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PERSONAL PUBLICATIONS  & AWARDS

by

RICHARD MCKIM

This is a list of all my publications. It includes theses, books, book chapters, book illustrations, scientific papers, conference proceedings, popular articles, notes in scientific journals, major lectureships, Obituary Notices and Book Reviews.  

Chemistry and Metallurgy papers [7]

 

Campbell Grant and Richard McKim: Materials with a magnetic future; New Scientist, 94, No. 1308, pp 637-670 (and front cover), 1982.

Mary D. Archer and Richard J. McKim: The Stress Corrosion Behavior of Glassy Fe-40Ni-20B Alloy in Aqueous Acidic Media; Corrosion (The Journal of Science and Engineering), 39, No. 3, pp 91-98, 1983.

M.D.Archer and R.J.McKim: Unusual stress-corrosion cracks observed in glassy Fe-40Ni-14P-6B alloy; Journal of Materials Science, 18, No. 4, pp 1125-1135 (and front cover), 1983.

R.J.McKim and M.D.Archer: Failure modes of stressed glassy alloys in aqueous acidic media, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 58, pp 235-248, 1983.

M.D.Archer, C.C.Corke and R.J.McKim: The passivation of some glassy Fe, Ni, Cr-based glassy alloys examined by in-situ scratching, Proceedings of the 172nd meeting of the American Electrochemical Society, Honolulu, Hawaii, October 17-23, 1987.

Richard McKim and Gerald Keeling: The cathodic reduction of lead (II) ions: crystals and complexes; School Science Review, 72, No. 258, pp 104-106, 1990.

[Editorial] Safety notes, re. oxidation of ethanol, Education in Science, 1990 November.

University Theses [3]

 

The reactions of amines with the manganese group metal carbonyls;          

For the Award of Bachelor of Science (BSc (Honours Class I)) Degree, Chemistry Department, Essex University, 1979.

 

Investigation of the corrosion-passivation behaviour of amorphous ferrous-based alloys;

For the Award of Certificate of Postgraduate Study, Physical Chemistry Department, Cambrige University, 1980.

 

The corrosion-passivation behaviour of glassy ferrous-based alloys;

For the Award of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree, Cambridge University, Department of Physical Chemistry, 1983.

 

Astronomy Books [4]

 

High Resolution Astrophotography (by Jean Dragesco; translated from the French by, and with the collaboration of, Richard McKim), Cambridge University Press, 1995.

 

First paperback edition, ditto, CUP, 2011.

 

Telescopic Martian dust storms: a narrative and catalogue; A Report of the Mars Section, by Richard McKim, Director; Memoirs of the British Astronomical Association, 44, 1999, 168 pp.

 

The Great Refractor of Meudon Observatory (by Audouin Dollfus; translated from the French by Richard McKim), Springer-Verlag, New York, 2013.

 

Astronomy book or Annual chapters [4]

 

Saturn Encountered; in Images of the Universe (editor, Carole Stott), Cambridge

University Press, 1991.

 

Observing Venus; in James Muirden’s Sky Watcher’s Handbook, W.H.Freeman & Co.,

1993.

 

The Flammarion Observatory, Juvisy: Past, Present and Future; in Patrick Moore’s

The Yearbook of Astronomy 1996, Macmillan, 1995.

 

Mars at its best; in Patrick Moore’s The Yearbook of Astronomy 2007, Macmillan, 2006.

 

 

Astronomical Miscellanea [7]

 

List of Members of the British Astronomical Association (editor, R.J.McKim); 1995.

 

British Astronomical Association Observer’s Guide (editor and major author); 1993.

 

British Astronomical Association Observer’s Guide (editor and major author); 1995.

 

British Astronomical Association Observer’s Guide (editor and major author); 1998.

 

British Astronomical Association Observer’s Guide (editor and major author); 2002.  

 

British Astronomical Association Observer’s Guide (editor and major author); 2006.  

 

British Astronomical Association Observer’s Guide (author); 2011.

 

Astronomy book and magazine illustrations

Using the Telescope: A Handbook for Astronomers; by J.Hedley Robinson, David and Charles, 1978 [Venus]

Mars, by Charles F. Capen; Astronomy magazine, 1984 [Mars]

Atlas of the Night Sky; by Storm Dunlop and Will Tirion, Newnes, 1985 [Jupiter]

The Skywatcher’s Handbook; by Colin Ronan, Storm Dunlop and Brain Jones, Corgi, 1985 [Mars]

Hamlyn Practical Guides: Astronomy; by Storm Dunlop, Hamlyn, 1985 [Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn]

Sky Watcher’s Handbook; by James Muirden, W.H.Freeman & Co.,

1993 [Saturn].

Osservare I Pianeti; by Marco Falorni and Paolo Tanga, l’Astronomia magazine, 1994

 [Mars, Jupiter, Saturn].

The Giant Planet Jupiter; by John H. Rogers, Cambridge University Press, 1995 [Jupiter].

The Times Night Sky Companion; by Michael Hendrie, Times Books, 1999 [total solar eclipse 1995, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn].

Étude des planètes à l’observatoire du Pic du Midi; by Jean Dragesco, Éclipse, No. 21, 26-31, 2000 [Mars, Jupiter, Saturn].

Philip’s Mars Observer’s Guide; by Neil Bone, Philip’s, 2003 [Mars; also the text of the Foreword]

Observing Comets; by N.D.James and G.North, Springer-Verlag, 2003 [Comet Hyakutake 1996].

Practical Astronomy; by Storm Dunlop, Philip’s 2003, 2006 and 2012 [Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Comet Hale-Bopp]

Guide to stars and planets; by Patrick Moore, Philip’s 2004 [Mars map]

Au Plus Près de Mars, P.Morel (ed), Vuibert/SAF, 2003. [Mars]

Au Plus Près de Saturne, P.Morel (ed), Vuibert/SAF, 2005. [Saturn]

The Haunted Observatory, R.M.Baum, Prometheus, 2007 [Venus]

Mars 2007 article by D.Arditti in Practical Astronomer, 3 (1) (2008), p 55. [1990 Mars map with names]

Saturn 2011 Jan 4 drawing for P.Abel’s Saturn’s storms article in Patrick Moore’s 2013 Yearbook of Astronomy (page 338).

Visual Lunar and Planetary Astronomy, by Paul Abel, Springer, 2013. [Mountains of Mitchell on Mars 1988 Aug 17 drawing]

Astronomy papers

 

Telescope-making [4]

 

Cheap reflectors and refractors for schools; School Science Review, 74, No. 268, 104-110 (1993) [with Jon Siviter].

Of telescopes, cake tins and fence posts; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 100 (5), 263-264 (1990).

 

Celestron Schmidt Cameras: Theory and practice; by Jean Dragesco, J. Brit. Astron.

Assoc., 104 (2), 77-80 (1994) (translation from the French by R.J.McKim and J.N.Brown)

 

Building a 40-cm telescope and an observatory; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 110 (4), 215-216

(2000).

 

Historical and Biographical [34]

Dawes’ observations of Mars, 1864-65, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 98 (6), 294-300 (1988) (with R.A.Marriott).

 

E.W.Maunder and the formation of the British Astronomical Association; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 100 (4), 166-168 (1990).

 

Our oldest member remembers [reminiscences of Henry Tiarks of the BAA]; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 100 (4), 172, 180 and 191 (1990).

 

The British Astronomical Association, the First Fifty Years (editor for the second edition, R.J.McKim); Mem. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 42, part 1, 1989.

 

The British Astronomical Association, the Second Fifty Years (editor and major author, R.J.McKim); Mem. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 42, part 2, 1990.

 

The Life and Times of E.M.Antoniadi, Part 1: Astronomer in the Making; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 103 (4), 164-170 (1993).

The Life and Times of E.M.Antoniadi, Part 2: The Meudon Years; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 103 (5), 219-227 (1993).

E.M.Antoniadi; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 104 (1) 8 (1994).

E.M.Antoniadi’s astronomical notebooks of the 1890s; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 106 (6), 347 (1996).

La Vie et l’ouevre de E.M.Antoniadi, première partie: Un astronome en gestation; Bulletin de la Société Astronomique de France, 108, 308-314 (1994).

La Vie et l’ouevre de E.M.Antoniadi, deuxième partie: La grande lunette de Meudon; Bulletin de la Société Astronomique de France, 108, 341-350 (1994).

The resignation of E-M.Antoniadi, 1917: A century-long mystery solved, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 127 (3), 135-136 (2017).

Dr.A.F.O’D.Alexander; BAA Lunar Section Circular, 31 (5), 74 (1995).

Mars at its nearest: E.A.L.Attkins on Madeira, 1924; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 113 (4), 196-200 (2003).

Nathaniel Green: Artist and Astronomer; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 114 (1), 13-23 (2004).

Henry McEwen of Glasgow, 1864-1955; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 105 (2), 92 (1995).

Henry McEwen of Glasgow: a forgotten astronomer? Part 1: Moray Firth to Mount Florida (1864-1916); J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 115 (1), 13-24 (2005); Part 2: Cambuslang (1916-1955); ibid., 115 (2), 87-97 (2005).

Milan Štefánik and the rotation period of Venus: a centenary for 2007; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 117 (1), 7-8 (2007). (Correction in Letter to the Editor, ibid., 117 (2), 101 (2007))

Schiaparelli’s final words about Mars, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 119 (5), 255-261 (2009) (with W.P.Sheehan).

Etienne Leopold Trouvelot and the planet-encircling martian dust storm of 1877, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 119 (6), 349-350 (2009) (with W.P. Sheehan and R.Rosenfield).

Johannes Kepler in Prague - and a new museum, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 120 (3), 133 (2010).

Curiosity, Gale crater and Walter Gale, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 122 (4), 202-203 (2012).

Barker’s Circle: a 1930s BAA lunar observing group, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 123 (1), 20-32 (2013) and (erratum) 123 (2), 119 (2013).

New colour images from old planetary photographs, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 123 (3), 137-142 (2013) (with Johan Warell).

The Association’s Memoirs: can you help?, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 124 (2), 60 (2014).

BAA George Alcock Lecture 2014: ‘George Alcock: an artist among the planets’; published in J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 124 (5), 290-294 (2014).

 

A.A.C.Eliot Merlin: a brief biography, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 127 (1), 25-32 (2017).

 

The Association’s older publications: can you help? , J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 126 (3), 187 (2016).

Women in the RAS: A different sort of Society [Women in the early BAA], Astron. & Geophys., 57 (4), 14-17 (2016).

Roland L.T.Clarkson, a Suffolk astronomer, in press.

Newly discovered planetary drawings by Warren de la Rue and others, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 127 (1), 7-8 (2017).

 

E.T.L.Ryves and the planet Jupiter, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 127 (5), 306 (2017).

 (with Nigel Longshaw).

 

The BAA Memoirs [old issues for sale], J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 127 (6), 265 (2017).

 

Two chessmen of Mars: Edgar Rice Burroughs and Eugene-Michel Antoniadi, submitted to the Journal for the History of Astronomy (2017).

 

Observatories [4]

The Paris and Meudon Observatories; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 96 (1), 58-59 (1985).

A Visit to the Pic du Midi Observatory; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 97 (5), 280-287 (1987) (with Jean Dragesco).

Observations Planetaires a l’Observatoire du Pic du Midi, Pulsar, 78, No. 658, 22-26 (1987) (with Jean Dragesco).

Astronomy on Mars Hill, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 105 (2), 69-74, (4), 160 (1995)

(BAA Presidential Address, 1994).

 

 

Personal [2]

 

[Appointment as President of the British Astronomical Association] Teacher is new star

of society; The Evening Telegraph [Peterborough], Wednesday, October 27, 1993.

 

[do.] Stars in his Eyes; Oundle Herald & Post, Thursday, October 28, 1993, p1.

 

 

Comets and Meteorites [2]

 

Goose zapped by meteorite?; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 97 (5), 257 (1987).

 

Comet Hale-Bopp; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 107 (3), 163 (1997) (with Michael Hendrie).

 

 

Mars [165]

 

Possible volcanic activity on Mars during the Viking mission; The Inner Planets

Newsletter, No. 7, 1982, pp 1-2.

 

Observing Mars in the 1980s: The Mars Programme of the Terrestrial Planets Section; J.

Brit. Astron. Assoc., 92 (4), 170-176 (1982).

 

Observing Mars in the 1980s: reference maps for the visual observer; J. Brit. Astron.

Assoc., 96 (3), 166-169 (1986).

 

Observing Mars from the Earth: A Beginner’s Guide; Touching the Future (Leicester

Mercury Newspapers in Education), No. 2, 1 (1995).

 

Martian latitude and longitude measurements; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 106 (6), 332-224

(1996).

 

Wilkinson’s Mars map of 1948 and the new marking Nodus Laocoontis, J. Brit. Astron.

Assoc., 96 (1), 8-9 (1985).

 

The myth of Earth-based Martian crater sightings; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 104 (6), 281-

286 (1994) (with William Sheehan).

 

The visibility of martian craters from Earth; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 105 (3), 137 (1995)

(with William Sheehan).

 

Re. Craters on Mars and spots on Neptune; Journal of the Association of Lunar and

Planetary Observers; 37 (3), 130-131 (1994); 38 (2), 83-84 (1995) (with William

Sheehan).

 

Risolto un mistero marziano (L’Hubble esclude che si possana osservare da Terra I

crateri d’impatto); l’Astronomia, No. 162, 9-10 (1996).

 

The BAA and the Martian Dust Storms; British Astronomical Association, Terrestrial

Planets Section, Inner Planets ’80, Proceedings (editor, R.M.Baum), 1981, pp 11-15.

 

Historique des tempêtes martiennes; Bulletin de la Société Astronomique de France, 107,

312-315 (1993).

 

The Dust Storms of Mars; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 106 (4), 185-200 (1996)

(BAA Presidential Address, 1995).

 

Martian Dust Storms [Letter], Sky & Telescope, 92 (6), 8 (1996).

Telescopic Martian Dust Storm Activity 1971-1993; Lunar & Planetary Institute Technical Report (editors, A.L.Sprague and J.F.Bell), No. 97-03, 23-25 (1997).

Was there once life on Mars? (with J.H.Rogers); J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 106 (6), 299-300 (1996).

The Disappearance of the Cerberus Regional Albedo feature on Mars: Analysis of Hubble Space Telescope and Viking IRTM Observations; to be submitted for publication in Icarus (with S.W.Lee, M.J.Wolff, J.E.Moersch, D.C.Parker, P.B.James, J.F.Bell and R.T.Clancy). [2004: but in the end never submitted by S.Lee!]

The Opposition of Mars, 1980; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 94 (5), 197-210 (1984).

The Opposition of Mars, 1982; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 96 (1), 36-52 (1985). (preliminary reports published in The Inner Planets Newsletter, Nos. 8, 9 (1983) and in J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 93, 175-176 (1983))

The Opposition of Mars, 1984; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 97 (3), 139-154 (1987). (preliminary reports published in The Inner Planets Newsletter, Nos. 11, 12 (1984) and in J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 94, 271 (1984))

The Opposition of Mars, 1986; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 99 (5), 215-232 (1989). (preliminary reports published in J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 96, 256 and 97, 2 (1986); 97, 181, 191-192 (1987) and in BAA Circular No. 663 (1986))

The Opposition of Mars, 1988; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 101 (5), 264-283 (1991). (preliminary reports published in J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 98 (6), front cover, 336-337 (1988); 99, 2-3, 52-53, 115, 154-155 (1989) and in BAA Circulars Nos. 679 and 682 (1988))

The Opposition of Mars, 1990; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 102 (5), 248-264 (1992). (preliminary report published in J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 101, 73 (1991))

The Opposition of Mars, 1993; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 105 (3), 117-134 (1995). (preliminary reports published in J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 102, 312-313 (1992); 103, 58-59 (1993) and in BAA Circular No. 720 (1992))

The Opposition of Mars, 1995 [preliminary report]; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 105 (4), 157 (1995).

The Opposition of Mars, 1995; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 115 (6), 313-333 (2005).

The Opposition of Mars 1997 [preliminary reports]; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 107 (1) front cover, 5, (2), 61, (3), 114-115, (4), 175-176, (5), 231-232 (1997); 108, 243-246 (1998); Mars Section Circulars Nos. 1-14 (1996-97).

The Opposition of Mars 1999 [preliminary reports]; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 110 (3), 113-117 (2000); Mars Section Circulars Nos. 1- 8 (1998-99).

The Opposition of Mars, 1997; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 116, 169-186 (2006).

The Opposition of Mars, 1999; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 117, 314-330 (2007).

The Opposition of Mars, 2001 [preliminary reports]; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 111 (3), 120-121, 155 (2001); 112 (3), 119-121 and 123 (2002); BAA Circulars Nos. 777 and 779 (2001); Mars Section Circular 2001 December.

The Opposition of Mars, 2001; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 119, 123-143 and 205-211 (2009).

Observing Mars in 2003; Astronomy Now 2003 Yearbook, 102-103 (2002).

Observing Mars in 2003; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 113 (2), 70-71 (2003).

The Opposition of Mars 2003 [preliminary reports]; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 113 (3), 130-131, (4) 189-190 [and front cover], (5) 249-251 [and inside front cover], (6) 318-319 (2003); 114 (1), 6, and (2), 62-63 (2004); BAA Circular No. 791 (2003) and BAA E-Circulars Nos. 100, 109 and 127 (2003).

The Great Perihelic Opposition of Mars, 2003; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 120 (5), 280-295 and (6), 347-357 (2010).

The Opposition of Mars 2005 [preliminary reports]; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 116 (1), 6 [and front cover] (2006); 116 (3), 117-118 (2006).

The Opposition of Mars, 2005, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 121 (3), 143-154 and (4), 215-222 (2011).

The Opposition of Mars 2007 [preliminary reports]; BAA Circular No. 808 (2007), BAA E-Circular No. 296 (2007), J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 118 (2), 73-74 and (4), 179-181 (2008).

The Opposition of Mars, 2007, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 122 (4), 207-219 and (5), 271-278 (2012).

Mars: the return [Mars in 2007], Sky at Night magazine, 2007 December, pp 65-69.

The Opposition of Mars 2010 [preliminary reports]; BAA E-Circular Nos. 467 (2010) and 472 (2010), J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 120 (1), 10-11 and (6), 333 (2010).

The Opposition of Mars 2010, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., in press (2018).

Observing Mars in 2011-’12, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 121 (5), 258-259 (2011).

The Opposition of Mars, 2012 [preliminary reports]; BAA E-Circular No. 661 (2012), J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 122 (2), 75 (2012) and 123 (1), 6-7 (2013).

Nature Letter reports a remarkable terminator projection on Mars, 2012 March-April, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 125 (2), 74 (2015).

The Opposition of Mars 2012, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., in press (2018).

Curiosity, Gale crater and Walter F.Gale, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 122 (4), 202-203 (2012).

‘Curiosity’ at Gale crater, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 122 (5), 255-256 and f/c. (2012).

The Opposition of Mars, 2014 [preliminary reports]; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 124 (1), 4-5 and (3) f.c., 119-120 (2014) and 125 (1) 4-5 (2015).

Observing Mars in 2014, Astronomy Now, 28 (4), 26-29 (2014 April).

 

The Opposition of Mars 2014, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., in press (2018).

Water on Mars: New findings from NASA, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 126 (1), 4 (2016).

The Opposition of Mars, 2016 [preliminary reports]; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 126 (1), 4-5 and (4) 205-206 (2016), and 127 (6), 321-322 (2017); BAA E-Circular No. 918 (2016).

 

The Opposition of Mars 2016, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., in preparation.

Annual Reports to BAA Council, 1990-91 to 2016-17 [27]

 

Jupiter [8]

Jupiter, 1973-1977: the Pioneer Years (editor, J.H.Rogers); Mem. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 43, part 1, 1990

containing:

  The apparition of 1973; by R.J.McKim and J.B.Murray;

  The apparition of 1974; by R.J.McKim.

 

Jupiter, 1977-1981: the Voyager Years (editor, J.H.Rogers); Mem. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 43, part 3, 1992

containing:

  The apparition of 1978-79; by R.J.McKim and JH.Rogers;

  The apparition of 1979-80; by R.J.McKim;

  The apparition of 1980-81; by R.J.McKim.

 

The Great Comet Crash [Shoemaker-Levy/Jupiter]: the view gets clearer; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 107 (1), 3-5 (1997) (with John Rogers and Michael Foulkes).

P.B.Molesworth’s discovery of the great South Tropical Disturbance on Jupiter, 1901; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 107 (5), 239-245 (1997).

How to observe Jupiter’s Moon Events: the visual angle, Astronomy Now, 28 (12) 54-57 (2014 December). (With Damian Peach).

 

Saturn [19]

Saturn 1943-81, a visual photometric study; paper I: the data; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 94 (4), 145-151 (1984) (with K.W.Blaxall).

Saturn 1943-81, a visual photometric study; paper II: the globe of Saturn; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 94 (5), 211-222 (1984) (with K.W.Blaxall).

Saturn 1943-81, a visual photometric study; paper III: the rings of Saturn; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 94 (6), 249-255 (1984) (with K.W.Blaxall).

Saturn, 1990: The Great White Spot; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 102 (4), 210-219 (1992) and (erratum) 103 (5), 234 (1993) (with A.W.Heath).

Impact scars on Saturn: a different interpretation; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 104 (6),       (1994).

Great White Spots on Saturn: current and historical observations; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 121 (5), 270-273 (2011).

Saturn in 1994-95, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 124 (3), 142-150 (2014).

Saturn in 1995-96, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 125 (4), 203-216 (2015).

Saturn in 1996-97, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 125 (6), 350-357 (2015).

Saturn in 1997-98, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 126 (1), 46-53 (2016).

Saturn in 1998-99, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 126 (2), 95-101 (2016).

Saturn in 1999-2000, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 126 (3), 169-177 (2016).

Saturn in 2000-01, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 126 (4), 238-243 (2016).

Saturn in 2001-02, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 126 (6), 355-360 (2016).

Saturn in 2002-03, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 127 (2), 101-108 (2017).

Saturn in 2003-04, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 127 (6), 329-337 (2017).

Saturn in 2004-05, in press (2018).

‘The 1919 transits and shadow transits of Iapetus’, Letter to the Editor, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 126 (4), 254-255 (2016).

 

The Sun [4]

An Amateur’s Solar Cycle; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 95 (5), 213-215 (1985).

The Indian eclipse, 1995; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 106 (1), 5-6 and front cover (1996).

 

[Drawing of 1995 total solar eclipse in:] Is the Sun becoming brighter? Help us to find out, by Roger Highfield, The Daily Telegraph, July 28, 1999, p 20.

 

Truro 1999; The 1999 August 11 eclipse CD-ROM (editor, N.D.James), British

Astronomical Association, 2000.

 

 

The Moon [6]

 

The total lunar eclipse, 1975 November 18/19; BAA Lunar Section Circular, 11 (1), 9 (1976). (I published several later such reports on eclipses in this bulletin, but they are mostly not listed here.)

 

Lunar Albedo Variation; BAA Lunar Section Circular, 16 (6), 54 (1981).

 

Lunar photography made simple, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 99 (6), 305 (1989).

 

A TLP in Langrenus Crater; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 109 (6), 305-306 (1999).

 

The brightest feature on the Moon? J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 116 (1), 9 (2006).

 

Report on the partial lunar eclipse of 7 August 2017; BAA Lunar Section Circular, 54 (10) 2-3 (2017).

 

Mercury & Venus [61]

 

The surface of the planet Mercury; The Inner Planets Newsletter, No. 1, 1980, pp 2-3.

 

Some remarks on Peter Wade’s article [concerning the phase anomaly of Venus]; The Inner Planets Newsletter, No. 5, 1981, pp 10-11.

 

Mercury & Venus Section Interim reports: J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 114 (5), 241-242 (2004), 115 (1), 9 (2005), 115 (2), 66 (2005), 116 (2), 60-61 (2006); 116 (3) 118 (2006); 117 (1), 4 (2007); (4), 168, 171; (5) 229-230; 279 (2007); 118 (1) 6-9; (2), 67-68 and f.c. (2008); (5) 245 and 246-247 (2008); 119 (1), 4-5; (5), 240 (2009); 120 (2), 67-68 and 107-108 (2010); 121 (4),189-190 and (6), 332-333 (2011); 122 (1), 5-6, (2), 72-74, (3), 141-142 and (4) 195-197 and 197 (2012); 123 (2), 74 and (5) 246 (2013); 124 (2) 65 (2014), 125 (4), 199 (2015), 127 (2), 71 and (4), 198 (2017).

The transit of Venus, 2004 June 8: an introduction: J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 115 (3), 128-129 (2005).

ALPO award for Richard Baum: J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 115 (6), 311 (2005).

The Ashen Light of Venus: A Century of Observations by McEwen and Moore: J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 116 (5) 265-272 (2007) (with Patrick Moore).

Venus 2004: east and west elongations and solar transit, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 117 (2), 65-76 (2007) (with Keith Blaxall and Alan Heath).

Venus in transit; daytime seeing; images of Mercury; Letter to the Editor, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 117 (5) 277 (2007).

The Elongations of Venus, 1999-2006, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 118 (3), 131-144 (2008).

The Elongations of Venus, 1991-1998, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 118 (5), 254-269 (2008).

The ‘libration zones’ of Mercury: the last stand, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 122 (6), 359-360 (2012).

The transit of Mercury, 2016 May 9, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 126 (1), 7 (2016).

Recalling the 2003 transit of Mercury, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 126 (2), 72 (2016).

The Elongations of Mercury 2007-16 and the 2016 Solar Transit, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 127 (4), 209-216 (2017).

Mapping the infrared thermal emission from the surface of Venus, 2017 April-May,  J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 127 (5), 261-264 (2017).

Annual Reports to BAA Council, 2004-05 to 2016-17 [13]

The 2012 solar transit of Venus, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., in press (2018).

 

The Elongations of Venus, 2007-17, Parts 1 and 2, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., in preparation.

 

Book Reviews [136]

Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy reviews, written for:

Journal of the British Astronomical Association [32]

School Science Review [80]

The Observatory Magazine [21]

Astronomy Now [2]

Astronomy and Geophysics (formerly Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical

Society) [1]

 

 

Obituary Notices of Astronomers [17]

 

Ben Burrell - an appreciation; The Inner Planets Newsletter, No. 10, 1984, p 1.

William E. Fox; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 98 (6), 314 (1988) (with John Rogers).

E.H.Collinson, 1903-1990; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 101 (1), 12-14 (1991).

Matei Alexescu; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 104 (1), 46 (1994) (with Jean Dragesco).

Gerard de Vaucouleurs, 1918-1995, an appreciation; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 106 (2), 63 and (4), 182 (1996).

Marco Falorni, 1944-1995; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 106 (3), 174-175 (1996) (with Paolo Tanga).

Alan Pennell Lenham, 1930-1996; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 107 (1), 50 (1997).

Michael Francis Atchison, 1932-2002; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 113 (2), 116 (2003) (with Henry Wildey).

Thomas Roland Cave III (1923-2003), J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 113 (6), 350-351 (2003) (with Thomas Dobbins).

Edward L.Ellis (1931-2006), J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 117 (2), 94 (2007) (with Alan

Heath).

R.W.Middleton, 1921-2009, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 120 (1), 58 (2010).

Audouin Charles Dollfus, 1924-2010, Communications in Mars Observations, No. 378, pp. 49-54 (2010 November 25). [Oriental Astronomical Society Mars Bulletin, Japan]

Audouin Charles Dollfus 1924-2010, Astronomy and Geophysics, 52 (1), 44 (2011).

Donald C. Parker, 1939-2015, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 125 (3), 177-178 (2015) (with John Rogers).

Walter H. Haas, 1917-2015, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 125 (4), 244-245 (2015).

P.Devadas, 1923-2015, J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 126, 251 (2016).

Richard M. Baum, 1930-2017: An Appreciation; [with A.W.Heath, W.J.Leatherbarrow and J.H.Shears] in press (2018).

 

 

Special Astronomical Lectureships

 

Laboratory for Planetary Atmospheres, Observatoire de Meudon, Paris, 1988 and 1992

(lectures delivered in French).

Alfred Curtis Memorial Lecturer, BAA Winchester residential course 1993.

British Astronomical Association, Presidential Addresses, 1994 and 1995.

Workshop on Telescopic Mars Observations - II, Tucson, Arizona, USA, 1997 (invited

by NASA).

Guest Lecturer Scottish Astronomy Weekend, Dundee, 1997.

Seminar for the Oceanic and Atmospheric Physics Group, Oxford University Physics

Department 2001.

History of the Martian Dust Storms, AAS Historical Division, Plenary Session Lecture, Cambridge (UK), 2005 September.

One Century of Mars Observations conference, Observatoire de Meudon, Paris, 2009. (Two lectures; one about E.M.Antoniadi and the other comparing the dust storms of 1909 and 1911 with those of modern times.)

RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting: The History of Astronomical Imaging, London, 2012, lecture entitled “Visual Astronomy in the Sketchbook Era”.

BAA George Alcock Lecture 2014: ‘George Alcock: an artist among the planets’; published in J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 124 (5), 290-294 (2014).

 

 

Revisions of multi-author Astronomical works [2]

 

Philip’s Encyclopaedia of Astronomy (editor, Caroline Rayner) [revision of Mars entries]; Philip’s, 2002.

 

Norton’s Star Atlas (editor, Ian Howarth) [revision of Mars entries] (2003).

 

 

Publications concerning Oundle School [20]

 

Astronomy at Oundle School; J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 104 (1), 36-39 (1994) (with John Brown).

Heaven’s help for Local Church [the Glatton meteorite]; Oundle Chronicle, No. 2, 1991, p 3 (with Michael Downes).

John Brown [an appeciation]; The Laxtonian, 1992, p10.

John Brown [do.]; The Old Oundelian, 1992-1993, p 29.

Chronicle Stars Writer slams Martian theory [the ‘face’ on Mars]; Oundle Chronicle, No. 9, 1993, p 18.

A Partial Eclipse of the Sun; Off the Cuff, No. 2, 1996, p 3.

Reflections on the eclipse [Cornwall, 1999]; About Oundle, Spring 2000, pp 10-11.

Oundle Science Bulletin, Nos. 1-9 (2000-2001) (editor)

Oundle Science, Nos. 1 and 2 (2002), Nos. 3 and 4 (2003), No. 5 (2004), No. 6 (2005), No. 7 (2006), No. 8 (2007), No. 9 (2008), No. 10 (2010),  No. 11 (2011) and No. 12 (2012). (As founding editor and a frequent author; this serial continued after I retired from the editorship in 2012.)

A Valete to R.J.McKim signed by Robin Hammond but mostly written by me, in The Oundelian, 2017 Summer.

 

Railways [2]

(Photographs) The NVR (Nene Valley Railway) WW2 weekend, Nene Steam, No. 80, Winter 2005 [rear cover; including Michelle McKim aged 2 waving her flag!]

Wednesdays at Wansford [and elsewhere] for Nene Steam, in press (2018).

Cameo appearances

Astounding Days: The Science Fictional Autobiography; by Arthur C. Clarke, Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1990. [see pp 110-111]

Audouin Dollfus: 50 Ans D’Astronomie, EDP Sciences, 1998. [in picture, uncredited, p 141]

Audouin Dollfus, Observation de Mars avec la Grande Lunette de Meudon, Bull. Soc. Astron. France, 113, 231- 238 (1999).  [photograph p 236]

Martin Mobberley, It came from outer space wearing an RAF Blazer! A fan’s biography of Sir Patrick Moore, Springer, 2013. [several references]

Martin Mobberly, Return to the far side of Planet Moore: Rambling through observations, friendships and antics of Sir Patrick Moore, Springer, 2015 [several references, and one photo].

 

Awards for services to Astronomy

Merlin Medal  and gift: British Astronomical Association 1984.

Medaille Flammarion: Société Astronomique de France 1995.

Goodacre Medal and gift: British Astronomical Association 1997.

In 2003 September the International Astronomical Union named an asteroid after Richard McKim for his contributions to Astronomy and in particular for his work on the martian dust storms. Minor Planet 1996 AC is now known as 7845 Mckim.

 

DVD publication [1]

Memoirs of the British Astronomical Association: The first 100 years, Volumes 1-42 (2017 June; with Sheridan Williams).

 

SUMMARY  

Chemistry and Metallurgy papers [7]

University Theses [3]

Astronomy Books [4]

Astronomy book or Annual chapters [4]

Astronomical Miscellanea [7]

Telescope-making [4]

Historical and Biographical [33]

Observatories [4]

Personal [2]

Comets and Meteorites [2]

Mars [165]

Jupiter [8]

Saturn [19]

The Sun [4]

The Moon [6]

Mercury & Venus [61]

Book Reviews [136]

Obituary Notices of Astronomers [17]

Revisions of multi-author Astronomical works [2]

Publications concerning Oundle School [20]

Railways [2]

DVDs [1]

 

 

Running total: 511 publications up to 31.1.2017  

 

 

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