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Our Society is tentatively reopening as we continue to monitor COVID-19 infection rates in England, however the January 2022 monthly meeting will be held ONLINE only via Zoom & YouTube.
The Leighton Observatory at Pex Hill remains closed until further notice (including the weekly meetings). Keep checking our website and social media (Twitter & Facebook) for future developments. For membership, please contact the society using the “Contact Us” page.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »