Once again the Liverpool Astronomical Society, for the 3rd year, will be running our very popular Young Astronomers Club at Pex Hill Leighton Observatory. The club is aimed at 10-15 years olds but younger or older budding astronomers are welcome too. All youngsters must be accompanied at all times by parents or guardians. The sessions will be between October 2012 and March 2013. Start time 7pm until 8:30pm.
NOTE: Members are always welcome to use the observatory any time, arrange with Brendan Martin, Observatory Director. Dates are below (all activity subject to change and the weather);
Thursday October 25th, 2012
- Star magnitudes and distances.
- The major constellations in the winter sky. Night sky pointers
- Followed by general observing plus and other activity. 11 day old Moon
Thursday November 22nd, 2012
- How to observe M31, M27 and other easier Messier objects with a telescope or binoculars.
- Thinking of buying a telescope.
- Followed by observing the10 day old Moon and other objects plus other activity.
Thursday December 20th, 2012
- Missions to Mars and what they’ve found.
- About Jupiter and observing it in Taurus.
- General observing and discussions. 8 day old Moon
Thursday January 24th, 2013
- Star hopping with a telescope or binoculars. How to find your way around the sky.
- Help setting up telescopes and general observing. 12 day old Moon.
Thursday February 21st, 2013
- Life of stars.
- Why are some nebulae red and others blue? ie M42 Orion nebula and M45 Pleiades.
- General observing and discussions. 11 day old Moon.
Thursday March 21st, 2013
- Habitable Exoplanets. Is there life out there?
- What causes a Solar Eclipse?
- General observing and close down
For more information contact the Observatory Director, Brendan Martin