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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, 2015 October 17.
This year's meeting will take place at St. Mary's Church Hall Complex, Goat Lane, Basingstoke on 2015 October 17. The meeting is open to both TA subscribers and also non-subscribers if booked. Admission cost is discounted to £7.00 if bookings reach the main editor by September 10 or £8.00 thereafter. The usual three-course cooked lunch option is available for an extra £9.00 for which bookings are required by September 30. Please use the booking form and send the completed form and remittances made payable to The Astronomer to the editor: Guy M Hurst, 16 Westminster Close, Basingstoke, Hants, RG22 4PP. Detailed programmes with speakers and timetable will be e-mailed to those who have booked to arrive nearer the meeting date. Any queries can be e-mailed to the editor.

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


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