The Liverpool Astronomical Society

“SIC ITUR AD ASTRA” (Thus The Way To The Stars)

The Society’s aims are the same as when it was formed in 1881:

To promote the science of Astronomy primarily in Liverpool and the neighbourhood thereof

Registered as a Charitable Educational Trust – No 519955.


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What’s In The Night Sky?

The apps below allow you to set both your current location and the time of day/night, so you can see not only what is visible right now from where you are, but also for other times and places.

  • Stellarium
    • Web browser (free, simple but effective, no installation required)
    • Desktop version (free, requires installation but has more advanced features. Available for Linux, MacOS X, Windows)
    • Mobile version
      • Android (free, with in-app purchases to unlock advanced features such as telescope control)
      • iOS (£9.99)
  • SkySafari
    • Desktop version (prices range from Free, with in-app purchases, to £54.99 depending on version. MacOS X only.)
      Note: The SkySafari website says $9.99 for the entry-level version, but on visiting the Apple App Store it is actually Free
    • Mobile version
      • Android (prices range from free, with in-app purchases, to £34.99 depending on version)
        Note: The SkySafari website says $2.99 for the entry-level version, but on visiting the Google App Store it is actually Free
      • iOS (prices range from £2.99, with in-app purchases, to £38.99, depending on version)

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Other useful links

You can find more astronomy and science related sites on our Links page here.


Gerard Gilliga and Allan Chapman - 24th February 2017
At our February 2017 lecture we welcomed an old friend in Professor Allan Chapman, who gave us his talk on “The Ferret of Comets; Charles Messier and astronomy in 18th century France.”
As usual Allan delivered an entertaining, informative and inspiring talk. The audience of approximately 90 people showed their appreciation with an extended applause afterwards.
“As always, it was a great pleasure to come up to the LAS and to speak. I was delighted to get such a large and appreciative audience”; Allan Chapman