Author Archives: Liverpool Astronomical Society

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Special Offer: Sky at Night Magazine – 5 issues for £5

With the stargazing season in upon us, here’s an opportunity to try 5 issues of BBC Sky at Night Magazine for only £5 by Direct Debit! Visit and use the promotional code STLA5F15 to subscribe NOW! BBC Sky at Night Magazine is the hands-on guide to astronomy for those who want to discover more […] Continue Reading »

Calling LAS Members – have you taken a great astronomical photo?

The Liverpool AS is currently producing a new set of large sized posters for use at public events. We think it would be fantastic if, rather than showing generic shots, we could showcase some of the amazing astrophotography our members produce. We’re looking for examples of your best high resolution astrophotography – full attribution will, […] Continue Reading »

Professor Colin Pillinger, 1944-2014

British planetary scientist Professor Colin Pillinger, best known for his 2003 attempt to land a UK spacecraft on Mars, has died aged 70, it was announced this morning. British planetary science has lost one it’s corner stones, and without Colin the UK would still be well behind many European countries in exploring the solar system. […] Continue Reading »

Clear skies tonight – please count the stars and help us save them

We have received an update from Emma Marrington (Senior Rural Policy Campaigner at the Campaign to Protect Rural England), regarding the Star Count for National Astronomy Week 2014 (which runs until 8th March). Tuesday 4 March 2014 Good afternoon Last weekend, I went out and took a look at the night sky to see how […] Continue Reading »

Rating of items now restricted to Registered Users of the site

Due to an unfortunate abuse of the ratings system by some mean-spirited people hiding behind anonymity, only logged in users of the website will now have the option to rate items on the site such as articles and events. We’re not saying “Don’t rate an article/event with a low score”, however unless you explain the […] Continue Reading »

Message of thanks re: Wirral Star Party (National Astronomy Week 2014)

Just a message of thanks, once again to all the LAS Members who helped with last night’s Wirral Star Party, which was attended by approx 125 members of the public. The weather tried to crash the party with rain and cloud, but we did get some clear spells, to enjoy Jupiter, and lots more. Special […] Continue Reading »

Important notice for customers of Virgin Media

It has recently come to our attention that e-mails sent from us to Virgin Media e-mail accounts are going directly to their customers’ “Spam” folder, which by default is not immediately visible. If you use Virgin Media’s e-mail services (including those inherited from Telewest/blueyonder and NTL), you may not have received e-mails sent from our […] Continue Reading »

New feature: Weather resources

We’ve added a new item, Weather Resources, to the website, which we hope you will find of interest. It is located under the “News & Resources” menu item (formerly just “News”). On our weather pages you can find a selection of the latest images in various wavelengths from Eumetsat’s geostationary Meteosat satellite series, as well […] Continue Reading »

Articles from old LAS Newsletters

We are happy to announce that we have begun to add some articles from old LAS Newsletters (aka News Circulars). You can view a list (which will be updated as the articles are posted) by clicking here. Since the Newsletter is a paid-subscription service, in order to keep things fair for those who subscribe, there […] Continue Reading »