Syllabus 2019-2020

Liverpool Astronomical Society Meetings & Events
Session for 2019-2020

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
2019
Friday, 20th September The Quaker Meeting House,
22 School Lane,
Liverpool City Centre,
L1 3BT
138th Presidential Address

 

Mr. Gerard Gilligan
Chairman
The Society for the History of Astronomy

on behalf of
Mr. Steve Southern
LAS President 2019-2020

Bidston Observatory & The Death of an Astronomer
& Welcome Buffet
Autumn Star Party
Saturday 5th October from 7pm
Croxteth Hall & Country Park,
Muirhead Avenue East,
Liverpool,
Merseyside,
L12 0HB
Public Star Party Night sky views
Telescopes and Events
Event Link
Friday, 18th October
The William Lassell Memorial Lecture
The Quaker Meeting House,
22 School Lane,
Liverpool City Centre,
L1 3BT
Ms. Melanie Davies FRAS
Founder of Creative Space, Hastings
Titan: A candidate for evolution?
Friday, 15th November The Quaker Meeting House,
22 School Lane,
Liverpool City Centre,
L1 3BT
Dr. Steve Barrett,
Department of Physics at the University of Liverpool
Fiat Lux
Friday, 13th December
(2nd 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
2020
Friday, 17th January The Quaker Meeting House,
22 School Lane,
Liverpool City Centre,
L1 3BT
Mr. Russell Parry Safe Food Production from the Space Race
Friday, 21st February
The Jeremiah Horrocks Memorial Lecture
The Quaker Meeting House,
22 School Lane,
Liverpool City Centre,
L1 3BT
Professor Andrew Newsam
Liverpool John Moores University
“Art & Astronomy: Universal Appeal
Spring Star Party
To be confirmed
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, 20th March The Quaker Meeting House,
22 School Lane,
Liverpool City Centre,
L1 3BT
Professor Derek Ward-Thompson
University of Central Lancashire
How to Take a Picture of a Black Hole
Observatory Open Day
To be confirmed
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, 17th April The Quaker Meeting House,
22 School Lane,
Liverpool City Centre,
L1 3BT
Mr. Pete Williamson FRAS
Astro Radio
From Herschel to Hawkwind: Music and Astronomy
Friday, 15th May The Quaker Meeting House,
22 School Lane,
Liverpool City Centre,
L1 3BT
LAS A.G.M. 2019 – 2020 Society business
Members’ talks (subjects to be confirmed)
Event Link
June – August: No Monthly Meetings, however Weekly Meetings continue at Leighton Observatory during the Summer Months