Category Archives: Spacecraft and Spaceflight

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 21st April, 2017

The April 2017 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for session 2016-17, will take place on Friday, April 21st 2017 from 7pm. Our guest speaker this month is Mr. Martin Lunn MBE FRAS, whose lecture is entitled: “Telstar” Subscriptions for 2016-2017 are now overdue and should have been paid by October 1st. Adult Annual Subscription is […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting: Friday 18th November, 2016

The November 2016 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for session 2016-17, will take place on Friday, November 18th 2016 from 7pm. Our guest speaker this month is Mr. Paul L Money FRAS FBIS, whose lecture is entitled: “Into the Darkness, but shining a light” – The New Horizons mission to Pluto and beyond Subscriptions for […] Continue Reading »

International Space Station (ISS) Visible over Liverpool in December 2014

Information is courtesy of Heaven’s Above – click on each date to get a sky chart showing the pass. Date Brightness Start Highest point End Pass type (mag) Time Alt. Az. Time Alt. Az. Time Alt. Az. 09 Dec -0.4 18:41:58 10° SSW 18:42:09 11° S 18:42:09 11° S visible 10 Dec -0.9 17:52:32 10° […] Continue Reading »

Professor Colin Pillinger, 1944-2014

British planetary scientist Professor Colin Pillinger, best known for his 2003 attempt to land a UK spacecraft on Mars, has died aged 70, it was announced this morning. British planetary science has lost one it’s corner stones, and without Colin the UK would still be well behind many European countries in exploring the solar system. […] Continue Reading »

Lecture by Sy Liebergot on being a Flight Controller in Mission Control during the Apollo 13 crisis

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT. Apollo 13 was to be the third Lunar landing until an explosion in an oxygen tank crippled the spacecraft, leaving the three man crew in grave danger 200,000 miles from Earth. In his lecture, Sy will talk about his key role in the Apollo 13 crisis, how he […] Continue Reading »

Astronomy and Space News Roundup: 24th May 2013 to 30th June 2013

We haven’t posted any news roundups for a few weeks, so this is a bumper crop. Thanks to everyone who’s been sending things in! Date Title/Link Source Submitted by 24th May 2013 Crack team of seamstresses from underwear maker Playtex revealed as secret behind the Apollo spacesuits Daily Mail Ken Clarke 24th May 2013 First […] Continue Reading »