Category Archives: The Science of Astronomy

Gravitational Waves: turning on the soundtrack to the Universe

(Please note, this is not an LAS organised event) The last two years have seen our ability to study our Universe change forever. For the first time we have been able to not only see the stars in the heavens, but to feel the very vibrations of the fabric of space-time produced when stars collide. […] Continue Reading »

The secret life of comets with Rosetta Mission Scientist, Dr Matt Taylor

(Please note, this is not an LAS organised event) Join astrophysicist and Liverpool alumnus, Dr Matt Taylor (MPhys Physics 1997), from the European Space Agency when he returns to Liverpool next month to talk about the early results from the historic Rosetta Mission – the most detailed study of a comet ever attempted. In this […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting: Friday, 20th October, 2017

The October 2017 (William Lassell Memorial Lecture) monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for the 2017 – 2018 (136th) session will be held on Friday, October 20th from 19:00 to 21:30. Our guest speaker this month is Mr. Paul L Money FRAS FBIS, whose lecture is entitled: “Triumphs of Voyager [part 1]: Journey to Jupiter, […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting: Friday, 20th April, 2018

The April 2018 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for the 2017 – 2018 (136th) session will be held on Friday, April 20th from 19:00 to 21:30. Our guest speaker this month is Mr. Paul L Money FRAS FBIS, whose lecture is entitled: “Triumphs of Voyager [part 2]: Where no probe has gone before” This […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting: Friday, 17th November, 2017

The November 2017 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for the 2017 – 2018 (136th) session will be held on Friday, November 17th from 19:00 to 21:30. Our guest speaker this month is Dr. Julian Onions of the University of Nottingham, whose lecture about metallicity in stars is entitled: “Metal Detecting” What are metals to […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting: Friday, 19th January, 2018

The January 2018 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for the 2017 – 2018 (136th) session will be held on Friday, January 19th from 19:00 to 21:30. Our guest speaker this month is Mr. Mark Townley of Brierley Hill Solar, whose lecture is entitled: “Our Local Star” Mark Townley gives an overview of the Sun, […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting: Friday, 16th February, 2018

The February 2018 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for the 2017 – 2018 (136th) session will be held on Friday, February 16th from 19:00 to 21:30. Our guest speaker this month is Prof. Ian Robson (BSc, Phd, FRAS, CPhys, FInstP) whose lecture is entitled: “The Discovery of Quasars” Quasars are the most powerful bodies […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting: Friday, 16th March, 2018

The March 2018 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for the 2017 – 2018 (136th) session will be held on Friday, March 16th from 19:00 to 21:30. Our guest speaker for this Friday’s monthly meeting has changed. My apologies for the short notice however ill health has befallen Dr. Katherine Joy and unfortunately she won’t […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting: Friday, 8th December, 2017

The December 2017 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for the 2017 – 2018 (136th) session will be held on Friday, December 8th from 19:00 to 21:30. Please note that this is the 2nd Friday of the month, not the 3rd Friday This month will see a series of presentations from our very own members, […] Continue Reading »

[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 »