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Spurred on by @KathyNS and her post on the RSAC, I have joined the British Astronomical Society.

I’m sure are other members here.

I’m impressed by the information on the site, and avidly digging in to it. One of the great things about TSS is the cross fertilisation of ideas.

Without Kathy’s post I doubt I would ever have taken this step.
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Hi Tony,

First off, congrats. Secondly, is it a society or an association? BAS vs BAA Just curious.

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Joining an association or club is a good idea. I am a member of EAS locally which has a few hundred members. Our club president has joined TSS as well, working on getting some more of the membership to join.
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JayTee wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:12 am Secondly, is it a society or an association? BAS vs BAA Just curious.
https://britastro.org/

Their spectroscopy database is kinda cool. I plotted one of Delta Ceph and added a standard G2V spectrum to compare against. There's a right purty line around 7600A. :lol:
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My bad I should have linked. It’s a 125 year old society the About page is below.

https://britastro.org/about
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helicon wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:56 pm Joining an association or club is a good idea. I am a member of EAS locally which has a few hundred members. Our club president has joined TSS as well, working on getting some more of the membership to join.
I shall see what I can do in the BAA. I will put a link on my page.
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Binoculars: Celestron 15 x 70.

Latitude: 52.219853
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Greenman wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:24 am Spurred on by @KathyNS and her post on the RSAC, I have joined the British Astronomical Society. ... Without Kathy’s post I doubt I would ever have taken this step.
Outstanding! Now you just have to step up and volunteer for something. I became an assistant editor with the American Astro Society.
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mikemarotta wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:37 pm
Greenman wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:24 am Spurred on by @KathyNS and her post on the RSAC, I have joined the British Astronomical Society. ... Without Kathy’s post I doubt I would ever have taken this step.
Outstanding! Now you just have to step up and volunteer for something. I became an assistant editor with the American Astro Society.
Cheers, good idea.
Cheers,

Tony.

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Filters: Astronomik IR cut; Baader Semi Apo; Baader Fringe Killer.

Binoculars: Celestron 15 x 70.

Latitude: 52.219853
Longitude: -1.034471
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Greenman wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:24 am. Spurred on by @KathyNS and her post on the RSAC, I have joined the British Astronomical Society.
I hope that we will not lose you. They have a pretty good discususion board of their own.
Ummm... just one thing, though, and it could be a REALLY REALLY REALLY good thing... but, their logo looks like an alien language. Can you read it?
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Hi Mike, No chance of losing me, this is my natural home on the web for astronomy. Home is where you are most comfortable, I’ll continue to hang my hat here.
Cheers,

Tony.

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Celestron AVX Mount; Celestron SE6 Mount; Sky portal 2 WiFi; ZWO ASI224MC; SvBony 305; Canon EOS 100 (Unmoded).
X-cel LX eyepieces & Barlows 2x 3x, Celestron 8-24mm Zoom.

Filters: Astronomik IR cut; Baader Semi Apo; Baader Fringe Killer.

Binoculars: Celestron 15 x 70.

Latitude: 52.219853
Longitude: -1.034471
Accuracy: 5 m
Bortle 4 site. https://maps.google.com/?q=52.21985,-1.03447

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