Category Archives: Interesting Things

[SOLD OUT] LJMU Roscoe Lecture: “Are We Alone?”, April 21st, 2016

Please note that this event has now sold out Liverpool John Moores University’s Roscoe Lecture for April 2016 is entitled “Are We Alone?” and will be given by Professor Monica Grady CBE, Professor of Planetery & Spaces Sciences at the Open University. The event is free to attend, but you must register your place in […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting: Friday 18th March, 2016

The March 2016 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for session 2015-16, will take place on Friday, March 18th 2015 from 7pm. Our guest speaker this month is Dr. David Whitehouse PhD, author and broadcaster, whose lecture is entitled: “Astronomy in the Media” If your 2015-2016 subscriptions have not yet been paid, your membership has lapsed. […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Gallery: May 2013

This is the second in our series of Monthly Galleries. For more information about these galleries, and why we’ve chosen some of the images, please see this page. There are some stunning images in this month’s collection, from aurora to deep-sky, noctilucent clouds, lunar and solar observations, plus others. A huge thank you to all […] Continue Reading »

Podcast: In Our Time – Cosmic Rays

You may be interested in this week’s edition of the BBC radio programme “In Our Time“, hosted by Melvyn Bragg, which deals with the topic of Cosmic Rays. From the BBC iPlayer site: Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss cosmic rays. In 1912 the physicist Victor Hess discovered that the Earth is under constant bombardment […] 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 »

Astronomy and Space News Roundup: 25th April 2013

Where to look for aliens in the Solar System, what happens when you hit a gas giant with a big snowball, the Horsehead in infra-red, and more… Continue Reading »