Category Archives: Atmospheric Phenomena

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 »

New feature: Weather resources

We’ve added a new item, Weather Resources, to the website, which we hope you will find of interest. It is located under the “News & Resources” menu item (formerly just “News”). On our weather pages you can find a selection of the latest images in various wavelengths from Eumetsat’s geostationary Meteosat satellite series, as well […] Continue Reading »

Astronomy and Space News Roundup: 14th May 2013 to 19th May 2013

A tantalising taste of Titanian topography; the Southern Hemisphere’s only dedicated professional comet-hunting telescope may be forced to shut down; and a Near Earth Asteroid provides opportunities for the press to make tenuous statements about ocean liners and the Royal Family. Date Title/Link Source Submitted by 14th May 2013 40 Years Later, Skylab Space Station […] Continue Reading »

Possibility of aurora tonight, Sunday 17th March 2013

Following a large Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) impact earlier today, there is a possibility of aurora tonight. At the time of writing the KP index is measuring 6. The higher the number, the more likely we are to see an aurora. KP=6 means there’s a possibility. If it gets to 7 above the likelyhood increases […] Continue Reading »

Geomagnetic Storm in progress – Possible Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)

6th August 2011 02:40 BST (01:40 GMT) A Geomagnetic Storm is currently in progress, following several Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) from the Sun over the last few days. The KP index at the time of this post is between 7 and 8, which means there is a very high chance of seeing the aurora from […] Continue Reading »

LAS Young Astronomer awarded

Miss Sarah Gilligan, a member of Liverpool Astronomical Society, was awarded the runner-up prize in the first Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. The competition was organised by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, and the BBC’s Sky at Night Magazine as part of International Year of Astronomy 2009. Continue Reading »

Some Images by David Forshaw

Sunsets on Merseyside Above images photographed from Mersey heights, Frodsham. Taken via prime focus through a Celestron C5 Telescope, f10. Using Agfa 200 slide film, by David Forshaw. Assorted Images Above images taken with 50mm lens/Pentax K1000 on Agfa 200 film All Images are © David Forshaw Click Here for David’s Astronomy Page 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 »