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The Astronomer

This is the home page of The Astronomer group, TA for short. We produce a magazine for the advanced amateur and our aim is to publish all observations of astronomical interest as soon as possible after they are made. The magazine has been published monthly since 1964 and subscribers are found all over the world. Back issues of magazines dating back to 1977 are available and early volumes of the magazine are gradually being made available on the NASA ADS page. We also provide a very comprehensive electronic circulars service to keep our members up to date. All of this is available for a modest subscription.

Submitting images: When submitting images to TA please send them as an e-mail attachment and please try to use the following filename format: object_yyyymmdd_hhmm_observer.jpg where object is the name of the object, yyyymmdd, hhmm is the date and time of the exposure (the hhmm field is optional) and observer is a unique observer code (say your initials). It is also a good idea to include details of the telescope, scale, orientation, camera, filter etc as annotation on the image.

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Forthcoming events

The Astronomer annual meeting, 2016 November 19.
Bookings for TA 2016 meeting are now open and can be made via this booking form.

The event will be held on 2016 November 19 at St. Mary's Church Hall Complex, Goat Lane, Basingstoke. Bookings will be acknowledged by e-mail and a more detailed admission programme with a time schedule will be e-mailed nearer the meeting date. The preliminary speakers (subject to change/addition) are::

- Annual TA Report and Future Plans: Guy Hurst
- The Role of the Amateur in the Observation of Occultations: Tim Haymes
- Euclid: a space mission to map the dark universe: Bruno Altieri
- OJ287 - a quasar with a case of Schizophrenia? Mark Kidger
- A technical guide to SLR Astrophotography: John Murphy
- LEDs Bringing back the stars?: Bob Mizon
This year a special offer is being made to supply 12 monthly PDF complimentary issues to non-subscribers attending with an optional annual renewal at normal rates. More details are on the booking form.

If you would like to publicise your event here please contact me at the address below.

Sample copies

PDF sample copies of recent issue of the magazine are available by clicking on the images above.


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