Category Archives: Solar System

International SUNday @ Leighton Observatory: Sunday, 21st June 2015

  The Liverpool A.S. are hosting a Solar observing session at the leighton observatory, come along and see the Sun as never before. Continue Reading »

2016 – 2017 Annual General Meeting (A.G.M.), Friday 19th May, 2017

Please note that this event is not open to the general public without prior arrangement with the LAS Secretary. The first part of the AGM is the business of the Society for the past year, but following tea/coffee we will have the following short presentations by society members. Speaker Title To be confirmed To be […] Continue Reading »

Solar Eclipse & BBC Stargazing Live: Friday, 20th March 2015

The LAS are hosting a BBC Stargazing Live event at our Leighton observatory, Pex Hill, Cronton. Come along and see a partial (90%) eclipse of the Sun. View through special telescopes. Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting: Friday 18th November, 2016

The November 2016 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for session 2016-17, will take place on Friday, November 18th 2016 from 7pm. Our guest speaker this month is Mr. Paul L Money FRAS FBIS, whose lecture is entitled: “Into the Darkness, but shining a light” – The New Horizons mission to Pluto and beyond Subscriptions for […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting, Friday 13th February 2015

The February 2015 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for session 2014-15, will take place on Friday, February 13th 2015 from 7pm. Our guest speaker this month is Professor Jamie Gilmour, Professor of Planetary Science, School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, Manchester University, whose lecture is entitled “The Evolution of the Solar System” Could existing […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting, Friday 12th December 2014

The December 2014 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for session 2014-15 will take place on Friday, December 12th 2014 from 7pm. This month will see a series of presentations from our very own members, and will be interrupted half way for Free tea/coffee with Christmas light refreshments break. The proposed agenda is below – the […] Continue Reading »

Tanabata Festival (Japanese Star Festival)

Come and join the Conservation Volunteers and Liverpool Astronomical Society to celebrate Tanabata, or the Star Festival, it is held on the evening of 7 July throughout Japan. The festival traces its origins to a romantic legend that the Cowherd Star (Altair) and Weaver Star (Vega), lovers separated by the Milky Way, are allowed to […] Continue Reading »

Professor Colin Pillinger, 1944-2014

British planetary scientist Professor Colin Pillinger, best known for his 2003 attempt to land a UK spacecraft on Mars, has died aged 70, it was announced this morning. British planetary science has lost one it’s corner stones, and without Colin the UK would still be well behind many European countries in exploring the solar system. […] Continue Reading »

Saturn at Opposition, 10th May 2014

Saturn reaches Opposition (this means it is directly opposite the Sun as seen from Earth and so at it’s brightest) on 10th May at 18:00 GMT / 19:00 BST (do note however that it doesn’t rise until about 20:15 BST) reaching Magnitude +0.1 in the constellation of Libra. You may notice a brightening effect around the […] Continue Reading »