Category Archives: Telescopes

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 Dr. Glyn Marsh whose lecture is entitled: “Sir Robert Ludwig Mond and the Mond Photographic Equatorial – a local astronomy connection” Robert […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting: Friday, 20th November, 2015

The November 2015 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for session 2015-16, will take place on Friday, November 20th 2015 from 7pm. Our speakers this month are Mr. Brendan Martin & Mr. Geoff Regan, whose lecture about the making of a 30″ F3 telescope is entitled: “Make mine a half” Adult Annual Subscription is  £15.00 Junior […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting: Friday 15th April, 2016

The April 2016 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for session 2015-16, will take place on Friday, April 15th 2015 from 7pm. Our guest speaker this month is Mr. David Sellers of Leeds Astronomical Society and The Society for the History of Astronomy, whose lecture is entitled: “William Gascoigne (c. 1612 – 1644) & the Telescope […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting: Friday 9th December, 2016

The December 2016 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for session 2016-17, will take place on Friday, December 9th 2016 from 7pm. 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, with a break for Free tea/coffee […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting, Friday 16th January 2015

The January 2015 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for session 2014-15, will take place on Friday, January 16th 2015 from 7pm. Our guest speaker this month is Chairman of Blackpool and District Astronomical Society, Mr Peter Franklin whose lecture is entitled “Open the Roll-Off Roof HAL” and is the story of the construction of his own […] Continue Reading »

Buying a Telescope by Steve Southern (revised November 2013)

This article is also available as a PDF for easy printing – Click here to download the PDF version. If you’re new to astronomy and you’re thinking of buying your first telescope then this article should help you Shiny new telescopes do look very desirable and despite a levelling of price in recent years a […] Continue Reading »

Astronomia attending North-West Astronomy Festival 2013

Astronomical equipment suppliers and optical equipment specialists Astronomia have asked us to let LAS members know that they will be attending the upcoming North-West Astronomy Festival 2013 on the weekend of Sat/Sun 26th/27th October 2013. Astronomia have kindly offered to bring along any items which LAS members would like to have a look at in […] Continue Reading »

Buying a New Telescope

With the current popularity of astronomy due to programmes like BBC Stargazing Live there has been a marked increase in telescope sales. We regularly get requests from people struggling with their new purchases and we often find they have purchased something which is unsuitable for their needs – here at the Liverpool AS we are […] Continue Reading »

A Telescope for Christmas, by Steve Southern

This article has been superseded by an updated version written in November 2013 – please click here to view the new version. (Note by MG, 11th May 2013: The prices quoted in this article were accurate as of December 2008 but will likely have changed by now! It’s possible some of the prices given will […] Continue Reading »