Category Archives: Astronomical Objects and Phenomena

Articles and information on astronomical phenomena

Star Count 2020

From the 21st to the 28th February 2020, The Countryside Charity are asking people around the UK to join a citizen-science project. Anybody can take part – all you need to do is count how many stars you can see with your eyes (no telescope needed!) in the constellation of Orion. For more information please […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting (William Lassell Memorial Lecture): Ms. Melanie Davies FRAS – “Titan: A candidate for evolution?”

The October 2019 (William Lassell Memorial Lecture) monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for the 2019 – 2020 (138th) session will be held on Friday, October 18th from 19:00 to 21:00. Our guest speaker this month is Ms. Melanie Davies from Creative Space – a Community Interest Company delivering astronomy outreach and public engagement to […] Continue Reading »

CANCELLED – Monthly Meeting: Professor Derek Ward-Thompson – “How to Take a Picture of a Black Hole” – CANCELLED

This event has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus situation     The March 2020 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for the 2019 – 2020 (138th) session will be held on Friday, March 20th from 19:00 to 21:00. Our guest speaker this month is Professor Derek Ward-Thompson, Head of the School of Physical Sciences […] Continue Reading »

Liverpool MakeFest 2019

The LAS will be at the annual MakeFest event again this year, on Saturday 29th June, with a selection of Apollo memorabilia (in the run-up to our own event at the Library in mid-July) as well as our Solar ‘scopes on the roof. The MakeFest event is FREE but you will need to book a […] Continue Reading »

Mission to the Moon: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

Join us on Saturday, 20th July at Liverpool’s Central Library for a day celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. We’ll be at the Library from 10am through to 5pm, along with a variety of guests, including regional astronomical societies, academics, interest groups and more. Lectures about the Apollo mission will run […] Continue Reading »

LAS at World Museum – Apollo displays, activities

As part of our ongoing Apollo celebrations, the LAS will be present at the World Museum on Saturday with a set of Apollo-related displays in the area outside the lecture theatre where Dr. Bowman’s talk will take place, as well the area near the 5th floor balcony. We will also have Solar scopes on the […] Continue Reading »

Lecture at World Museum: Dr. Kevin Bowman – “Rocket to the Moon”

Join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 10, with a special talk by Dr Kevin Bowman from the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute at the University of Central Lancashire. Apollo 10 descended to within 50,000 feet of the lunar surface and then returned to Earth. In his talk Dr Bowman, an expert on the American […] Continue Reading »

Solar Imaging Workshop, International SUNday, 24th June, 2018

As part of this year’s International SUNday, Brendan Martin will – if the weather is good to us – be observing and imaging the sun, and processing these images in the grounds of the observatory at Pex Hill. If you would like more information, please use the form below: Continue Reading »