LAS Meetings and Events 1995-1996

Weekly Meetings

At the Society’s City Observatory, NMGM-Liverpool Museum, William Brown Street each Wednesday between 7.00 to 9.00pm. EXCEPT BETWEEN CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR.

Monthly Meetings for session 1995-96

Society monthly meetings are held every third Friday of the month between September to the following May. They take place at the NMGM-Liverpool Museum Lecture theatre, William Brown Street, Liverpool City Centre, England, U.K. from 7-9pm. New members are always most welcome


September 22nd:-

The Presidential address followed by a Cheese and Wine Reception
Address to be given by Mr M.Ghorbal – “Solar Eclipses in History”

October 20th:-

The 8th William Lassell Memorial Lecture :
Speaker, Mr Roy Caswell – “Big Bang or Big Illusion”

October 21st:- Saturday at 10am-5pm

North West Societies Meeting.

Liverpool Museum Lecture Theatre.
Main Speaker, Dr Allan Chapman – Oxford University.

In the morning there will be Society displays, sales, and visits to the L.A.S. City Observatory containing the 5″ Cooke telescope, and Liverpool Museum Planetarium

In the Afternoon, after lunch, four short 20 minute talks from members of N.W. Societies, followed by our Main Lecture.
Tea and Coffee provided all day. Car parking in front of museum and within city centre.

Reg fee on the Day:
Adults £2.50p, Under 16’s £1.50p

10.00am Doors open
Displays of Astronomical Work by Liverpool A.S. and NW Societies.
Construction Projects
Computers in Astronomy, Astronomers Den, WWW
Earth & Sky books
Observatory/Planetarium visits
12.00-1.00pm Lunch
1.00pm Four 20-25 min talks on various astronomical topics
3-3.30pm Tea/Coffee break
3.30pm Main Speaker – Dr Allan Chapman, Oxford University
“The Poor and Unknown Victorian Amateur Astronomer”
4.15pm Close of meeting.

Times subject to alteration

November 17th:-

Speaker, Mr Alex Colburn
“CCD Astronomy”

December 8th:-

Members short papers night


January 19th:-

Speaker Dr Micheal Houlden, Liverpool University
Subject to be confirmed

January 20th:-

Young Astronomers Day No 12 at NMGM – Liverpool Museum 10am-1pm.
Theme for the Day is “An Introduction to the Solar System”.

For application forms contact Mr Colin Murray.

Age limit for YAD 12 is 9-15 years, there are 65 places available for this meeting, and they will be filled on a first come first served basis.

Closing date for Applications is

Contact the above address for news of the 13th YAD in April or May 1996.

January 26th, 27th, and 28th 1996

Public Star Party at Croxteth Hall and Park
Situated 7 miles outside Liverpool City centre

  • Observations of the night sky with telescopes,(weather permitting).
  • Talks, sales, displays of Society observations and how to join the society – indoors.
  • Hot drinks on sale.
  • Please dress warmly and no white lights please!

More details HERE. (link removed as URL is invalid)
Location of Croxteth Park and Hall at number 17 on map. (link removed as URL is invalid)

* The members of Liverpool Astronomical Society would like to thank all the members of the public for came to our weekend despite the weather, over 600 over the three nights, with Sunday the 28th the best for clear skies. We would also like to thank the members of staff at Croxteth Hall & Park for their invaluable help over the three nights. *

February 16th:-

Speaker Prof. John Dyson, Department of Physics and Astronomy – The University of Manchester.
“Planetary Nebulae”

March 15th:-

Speaker Mr Geoffrey Owen –
“Computer control of Telescopes”

April 19th:-

Speaker Mr John Brough –
“William Herschel; Advances in Planetary Astronomy”

May 11th 1996

F.A.S. Convention and A.G.M. – Science Lecture Theatre Block, Crown St/Brownlow Hill, Liverpool University.
Details to be confirmed

May 17th:-

The Liverpool A.S. Annual General Meeting
Followed by Slides and members reports.

Details of all Liverpool A.S. meetings, events, society sections, and membership can be obtained by sending a large sae to:-

Mr Ken Clark
Liverpool Astronomical Society