Tag Archives: BBC

Monthly Meeting: Friday 18th March, 2016

The March 2016 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for session 2015-16, will take place on Friday, March 18th 2015 from 7pm. Our guest speaker this month is Dr. David Whitehouse PhD, author and broadcaster, whose lecture is entitled: “Astronomy in the Media” If your 2015-2016 subscriptions have not yet been paid, your membership has lapsed. […] Continue Reading »

Stargazing Live 2014, report by Steve Southern

LAS at Stargazing Live, 7th and 8th January 2014 Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th January 2014 at Stargazing Live, Jodrell Bank Once again for the third year in a row, the LAS was asked to participate in the very successful Stargazing Live events run by the BBC at Jodrell Bank.  Adult Members and Young Astronomers […] Continue Reading »

Podcast: In Our Time – Cosmic Rays

You may be interested in this week’s edition of the BBC radio programme “In Our Time“, hosted by Melvyn Bragg, which deals with the topic of Cosmic Rays. From the BBC iPlayer site: Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss cosmic rays. In 1912 the physicist Victor Hess discovered that the Earth is under constant bombardment […] Continue Reading »

Image from the BBC from Stargazing Live 2013

Below are two images taken by Paul Vanezis of the BBC, at this year’s Stargazing Live event in Jodrell Bank, which the BBC have very kindly given us permission to use. Please note that these images are not to be used or redistributed under any circumstance without the express permission of the BBC. Continue Reading »

iPlayer radio programme about Comets

As alerted to us by LAS website user Brian on our Forums, this week’s episode of the Radio 4 “In Our Time” programme, hosted by Melvyn Bragg, covers the subject of comets. You can listen in your browser or save the file to your computer for listening to on an MP3 player/transferring to iPod etc. […] Continue Reading »

Event Report: Stargazing Live 2013 by Steve Southern

Stargazing Live 2013 By Steve Southern Once again the BBC Stargazing Live programmes on BBC2 have sparked massive interest in the hobby of astronomy throughout the UK. And, as last year, the Liverpool Astronomical Society has been heavily involved with the live Jodrell Bank TV programmes. Plus our own local activities with more to come […] Continue Reading »

Event Report: BBC Stargazing Live 2013 – Night 1, 8th January 2013

We’ve had a great time with the BBC and everybody else tonight at Stargazing Live. A big thanks to all who took part both in front of the cameras and behind the scenes. It was great to see some of our younger members get some camera time too :-) The weather decided to be a […] Continue Reading »

Event report: BBC Stargazing Live 2013 – Night 2, 9th January 2013, personal report by Mark Galvin

Wednesday night’s Stargazing Live was even better than Tuesday night’s – we actually got to observe more than clouds! Again, a huge thanks to Jodrell Bank and the BBC, including all the behind-scenes staff, of which there are many. Everybody from both organisations was helpful and very polite, despite the pressure that a live broadcast […] Continue Reading »

BBC Stargazing Live 2013

The BBC ran “Stargazing Live” again in 2013. Click here to find all Liverpool Astronomical Society reports from this year’s Stargazing Live events (more will be added as we get them) and if you have an event report you wish to submit to the website please let us know! The BBC TV programmes have now […] Continue Reading »