English astronomer and mathematician who developed an international reputation for his work in preparing astronomical and navigational almanacs.

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E. M. Antoniadi

Eugène Michel Antoniadi (1 March 1870 – 10 February 1944) was a Greek astronomer.

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Edward Arthur Milne

Edward Arthur Milne FRS (14 February 1896 – 21 September 1950) was a British astrophysicist and mathematician.

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Edward Knobel

Edward Ball Knobel (21 October 1841 – 25 July 1930) was an English businessman and amateur astronomer.

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Edward Pigot

Edward Francis Pigot (18 September 1858 – 22 May 1929) was an Irish-born Australian Jesuit priest, seismologist and astronomer.

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Edward Walter Maunder

(Edward) Walter Maunder (12 April 1851 – 21 March 1928) was a British astronomer best remembered for his study of sunspots and the solar magnetic cycle that led to his identification of the period from 1645 to 1715 that is now known as the Maunder Minimum.

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Edwin Holmes (astronomer)

Edwin Alfred Holmes (1839–1919) was an English amateur astronomer who is best remembered as the discoverer of Comet 17P/Holmes.

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Elisabeth Bardwell

Elisabeth Miller Bardwell (December 4, 1831 in Colrain, Massachusetts – May 27, 1899 in Greefield, Massachusetts) was an American astronomer.

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Elizabeth Brown (astronomer)

Elizabeth Brown (6 August 1830 – 5 March 1899) was a British astronomer who specialized in solar observation, especially sunspots and solar eclipses.

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Ethel Bellamy

Ethel Frances Butwell Bellamy (17 November 1881 – 7 December 1960) was an English astronomical computer and seismologist.

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Ewen Whitaker

Ewen Adair Whitaker (22 June 1922 – 11 October 2016) was a British-born astronomer who specialized in lunar studies.

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Farm Cove Observatory

Farm Cove Observatory (FCO) is an amateur astronomical observatory in Pakuranga, Auckland, New Zealand, where Jennie McCormick discovered the main-belt asteroid 386622 New Zealand in September 2009.

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Félix de Roy

Félix de Roy (25 July 1883 – 15 May 1942) was a Belgian astronomer, born in Antwerp.

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Fiammetta Wilson

Fiammetta Wilson (19 July 1864 – 21 July 1920) was a British astronomer elected a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1916.

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Frederick James Hargreaves

Frederick James Hargreaves (10 February 1891 – 4 September 1970) was a British astronomer and optician.

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George Alcock

George Eric Deacon Alcock, MBE (28 August 1912 Peterborough, Northamptonshire– 15 December 2000) was an English astronomer.

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George Frederick Chambers

George Frederick Chambers (1841–1915) was a barrister, amateur astronomer and author, who wrote a number of popular books about science.

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George Handley Knibbs

Sir George Handley "The Knibb" Knibbs CMG (13 June 1858 – 30 March 1929)Bambrick, S. ''.

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George Mitchell Seabroke

George Mitchell Seabroke FRAS (1 April 1848 – 1 April 1918) was an English astronomer.

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Gertrude Bacon

Gertrude Bacon (19 April 1874 – 22 December 1949) was an aeronautical pioneer.

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Gil Hayward

Gilbert Osborne Hayward (16 October 1917—9 October 2011) was a World War II cryptographer and inventor of the first electronic seal security device.

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Guy Reiss

Guy Reiss (1904–1964) was a French astronomer and discoverer of five asteroids, who worked at the Algiers Observatory in Algiers, North Africa, during the 1930s and later at the Nice Observatory in southeastern France.

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Hampstead Scientific Society

The Hampstead Scientific Society (HSS) was founded in July 1899 as the Hampstead Astronomical and General Scientific Society by P.E.Vizard.

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Heather Couper

Prof Heather Anita Couper, CBE, BSc, DSc (Hon), DLitt (Hon), FInstP, CPhys, FRAS (born 2 June 1949), is a British astronomer and science populariser, and was president of the British Astronomical Association from 1984 to 1986.

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Hector Macpherson (astronomer)

Hector Copland Macpherson, (1 April 1888 – 19 May 1956) was a Scottish astronomer and minister.

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Hugh Percy Wilkins

Hugh Percy Wilkins (4 December 1896 –23 January 1960) was a Welsh-born engineer and amateur astronomer.

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Hugh Walters (author)

Hugh Walters (15 June 1910 – 13 January 1993) was a British writer of juvenile science fiction novels from Bradley in the West Midlands region of the United Kingdom.

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James Catts

James Howard Catts (12 August 1877 – 26 November 1951) was an Australian politician, unionist and businessman.

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James Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford

James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford and 9th Earl of Balcarres, FRS, FRAS (28 July 1847 – 31 January 1913) was a British astronomer, politician, ornithologist, bibliophile and philatelist.

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John Ellard Gore

John Ellard Gore (1845–1910) was an Irish amateur astronomer and prolific author, and a founding member of the British Astronomical Association.

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John Evershed

John Evershed CIE FRS FRAS (26 February 1864 – 17 November 1956) was an English astronomer.

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John Tebbutt

John Tebbutt (25 May 1834 – 29 November 1916) was an Australian astronomer, famous for discovering the "Great Comet of 1861".

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John Wall (inventor)

John Wall (26 June 1932 – 27 January 2018) was an English design engineer, amateur astronomer, amateur telescope maker and member of the British Astronomical Association.

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Jon Shanklin

Jonathan Shanklin is a meteorologist who has worked at the British Antarctic Survey since 1977.

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Journal of the British Astronomical Association

The Journal of the British Astronomical Association is a peer-reviewed scientific journal of astronomy published by the British Astronomical Association since October 1890.

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Judson B. Coit

Judson Boardman Coit (1849–1921) was an American mathematician and astronomer who published in numerous journals, including The Astrophysical Journal and the of the British Astronomical Association.

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Leslie Comrie

Leslie John Comrie FRS (15 August 1893 – 11 December 1950) was an astronomer and a pioneer in mechanical computation.

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List of astronomical societies

A list of notable groups devoted to promoting astronomy research and education.

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Manchester Astronomical Society

The Manchester Astronomical Society is an organisation that promotes amateur and popular astronomy in North West England.

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Mark Armstrong (astronomer)

Mark Armstrong (born 1958) is a British amateur astronomer, a member of the British Astronomical Association.

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Martin Mobberley

Martin P. Mobberley (born 1958) is a British amateur astronomer, author, and former electronics engineer.

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Martin Stanislaus Brennan

Martin Stanislaus Brennan (July 23, 1845 – October 3, 1927) was an American Roman Catholic priest and scientist known for writing books about religion and science.

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Mary Acworth Evershed

Mary Acworth Evershed (née Orr; 1 January 1867 Plymouth Hoe, Devon – 25 October 1949, Ewhurst, Surrey) was a British astronomer and scholar.

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Mary E. Byrd

Mary Emma Byrd (November 15, 1849 – July 13, 1934) was an American educator and is considered a pioneer astronomy teacher at college level.

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Meanings of minor planet names: 3001–4000

015 | 3015 Candy || 1980 VN || Michael P. Candy (1928–1994), British astrometrist and discoverer of minor planets and comets.

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Meanings of minor planet names: 4001–5000

009 | 4009 Drobyshevskij || || Edward Drobyshevski, Russian astro- and plasma physicist at Ioffe Institute in St.

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Meanings of minor planet names: 7001–8000

013 | 7013 Trachet || || Tim Trachet (born 1958), Belgian journalist and science writer.

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Meanings of minor planet names: 8001–9000

009 | 8009 Béguin || || The word Béguin, or "flirtation" in English, gives rise to the vigorous dance of the French West Indies, the beguine.

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Mills Observatory

The Mills Observatory in Dundee, Scotland, is the first purpose-built public astronomical observatory in the UK.

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Milwaukee Astronomical Society

The Milwaukee Astronomical Society (MAS) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization serving amateur astronomers in the greater Milwaukee area since 1932, making it one of the oldest continuously running astronomy clubs in the nation.

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Nathaniel Everett Green

Nathaniel Everett Green FRAS (21 August 1823 – 10 November 1899) was an English painter, art teacher and astronomer.

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National Astronomy Week

National Astronomy Week (NAW) is an event held every few years in the United Kingdom to promote public awareness of astronomy by celebrating notable astronomical events.

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National Australian Convention of Amateur Astronomers

The National Australian Convention of Amateur Astronomers (NACAA) is a biennial national forum for amateur astronomy in Australia.

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Nigel Henbest

Prof Nigel Henbest, BSc, MSci (Cantab), DSc (Hon), FRAS is a British astronomer, born in Manchester and educated in Northern Ireland and at Leicester University, where he studied physics, chemistry and astronomy.

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P. Devadas

Professor P. Devadas was an amateur astronomer from India.

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Patrick Moore

Sir Patrick Alfred Caldwell-Moore (4 March 19239 December 2012) was an English amateur astronomer who attained prominent status in that field as a writer, researcher, radio commentator and television presenter.

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Paul G. Abel

Paul G. Abel (born 1979) is a British astronomer, mathematician, broadcaster and writer.

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Percy B. Molesworth

Percy Braybrooke Molesworth (2 April 1867 in Colombo – 25 December 1908) was a Major in the corps of Royal Engineers and an amateur astronomer.

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Perth Observatory

The Perth Observatory is the name of two astronomical observatories located in Western Australia.

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Piccadilly

Piccadilly is a road in the City of Westminster, London to the south of Mayfair, between Hyde Park Corner in the west and Piccadilly Circus in the east.

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Reginald Lawson Waterfield

Reginald Lawson Waterfield (12 April 1900 – 10 June 1986 in Woolston) was a British hematologist known for his work in amateur astronomy.

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Rings of Saturn

The rings of Saturn are the most extensive ring system of any planet in the Solar System.

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Robert Simpson (composer)

Robert Wilfred Levick Simpson (2 March 1921 – 21 November 1997) was an English composer and long-serving BBC producer and broadcaster.

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Rosina Dafter

Rosina Dafter (née Fitton), FRAS (15 March 1875 - 9 June 1959) was an astronomer and the first Australian woman to be made a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.

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Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) is a national, non-profit, charitable organization devoted to the advancement of astronomy and related sciences.

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Security lighting

In the field of physical security, security lighting is lighting that intended to deter or detect intrusions or other criminal activity on a piece of real property.

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Society for Popular Astronomy

The Society for Popular Astronomy (SPA) is a national astronomical society based in the United Kingdom for beginners to amateur astronomy.

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South Downs Planetarium & Science Centre

The South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre is an educational facility in Chichester, West Sussex, run by a team of volunteers and astronomy enthusiasts and inaugurated in 2002.

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T. E. R. Phillips

Theodore Evelyn Reece Phillips (28 March 1868 – 13 May 1942), known as T. E. R. Phillips, was an English astronomer.

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The English Mechanic and World of Science

The English Mechanic and World of Science was a popular-science magazine, published weekly from 1865 to 1926, generally consisting of 24 pages.

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Thomas Gwyn Elger

Thomas Gwyn Empy Elger FRAS (1836 – 1897) was a British selenographer and one of the preeminent lunar observers of the Victorian age, best known for his lunar map, which was regarded as one of the best available until the 1960s.

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Thomas Logie MacDonald

Thomas Logie MacDonald FRSE FRAS (1901–1973) was a Scottish astronomer and politician, and eponym of lunar crater McDonald.

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Thomas Thorp (scientific instrument manufacturer)

Thomas Thorp (1850–1914) was an English manufacturer of scientific instruments credited with inventing the first practical coin-in-the-slot gas meter, with innovations in the field of photography, including that involving colour, and for producing an early example of what has since been developed into the modern spectrohelioscope.

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Tom Boles

Thomas Boles (born 1944 in Lennoxtown in Scotland) is a Scottish amateur astronomer, discoverer of astronomical objects, author, broadcaster and former communications and computer engineer, who observes from his private "Coddenham Observatory" in Coddenham, Suffolk, United Kingdom.

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Transient lunar phenomenon

A transient lunar phenomenon (TLP) or lunar transient phenomenon (LTP) is a short-lived light, color, or change in appearance on the surface of the Moon.

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UU Aurigae

UU Aurigae is a carbon star and binary star in the constellation Auriga.

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W Cephei

W Cephei is a spectroscopic binary and variable star located in the constellation Cepheus.

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Walter Goodacre

Walter Goodacre (1856 – 1 May 1938) was a British businessman and amateur astronomer.

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Will Hay

Hay in ''The Ghost of St. Michael's'' (1941) William Thomson Hay (6 December 1888 – 18 April 1949) was an English comedian, actor, author, film director and amateur astronomer who came to notice for his theatrical sketch as a jocular schoolmaster, known as Dr.

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William Edward Wilson (astronomer)

William Edward Wilson (19 July 1851 – 6 Mar 1908) was an Irish astronomer.

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William Frederick Archdall Ellison

Reverend William Frederick Archdall Ellison FRAS (28 April 1864 – 31 December 1936) was an Irish clergyman, Hebrew scholar, organist, avid amateur telescope maker, and, from 1918 to 1936, director of Armagh Observatory in Armagh, Northern Ireland.

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William Frederick Denning

William Frederick Denning (25 November 1848 – 9 June 1931) was a British amateur astronomer who achieved considerable success without formal scientific training.

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William Herbert Steavenson

William Herbert Steavenson FRAS (26 April 1894 – 23 September 1975) was an English amateur astronomer.

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William Maw

William Henry Maw (6 December 1838 – 19 March 1924) was a British civil engineer and astronomer.

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William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse

William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse HFRSE (17 June 1800 – 31 October 1867) was an Anglo-Irish astronomer who had several telescopes built.

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William Sadler Franks

William Sadler Franks (26 April 1851 in Newark, Nottinghamshire – 19 June 1935 in East Grinstead) was a British astronomer.

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William Stanley (inventor)

William Ford Robinson Stanley (2 February 1829 – 14 August 1909) was a British inventor with 78 patents filed in both the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

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1299 Mertona

1299 Mertona, provisional designation, is an asteroid from the central region of the asteroid belt, approximately 15 kilometers in diameter.

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7 Arietis

7 Arietis (abbreviated 7 Ari) is a binary star system in the northern constellation of Aries.

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7648 Tomboles

7648 Tomboles, provisional designation, is a background asteroid from the inner regions of the asteroid belt, approximately in diameter.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Astronomical_Association

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