Category Archives: Light Pollution

Clear skies tonight – please count the stars and help us save them

We have received an update from Emma Marrington (Senior Rural Policy Campaigner at the Campaign to Protect Rural England), regarding the Star Count for National Astronomy Week 2014 (which runs until 8th March). Tuesday 4 March 2014 Good afternoon Last weekend, I went out and took a look at the night sky to see how […] Continue Reading »

Star Count 2014 – Count stars, win a prize

The Campaign to Protect Rural England‘s Dark Skies division and the British Astronomical Association have partnered with National Astronomy Week 2014 to run Star Count 2014. From the website: By taking part in our Star Count you will be helping us to find out which part of the country has the darkest skies where the […] 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 »

New LED streetlamp design may help reduce light pollution

A news article from the BBC outlines work by a team who are developing an improvement to LED streetlamp designs, which they claim will be able to reduce the wasted light (i.e. that which goes in undesired directions such as ‘up’) to just 2%. Click here for the BBC News article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22292129 Assuming that the […] Continue Reading »

Hidden Costs of Light Pollution

As people interested in the night sky, we’re often aware of Light Pollution’s most direct impact on us (indeed it’s increasingly difficult to escape it) but sometimes forget about its other influences too. Animals (including humans) are affected by light in ways which often aren’t obvious until you know about them. The short video below, […] Continue Reading »

The LAS Star Party at Croxteth Hall December 2nd/3rd, 2000

The following are a few snaps I took with an Olympus C3000Z. Original resolution 2048×1536; most JPEGs generally 512×384. Continue Reading »

Summer Lecture Program, August – September 1995

Summer lectures series – 1995 Being held during selective Wednesday evenings between June and Early September at the N.M.G.M-Liverpool Museum, Basement Lecture Theatre, from 7pm:- August 2nd Speaker: Mr Ken Clark (Liverpool A.S.) “The Apollo 13 story” August 9th Speaker: Ms Karole Hughes (Liverpool A.S.) “Stellar Structure” August 23rd Speakers: Mr Rob Johnson (Liverpool A.S.) […] Continue Reading »