Category Archives: The History of Astronomy

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 »

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 […] Continue Reading »

UPDATE: Monthly Meeting: Friday 19th February, 2016

The February 2016 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for session 2015-16, will take place on Friday, February 19th 2015 from 7pm. Due to unforeseen circumstances, our scheduled guest speaker Dr. Chris Copperwheat,  LT2 Project Scientist at Liverpool John Moores University is unable to join us as planned. A replacement guest speaker has kindly agreed to […] 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 20th January, 2017

The January 2017 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for session 2016-17, will take place on Friday, January 20th 2017 from 7pm. Our guest speaker this month is Melanie Davies FRAS, the founder of Creative Space, Hastings, whose lecture is entitled: “The Pleiades” – covering the mythology to modern-day science Subscriptions for 2016-2017 are now overdue […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting: Friday 24th February, 2017

The February 2017 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for session 2016-17, will take place on Friday, February 24th 2017 from 7pm. Please note that this is the 4th Friday of the month, not the 3rd Friday. Our guest speaker this month is Dr. Allan Chapman FRAS, whose lecture is entitled: “The ‘Ferret of Comets’; Charles […] Continue Reading »

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 »

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 »

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 »

‘A World A Particle’ at The Victoria Gallery & Museum Liverpool

A  new exhibition in the Tate Hall Museum charts the contribution of the University of Liverpool made to the field of Particle Physics – Past, Present and Future. The exhibition aims to ‘demystify’ particle physics for the general visitor whilst exhibiting some of the fascinating and spectacular machinery that has been used here in Liverpool, […] Continue Reading »