Category Archives: The Science of Astronomy

Monthly Meeting: Mr. Russell Parry – “Safe Food Production from the Space Race”

The January 2020 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for the 2019 – 2020 (138th) session will be held on Friday, January 17th from 19:00 to 21:00. Our guest speaker this month is Mr. Russell Parry, whose lecture is entitled: “Safe Food Production from the Space Race” Subscriptions for the current session 2019-2020 are now […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting: Professor Derek Ward-Thompson – “How to Take a Picture of a Black Hole”

The March 2020 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for the 2019 – 2020 (138th) session will be held on Friday, March 20th from 19:00 to 21:00. Our guest speaker this month is Professor Derek Ward-Thompson, Head of the School of Physical Sciences and Computing at the University of Central Lancashire, Director of the Jermiah […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting: Dr. Steve Barrett – “Fiat Lux”

The November 2019 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for the 2019 – 2020 (138th) session will be held on Friday, November 15th from 19:00 to 21:00. Our guest speaker this month is Dr. Steve Barrett, Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Physics at the University of Liverpool, whose lecture is entitled: “Fiat Lux” […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting: Mr. Pete Williamson- “From Herschel to Hawkwind: Music and Astronomy”

The April 2020 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for the 2019 – 2020 (138th) session will be held on Friday, April 17th from 19:00 to 21:00. Our guest speaker this month is Mr. Pete Williamson FRAS, Astronomer & Broadcaster with the Faulkes Telescope Project Astro Radio & the BBC, whose lecture is entitled: “From […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting (Jeremiah Horrocks Memorial Lecture): Professor Andy Newsam – “Art & Astronomy: Universal Appeal”

The February 2020 (Jeremiah Horrocks Memorial Lecture) monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for the 2019 – 2020 (138th) session will be held on Friday, February 21st from 19:00 to 21:00. Our guest speaker this month is Professor Andy Newsam of Liverpool John Moores University, whose lecture is entitled: “Art & Astronomy: Universal Appeal” For […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting (William Lassell Memorial Lecture): Ms. Melanie Davies FRAS – “Titan: A candidate for evolution?”

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 »

Liverpool MakeFest 2019

The LAS will be at the annual MakeFest event again this year, on Saturday 29th June, with a selection of Apollo memorabilia (in the run-up to our own event at the Library in mid-July) as well as our Solar ‘scopes on the roof. The MakeFest event is FREE but you will need to book a […] Continue Reading »

Mission to the Moon: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

Join us on Saturday, 20th July at Liverpool’s Central Library for a day celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. We’ll be at the Library from 10am through to 5pm, along with a variety of guests, including regional astronomical societies, academics, interest groups and more. Lectures about the Apollo mission will run […] Continue Reading »

LAS at World Museum – Apollo displays, activities

As part of our ongoing Apollo celebrations, the LAS will be present at the World Museum on Saturday with a set of Apollo-related displays in the area outside the lecture theatre where Dr. Bowman’s talk will take place, as well the area near the 5th floor balcony. We will also have Solar scopes on the […] Continue Reading »

Lecture at World Museum: Dr. Kevin Bowman – “Rocket to the Moon”

Join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 10, with a special talk by Dr Kevin Bowman from the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute at the University of Central Lancashire. Apollo 10 descended to within 50,000 feet of the lunar surface and then returned to Earth. In his talk Dr Bowman, an expert on the American […] Continue Reading »