Syllabus 2018-2019

Liverpool Astronomical Society Meetings & Events
Session for 2018-2019

Weekly Meetings

When: Every Wednesday 7.00pm – 9.00pm (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: September to May. Usually the third Friday of the month (unless otherwise noted). Meetings at 7.00pm – 9.00pm (unless otherwise noted).
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
2018
Friday, 21st September The Quaker Meeting House,
22 School Lane,
Liverpool City Centre,
L1 3BT
137th Presidential Address
Mr. Steve Southern
LAS President 2018-2019
“My top 10 astronomical objects to Observe”
& Welcome Buffet
Wirral Star Party
Saturday 13th October from 7pm
Nb. New venue
Dee Sailing Club,
Station Road,
Thurstaston,
Wirral,
Merseyside,
CH61 0HN
Public Star Party Night sky views
Telescopes and Events in Visitor Centre
Event Link
Friday, 19th October
The William Lassell Memorial Lecture
The Quaker Meeting House,
22 School Lane,
Liverpool City Centre,
L1 3BT
Mr. William Stewart
Network for Meteor Triangulation and Orbit Determination
“Shooting While You Sleep: Modern Methods of Detecting & Analysing Meteors”
Friday, 16th November The Quaker Meeting House,
22 School Lane,
Liverpool City Centre,
L1 3BT
Mr. Peter Williamson FRAS “Remote Telescopes for Education & Public Access”
Friday, 7th December
(1st Friday)
The Quaker Meeting House,
22 School Lane,
Liverpool City Centre,
L1 3BT
LAS Members’ Talks
TBC – if you are a member who wishes to give a short presentation,
please contact the Secretary via this form
To be confirmed
TBC To be confirmed
TBC To be confirmed
2019
Friday, 18th January The Quaker Meeting House,
22 School Lane,
Liverpool City Centre,
L1 3BT
Dr. Steve Barrett,
Department of Physics at the University of Liverpool
“Legacy of the Hubble Space Telescope”
Friday, 15th February The Quaker Meeting House,
22 School Lane,
Liverpool City Centre,
L1 3BT
Dr. Allan Chapman FRAS “Islands in the Sky; Edwin Hubble, the Galaxies, and the ‘Star’ of Mt. Wilson”
Friday, 22nd March
(4th Friday)
The Quaker Meeting House,
22 School Lane,
Liverpool City Centre,
L1 3BT
Dr. Rob Lyon
Universities of Liverpool and Manchester
“The Square Kilometre Array: Astronomy at Scale”
Observatory Open Day
Sunday, 14th April
1pm – 9pm
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, 26th April
(4th Friday)
The Quaker Meeting House,
22 School Lane,
Liverpool City Centre,
L1 3BT
Professor Chris Lintott
University of Oxford/BBC “The Sky at Night“
To be confirmed
Friday, 17th May The Quaker Meeting House,
22 School Lane,
Liverpool City Centre,
L1 3BT
LAS A.G.M. 2018 – 2019 Society business
Members’ talks (subjects to be confirmed)
June – August: No Monthly Meetings, however Weekly Meetings continue at Leighton Observatory during the Summer Months