Category Archives: Help and Advice

Buying a Telescope (2019)

A guide to your first telescope by Steve Southern – revised edition November 2019 If you’re new to astronomy and you’re thinking of buying your first telescope then this article should help you. Shiny new telescopes do look very desirable and despite a levelling of price in recent years a decent beginner’s scope is still […] Continue Reading »

Solar Day & Telescope Workshop at Pex Hill: Saturday, 15th July, 2017

To recognise the 90th Anniversary of the Total Solar Eclipse viewed from Southport on 29th June 1927 the Liverpool Astronomical Society will be having a Solar Day and telescope workshop on Saturday, 15th July from 1pm at the Leighton Observatory, Pex Hill. The event is expected to end at 7pm, but may continue later if weather […] Continue Reading »

Telescope Workshop, 13th February, 2016

Our third telescope workshop for LAS members will be held on the 13th February from 1pm. The purpose of the workshop is to provide advice to any member on maintenance and use of telescopes including collimating as well as assisting with problems and troubleshooting. This event is free, and is open to all members of […] Continue Reading »

Astronomia Shop Day at Leighton Observatory, Pex Hill, Saturday 22nd November 2014

Adele Horton from Astronomia will be running a portable shop at the observatory on Saturday 22nd November. Adele has indicated that if any members would like to see any astronomical equipment, telescopes, mounts, binoculars, eyepieces, filters, and even astronomical books, she will do her best to bring it up to Liverpool, with a view in […] Continue Reading »

Telescope Workshop

Have you recently got your first telescope and not sure how to set it up correctly? Perhaps you are more experienced but having trouble with collimation? We’ll be hosting a workshop after our International Sun Day event where you can bring your telescope along and have it checked out. Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting, Friday 19th September 2014

The September 2014 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for session 2014-15, will take place on Friday, September 19th 2014 from 7pm. Our speaker this month is Mr. Rob Johnson with the Presidential Address, and a talk entitled: “Telescope Improvements” Adult Annual Subscription is  £15.00 Junior Members Subscription (10 to 17yrs)  is £5.00 We’re happy to announce that the LAS […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting, Friday 21st November 2014

The November 2014 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for session 2014-15, will take place on Friday, November 21st 2014 from 7pm. We have two Guest speakers this month, Adele Horton and Neil Phillipson from Astronomia who will speak on the subject of “How to Choose Your First Telescope” Also, the next day, Saturday, November 22nd, Adele […] Continue Reading »

Buying a Telescope by Steve Southern (revised November 2013)

This article has been superceded by a version produced in November 2019. Click here to view the November 2019 version This article is also available as a PDF for easy printing – Click here to download the PDF version. If you’re new to astronomy and you’re thinking of buying your first telescope then this article […] Continue Reading »

Astronomia attending North-West Astronomy Festival 2013

Astronomical equipment suppliers and optical equipment specialists Astronomia have asked us to let LAS members know that they will be attending the upcoming North-West Astronomy Festival 2013 on the weekend of Sat/Sun 26th/27th October 2013. Astronomia have kindly offered to bring along any items which LAS members would like to have a look at in […] 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 »