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The Journal of the British Astronomical Association, 2018 December

Volume 128, Number 6

Here is another of Martin Mobberley's superb biographies of early BAA members, as well as Paul Abel's 14th Absolute Beginners tutorial, and some thoughts by David Arditti on the best telescope for an adult beginner.

Contents

319
Notes and News
319
From the President
Callum Potter
319
Nick James
320
Janice McClean
321
‘New Views of Jupiter’: Pro-Am collaborations during and beyond the NASA Juno mission
John Rogers & Leigh Fletcher
324
The early life of V. Axel Firsoff, Venus observer
Richard McKim
324
Hazel McGee
325
What’s the best telescope for an adult beginner?
David Arditti
325
David Arditti
326
FROM THE JOURNAL ARCHIVE
John Chuter
327
Solar Section
Lyn Smith
328
Paul G. Abel
330
BAA Instruments for sale
Richard McKim
331
Martin Mobberley
347
Roger Dymock & Richard Miles
351
Richard W. Schmude, Jr.
357
René Bourtembourg
360
Jonathan Shanklin
369
Centenaries for 2019
Barry Hetherington
370
Stewart Moore
370
A deep sky gem in the Unicorn
Stewart Moore
372
Comet prospects for 2019
Jonathan Shanklin
373
Letters
374
The 2018 BAA Summer Meeting - 2018 July 7 at the University of Warwick
Hazel McGee
375
Joint BAA VSS/AAVSO meeting, 2018 July 7–8 at the University of Warwick
Hazel McGee
376
Reviewed by David Sellers
376
Reviewed by Roger Dymock
377
Reviewed by Mike Frost
377
Reviewed by Ann Davies
378
The early life of V. Axel Firsoff
George Firsoff (1944–2005)
378
Obituary: Takeshi Sato (1938−2018)
John Rogers, Richard McKim & Toshihiko Shimamoto
379
Join us at Winchester again next year!
Ann Davies
380
Brian Mills