Category Archives: Astronomical Objects and Phenomena

Articles and information on astronomical phenomena

Monthly Meeting: Mr. Sam Walton – “Space Weather”

The September 2021 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society will be held on Friday, September 17th from 19:00 to 21:00. This meeting is being held online via Zoom (LAS Members have been sent the Zoom link in your email) however it is also open for the public to watch via a live YouTube stream here. […] Continue Reading »

Observing the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction in December 2020

During December 2020, Jupiter and Saturn can be seen moving closer together low in the UK skies. At sunset, which is around 4pm in December look SSW, in between South and South West about 12 degrees up from the horizon. As dusk arrives you will see a bright “star” that actually isn’t a star it’s […] Continue Reading »

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 »