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The most recent issue of The Antiquarian Astronomer, volume 7, was circulated to members during May. If you have not received a copy and believe that you should have done then please contact Bob Bower in the first instance (contact details on the Council page).

The next issue of The Antiquarian Astronomer, volume 8, is scheduled to be published in the spring of 2014. Preparation of the issue is in progress and it is anticipated that it will contain at least six papers.

Kevin Johnson, the current Editor of The Antiquarian Astronomer, will be stepping down after the publication of volume 8. He has edited the journal since 2010, following an extended period as Assistant Editor. Kevin took over the editorship in difficult circumstances and has maintained the journal’s high standards as an authoritative publication presenting peer-reviewed original research in the history of astronomy. He is owed a very considerable debt of gratitude for this work.

We are pleased to announce that Ian Ridpath has kindly volunteered to take over as Editor of The Antiquarian Astronomer. He will be producing volume 9 and has already been co-opted to the Society’s Council in anticipation.

Ian needs no introduction and brings a wealth of experience to the post. We welcome him most warmly and look forward to working with him.

Papers for consideration for publication in The Antiquarian Astronomer are always welcome.  Papers should present original research in the history of astronomy and are externally refereed prior to publication. If you are interested in submitting one then please contact the current Editor, Kevin Johnson, who will be pleased to advise (contact details on the Council page).

This item first appeared in the SHA eNews Oct. 2013.