Category Archives: Galaxies

Articles and information particularly in relation to galaxies

Monthly Meeting: Friday, 17th November, 2017

The November 2017 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for the 2017 – 2018 (136th) session will be held on Friday, November 17th from 19:00 to 21:30. Our guest speaker this month is Dr. Julian Onions of the University of Nottingham, whose lecture is entitled: “Metal Detecting” What are metals to an astronomer, how do […] Continue Reading »

Merseyside Astronomy Day 2014

Continuing the MADness from the 2013 Merseyside Astronomy Day, Liverpool John Moores University’s Astrophysics Research Institute are pleased to announce that MAD IX will be held on Saturday 26th April 2014. The event will include a series of talks from a range of professional astrophysicists, with some additions this year in our new venue including […] Continue Reading »

Talk: Galactic Archaeology (The 2015 John Porter Memorial Lecture)

The history of computer simulations of galaxies like our own Milky Way is dotted with remarkable successes, but an even greater number of impressive failures. This inability to make a model of the Milky Way is quite surprising, given that the basic physics is well understood, and part of the A-level syllabus here in the […] Continue Reading »

Supernova SN 2014J in M82

Society members, including our own LAS Supernova Search team, have been imaging the recent supernova (now designated SN 2014J) in M82 / NGC 3034 (also known as the Cigar Galaxy). At a distance of approximately 11½ Light Years (roughly 68,000,000,000,000 miles!), it is the closest supernova to us since 1993 (SN 1993J). Although it now […] Continue Reading »

West Didsbury Astronomical Society present Chris Lintott: Galaxy Zoo & Discoveries, Monday, 11th November 2013

In November, West Didsbury Astronomical Society welcome Chris Lintott (of Oxford University and the BBC’s Sky At Night programme) in a lecture entitled “Galaxy Zoo and the Discoveries“. As well as discussions about the Galaxy Zoo project, there will be also be a general Questions & Answers session. The event takes place on Monday 11th […] Continue Reading »

Astronomy and Space News Roundup: 19th May 2013 to 24th May 2013

The UK’s first official astronaut is chosen; Zombie Comets from Interplanetary Space; Priceless samples of the Moon rediscovered after being misplaced over 40 years ago; and more… Date Title/Link Source Submitted by 19th May 2013 Evidence of the existence of ’multiverse’ revealed for the first time by cosmic map Daily Mail Ken Clarke 20th May […] Continue Reading »

Constellation of the Month (November 2008) – Andromeda, by Steve Southern

High in the south at midnight in November is the wonderful constellation of Andromeda. Look for it almost directly above you towards the South at around midnight during November. Click for printable map Myth Andromeda is the Greek daughter of Queen Cassiopeia and King Cephus of Ethiopia. Andromeda was very beautiful making Hera, wife […] Continue Reading »

Members Observations (Up to December 1997)

Drawings by John Knott Lunar Observations by John Knott, August 1992 – December 1996 Mars Observations by John Knott, March – April 1997 Astrophotography by Gerard Gilligan Astrophotography by David Forshaw David Forshaw’s Astronomy Homepage Noctilucent Clouds photographed by David Galvin Drawings by Geoff Regan Jupiter Mars Saturn Comet Hyakutake More drawings by Geoff Regan […] Continue Reading »

Deep Sky Observations by Tony Williams from COAA

Some images taken on Ektachrome film by Tony Williams on a COAA (Centro de Observação Astronómica no Algarve) trip in October 1998. Images include galaxies, nebulae and open clusters. Continue Reading »