Category Archives: Prominences, Filaments and Flares

Solar Day & Telescope Workshop at Pex Hill: Saturday, 15th July, 2017

To recognise the 90th Anniversary of the Total Solar Eclipse viewed from Southport on 29th June 1927 the Liverpool Astronomical Society will be having a Solar Day and telescope workshop on Saturday, 15th July from 1pm at the Leighton Observatory, Pex Hill. The event is expected to end at 7pm, but may continue later if weather […] Continue Reading »

International Sun Day, 22nd June 2014

For International SUN-day, June 22nd 2014, The Liverpool Astronomical Society is hosting a FREE solar observing day at their Leighton Observatory, Pex Hill, Cronton. The event runs from 1pm to 5pm, and will give people the opportunity to SAFELY view the sun through specially adapted telescopes, allowing you to see details you would never normally […] 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 »

Strong Solar Activity Continues (updated with h-alpha images from Mark Payne)

Solar activity is high. During a 24 hour period over May 13th and 14th, the sun unleashed three X-class solar flares. These are the strongest flares of the year so far, and they signal a significant increase in solar activity. The source of the flares, a large sunspot on the sun’s eastern limb, appears poised […] Continue Reading »

Astronomy and Space News Roundup: 5th May 2013 to 13th May 2013

The Sun may have finally realised it’s late for this cycle’s maxima, speculation that Hydrogen and dark matter are skulking together in the void between galaxies, and an emergency spacewalk to stop the ISS from losing its cool(ant). Date Title/Link Source Submitted by 6th May 2013 Landsat Thermal Sensor Lights Up from Volcano’s Heat NASA […] Continue Reading »