The re-scheduled 2018 TA annual meeting will now take place on Saturday 13th April 2019 at St Mary’s Church Hall, Goat Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 7PZ. Existing bookings will be carried forward unless you advise Guy Hurst to the contrary. A new booking form will be available nearer to the meeting for those who have yet to book.
Complied by Tracie Heywood
The Astronomer has two annual awards: the ‘Alan Young’ award for the best contribution to the magazine cover and the ‘George Alcock’ award for best overall contribution to TA. Both awards are based on each magazine volume (May to April).
Edited by Tracie Heywood
This guide describes the prospects for the major meteor showers and for a number of minor meteor showers during the interval from 2018 February to 2019 January. It is compiled with visual observers in mind, but should also be useful for imagers and radio observers.
Supernova AT 2017EAW in NGC 6946 was discovered by Patrick Wiggins,Tooele, UT, USA, at 12.8 mag on 2017 May 14 at 05:42:43 UT. This supernova is the 10th to be discovered in NGC 6946 in the last 100 years. The accompanying graph shows the lightcurve for this supernovae.
Back issues of magazines from 1964 to 2014 (volume 50) are available on the NASA Astrophysical Data System (ADS).