Category Archives: Stars

2013-2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM), Friday 16th May 2014

Please note that this event is not open to the general public without prior arrangement with the LAS Secretary. The 2013-2014 AGM takes place on Friday, 16th May 2013 at the Quaker Meeting House on School Lane in Liverpool City Centre. The first part of the AGM is the business of the Society for the […] Continue Reading »

Merseyside Astronomy Day 2014

Continuing the MADness from the 2013 Merseyside Astronomy Day, Liverpool John Moores University’s Astrophysics Research Institute are pleased to announce that MAD IX will be held on Saturday 26th April 2014. The event will include a series of talks from a range of professional astrophysicists, with some additions this year in our new venue including […] Continue Reading »

Clear skies tonight – please count the stars and help us save them

We have received an update from Emma Marrington (Senior Rural Policy Campaigner at the Campaign to Protect Rural England), regarding the Star Count for National Astronomy Week 2014 (which runs until 8th March). Tuesday 4 March 2014 Good afternoon Last weekend, I went out and took a look at the night sky to see how […] Continue Reading »

Supernova SN 2014J in M82

Society members, including our own LAS Supernova Search team, have been imaging the recent supernova (now designated SN 2014J) in M82 / NGC 3034 (also known as the Cigar Galaxy). At a distance of approximately 11½ Light Years (roughly 68,000,000,000,000 miles!), it is the closest supernova to us since 1993 (SN 1993J). Although it now […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting, Friday 17th January 2014

The January 2014 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for session 2013-14, will take place on Friday, January 17th 2014 from 7pm. Our Guest speaker this month is Mr Martin Lunn MBE FRAS, who will speak on the subject of “King Charles’ Star –  Supernova Cassiopeia A” Syllabus/membership cards for 2013-14 will also be made available […] Continue Reading »

North-West Astronomy Festival 2013 with The Knowledge Observatory, Saturday & Sunday, 26th & 27th October 2013, Runcorn

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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 »

Astronomy and Space News Roundup: 19th May 2013 to 24th May 2013

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 »