BAA Lunar Section
Dedicated to amateur research and observation of the Moon
the BAA Lunar Section
The BAA Lunar Section aims to increase our knowledge of the Moon through visual observation, sketching and imaging. Regular, careful observation familiarises the observer with the intricacies of the lunar landscape, enhancing the observer's skills of perception and possibly bringing to light previously unknown albedo and topographic features. Short-lived events -- coloured glows, flashes and obscurations known as transient lunar phenomena (TLP) -- remain poorly understood, providing ample opportunity for specialised observing and imaging. CCD imaging provides accurate high resolution views and opens up further lines of observing and imaging research. Occultation studies form another branch of the section's many activities.
BAA Lunar Section observational activity
In addition to the observational work, BAA Lunar Section research incorporates:
The Lunar Section Circular is published at approximately monthly intervals. It contains general news and the results of the work of the Lunar Section. It is available as a PDF download from here or it can be requested to be sent on publication as a PDF from the Lunar Section Director: director (at) baalunarsection.org.uk
The Moon: Notes and Records of the BAA Lunar Section replaced The New Moon in 2011. It is an annual publication containing more in-depth and diverse papers, and reflects on the Section's work over the preceding year or so.
The New Moon was a magazine of lunar topographical studies, published from 1983 until 2010.
These publications are available as PDF document downloads from this website.
Observer's map of the Moon by Peter Grego. The lunar near-side, covered in 16 sections.
Please note: The publications of the BAA Lunar Section and the images contained within them are copyrighted, and permission must be sought from the BAA Lunar Section before using any of this material in any published work (including print, web and other media).