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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 »
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 »
The January 2014 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for session 2013-14, will take place on Friday, January 17th 2014 from 7pm. Our Guest speaker this month is Mr Martin Lunn MBE FRAS, who will speak on the subject of “King Charles’ Star – Supernova Cassiopeia A” Syllabus/membership cards for 2013-14 will also be made available […]Continue Reading »
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 »
We have a team led by Dave Thomson actively searching for supernova, below is an image of a supernova we independently discovered 29/05/2009 and the telescope used for these searches.Continue Reading »
Following on from his article last month Brian Finney brings the latest news on Multi-wavelength observations with a portrait of a star-forming cloud, called NGC 346 which is the brightest star-forming region in the Small Magellanic Cloud. The colour code is red for infra red wavelengths showing cold dust; green for visible wavelengths and blue […]Continue Reading »