Category Archives: Earth

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 »

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 »

Hidden Costs of Light Pollution

As people interested in the night sky, we’re often aware of Light Pollution’s most direct impact on us (indeed it’s increasingly difficult to escape it) but sometimes forget about its other influences too. Animals (including humans) are affected by light in ways which often aren’t obvious until you know about them. The short video below, […] Continue Reading »

Geomagnetic Storm in progress – Possible Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)

6th August 2011 02:40 BST (01:40 GMT) A Geomagnetic Storm is currently in progress, following several Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) from the Sun over the last few days. The KP index at the time of this post is between 7 and 8, which means there is a very high chance of seeing the aurora from […] Continue Reading »

LAS Young Astronomer awarded

Miss Sarah Gilligan, a member of Liverpool Astronomical Society, was awarded the runner-up prize in the first Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. The competition was organised by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, and the BBC’s Sky at Night Magazine as part of International Year of Astronomy 2009. Continue Reading »

Summer Lecture Program, June – September 1997

June 1997 25th: Martin Suggett, Physical Sciences – The Liverpool Museum in Years to Come July 1997 9th: Ken Clark, Sec Liverpool A.S. – The Last Men on the Moon (Apollo 17th) August 1997 20th: Paul Dearden (N.M.G.M.), The Physics & Chemistry of the Stars 27th: Rob Johnson, Liverpool Astronomical Society – CCD Astronomy September […] Continue Reading »