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The British Astronomical Association: Who we are

The BAA's Office is located in Burlington House, on Piccadilly in central London. Our postal address is:

The British Astronomical Association
Burlington House
Piccadilly
London
W1J 0DU
UK

Telephone: 0207 734 4145 (staffed 9am to 5pm, Mon-Fri)
Fax: 0207 439 4629

You can also contact us using our online web form.

Christmas closure: The BAA office will be unstaffed from Fri 22nd Dec until Wed 3rd Jan 2018.

The Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the financial and administrative affairs of the Association. It comprises the following:

President
Callum Potter
Vice President
Jeremy Shears
Treasurer
Geoff King
Business Secretary
Bill Tarver
Trustee
David Arditti
Trustee
John Chuter
Trustee
Alan Lorrain
Trustee
Janice McClean
Trustee
Richard McKim

The Council

The BAA's Council is a larger body which organises the scientific and public activities of the Association. It comprises the Association's Trustees, Section Directors, post holders, and the following elected members:
Paul Abel, Peta Bosley, Stephen Bosley, Peter Carson, Richard Sargent.

Section Directors

Solar
Lyn Smith
Lunar
Prof. Bill Leatherbarrow
Mercury and Venus
Dr Richard McKim
Mars
Dr Richard McKim
Asteroids and Remote Planets
Dr Richard Miles
Jupiter
Dr John Rogers
Saturn, Uranus and Neptune
Mike Foulkes
Comet
Nick James
Meteor
Dr John Mason
Aurora and Noctilucent Cloud
Sandra Brantingham
Variable Star
Roger Pickard
Deep Sky
Callum Potter
Computing
Steve Harvey
Instruments and Imaging
Vacant
Historical
Mike Frost

Other officers

Papers Secretary
Dr Jeremy Shears
Meetings Secretary
Hazel Collett
Journal Editor
Hazel McGee
Journal Advertising Manager
David Scanlan
Public Relations Officer
Dr John Mason
Archivists
John Chuter, Dr Richard McKim
Commission for Dark Skies
Bob Mizon
UK Nova/Supernova Patrol
Guy Hurst
Radio Astronomy Group
Jeff Lashley
Membership Coordinator
Geoffrey Johnstone
Website Manager
Dr Dominic Ford
Sales and Promotion Coordinator
Ann Davies