Category Archives: Multispectral Astronomy

Monthly Meeting: Friday 17th March, 2017

The March 2017 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for session 2016-17, will take place on Friday, March 17th 2017 from 7pm. Our guest speaker this month is Dr. Rene Breton of the University of Manchester, with a lecture entitled: “Einstein’s Relativity: Tested to the Limit with Pulsars” Dr. Breton writes: Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity […] 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 »

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 »

Special Monthly Meeting, Tuesday June 19th 2012

There will be an extra meeting this year, to be held Tuesday 19th June 2012. Dr Valerie Connaughton from the University of Alabama, USA has kindly agreed to come and talk to the LAS whilst she is over in the UK. The Talk is entitled “The Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope: Construction, Launch, and Observer of […] Continue Reading »

Multi-wavelength Observing – December 2008, by Brian Finney

NASA’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer finds the Ghost of Mirach alive and well. Adapted from GALEX website (http://www.galex.caltech.edu/media/glx2008-02r_img01.html) The “Ghost of Mirach” galaxy is shown in visible light on the left, and in ultraviolet on the right. The fields of view are identical in both pictures, with the Ghost of Mirach – a galaxy called NGC […] Continue Reading »

Multi-wavelength Observing – November 2008, by Brian Finney

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 »

Multi-wavelength Observing – The Future, by Brian Finney

Our electromagnetic wavelength detectors – eyes to you and me – are only sensitised to light in the visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Whilst I have a great respect for nature and its ability to even develop the eye, a magnificent piece of equipment, it has extreme limitations for the purposes of astronomy. The […] Continue Reading »