Category Archives: Planets

Monthly Meeting: Friday, 20th October, 2017

The October 2017 (William Lassell Memorial Lecture) monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for the 2017 – 2018 (136th) session will be held on Friday, October 20th from 19:00 to 21:30. Our guest speaker this month is Mr. Paul L Money FRAS FBIS, whose lecture is entitled: “Triumphs of Voyager [part 1]: Journey to Jupiter, […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting: Friday, 20th April, 2018

The April 2018 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for the 2017 – 2018 (136th) session will be held on Friday, April 20th from 19:00 to 21:30. Our guest speaker this month is Mr. Paul L Money FRAS FBIS, whose lecture is entitled: “Triumphs of Voyager [part 2]: Where no probe has gone before” This […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting: Friday, 16th March, 2018

The March 2018 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for the 2017 – 2018 (136th) session will be held on Friday, March 16th from 19:00 to 21:30. Our guest speaker this month is Dr. Katherine Joy of the University of Manchester, whose lecture is entitled: “Space rocks on ice: Hunting for meteorites in Antarctica” Meteorites […] 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 »

Saturn at Opposition, 10th May 2014

Saturn reaches Opposition (this means it is directly opposite the Sun as seen from Earth and so at it’s brightest) on 10th May at 18:00 GMT / 19:00 BST (do note however that it doesn’t rise until about 20:15 BST) reaching Magnitude +0.1 in the constellation of Libra. You may notice a brightening effect around the […] Continue Reading »

Event Report: Leighton Observatory Open Day 8th March 2014, by Brenda Jones

Thanks to Brenda Jones for sending us her report of our National Astronomy Week 2014 open day/evening at the Leighton Observatory. I just wanted to express our thanks to the Liverpool Astronomical Society & their members. Although we live in Cheadle, Greater Manchester we’d found out about the event at Pex Hill via my brother […] Continue Reading »

Event Report: Leighton Observatory Open Day 8th March 2014, by Hayley Parr

I arrived at this event around 3pm, nice drive, no disasters. Disappointingly, Galileo had already left because he was poorly, I haven’t seen him for a while and was looking forward to a catch up! Get well soon! Although this event was cloudy at first we persevered waiting for Mr. Sun to show his face. […] Continue Reading »

National Astronomy Week 2014

In 2014, Jupiter will be at its highest in UK skies for many years to come, in fact until the year 2025, and to celebrate the event, UK astronomers and local organisations will be holding another National Astronomy Week (NAW), from Saturday 1st to Saturday 8th March. We have two events planned for NAW: Saturday 1/03/2014 […] Continue Reading »

Astronomy and Space News Roundup: 24th May 2013 to 30th June 2013

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 »