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Long hot summer days are behind us and maybe clean, dark, cold winter nights are ahead :-) The first monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for session 2013-14, will take place on Friday, September 20th 2013 from 7pm. The venue is the Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool City Centre. Doors will only open […]Continue Reading »
We haven’t posted any news roundups for a few weeks, so this is a bumper crop. Thanks to everyone who’s been sending things in! Date Title/Link Source Submitted by 24th May 2013 Crack team of seamstresses from underwear maker Playtex revealed as secret behind the Apollo spacesuits Daily Mail Ken Clarke 24th May 2013 First […]Continue Reading »
The UK’s first official astronaut is chosen; Zombie Comets from Interplanetary Space; Priceless samples of the Moon rediscovered after being misplaced over 40 years ago; and more… Date Title/Link Source Submitted by 19th May 2013 Evidence of the existence of ’multiverse’ revealed for the first time by cosmic map Daily Mail Ken Clarke 20th May […]Continue Reading »
A tantalising taste of Titanian topography; the Southern Hemisphere’s only dedicated professional comet-hunting telescope may be forced to shut down; and a Near Earth Asteroid provides opportunities for the press to make tenuous statements about ocean liners and the Royal Family. Date Title/Link Source Submitted by 14th May 2013 40 Years Later, Skylab Space Station […]Continue Reading »
The Sun may have finally realised it’s late for this cycle’s maxima, speculation that Hydrogen and dark matter are skulking together in the void between galaxies, and an emergency spacewalk to stop the ISS from losing its cool(ant). Date Title/Link Source Submitted by 6th May 2013 Landsat Thermal Sensor Lights Up from Volcano’s Heat NASA […]Continue Reading »
Transient Lunar Phenomena, or TLP for short, are a poorly understood happening which occurs on (or perhaps in the atmosphere of) our Moon. They appear as brief glows, flashes of light, misty areas or shadows against the Moon’s disc. For a very long time, these occurrences were consigned to the realms of pseudo-science, over-active imaginations […]Continue Reading »