Syllabus 2017-2018

Liverpool Astronomical Society Meetings & Events
Session for 2017-2018

Weekly Meetings

When: Every Wednesday 7-9pm (Closed at Xmas/New Year)
For full details of other dates contact the Observatory Director.
Where: Liverpool Astronomical Society’s Leighton Observatory,
Pex Hill,
Cronton,
near Widnes,
Cheshire,
WA8 5QW

Maps are available by clicking here.

Monthly Meetings

When: Third Friday of the Month (September – May). Meetings at 7pm – 9:30pm (unless otherwise stated)
For further details, click here.
Where: The Quaker Meeting House,
22 School Lane,
Liverpool City Centre,
L1 3BT

Regular Attendance of Weekly and/or Monthly Meetings by non-Members

While we do welcome members of the public, we do ask you to consider that, since everything is paid for from our Membership subscriptions, if you find yourself attending a Weekly meeting more than 3 times, or Monthly meetings more than twice, you might consider joining the LAS (the cost is minimal and there are a lot of benefits).

Date Venue Event / Guest speaker Subject & Title
2017
Friday, 15th September The Quaker Meeting House,
22 School Lane,
Liverpool City Centre,
L1 3BT
136th Presidential Address
Mr. Steve Southern
LAS President 2017-2018
“My top 10 astronomical objects to Observe”
& Welcome Buffet
Friday, 20th October
The William Lassell Memorial Lecture
The Quaker Meeting House,
22 School Lane,
Liverpool City Centre,
L1 3BT
Mr. Paul L Money FRAS FBIS “Triumphs of Voyager [part 1]: Journey to Jupiter, Splendours of Saturn”
Wirral Star Party
Saturday 28th October from 7pm
Wirral Country Park Visitor Centre,
Station Road,
Thurstaston,
Wirral,
Merseyside,
CH61 0HN
Public Star Party Night sky views
Telescopes and Events in Visitor Centre
Friday, 17th November The Quaker Meeting House,
22 School Lane,
Liverpool City Centre,
L1 3BT
Dr. Julian Onions
University of Nottingham
“Metal Detecting”
Friday, 8th December
(2nd Friday)
The Quaker Meeting House,
22 School Lane,
Liverpool City Centre,
L1 3BT
LAS Members’ Talks
Mr. Gerard Gilligan
Society for the History of Astronomy
“Astronomer Charles Leadbetter – Our man from Cronton”
TBC “”
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2018
Friday, 19th January The Quaker Meeting House,
22 School Lane,
Liverpool City Centre,
L1 3BT
Mr. Mark Townley
Brierley Hill Solar
“Our Local Star”
Friday, 16th February The Quaker Meeting House,
22 School Lane,
Liverpool City Centre,
L1 3BT
Dr. Glyn Marsh “Sir Robert Ludwig Mond and the Mond Photographic Equatorial – a local astronomy connection”
Friday, 16th March The Quaker Meeting House,
22 School Lane,
Liverpool City Centre,
L1 3BT
Dr. Katherine Joy
University of Manchester
“Space rocks on ice: Hunting for meteorites in Antarctica”
Spring – date to be confirmed
Wirral Star Party
Wirral Country Park Visitor Centre,
Station Road,
Thurstaston,
Wirral,
Merseyside,
CH61 0HN
Public Star Party Night sky views
Telescopes and Events in Visitor Centre
Friday, 20th April The Quaker Meeting House,
22 School Lane,
Liverpool City Centre,
L1 3BT
Mr. Paul L Money FRAS FBIS “Triumphs of Voyager [part 2]: Where no probe has gone before”
Spring – date to be confirmed
Observatory Open Day
Leighton Observatory,
Pex Hill,
Cronton,
near Widnes,
Cheshire,
WA8 5QW
Observatory Open Day and Night Public tours of Observatory, talks, solar observations and lots more!
Friday, 18th May The Quaker Meeting House,
22 School Lane,
Liverpool City Centre,
L1 3BT
LAS A.G.M. 2017 – 2018 Society business
Members’ talks (subjects to be confirmed)
June – August: No Monthly Meetings, however Weekly Meetings continue at Leighton Observatory during the Summer Months