Category Archives: The Science of Astronomy

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 »

Remote Imaging Workshop, Saturday 9th June, 2018

As part of the informal activities initiative, a free Remote Imaging Workshop will take place with Pete Williamson FRAS. The workshop is for LAS members and members of the North West Group of Astronomical Societies (NWGAS). Pete is a Deep Sky Imaging consultant with the Faulkes Telescope Educational Project which has 2 metre, 1 metre […] Continue Reading »

Introduction to Radio Astronomy, Wednesday 1st August, 2018

Please note, the date of this event has changed to the 1st of August – it was previously scheduled for 18th July As part of the informal activities initiative, Mr. Andy Sierslowski from The Astronomy Centre in Yorkshire will be visiting us to show members how they can do radio astronomy from their own homes. […] Continue Reading »

Gravitational Waves: turning on the soundtrack to the Universe

(Please note, this is not an LAS organised event) The last two years have seen our ability to study our Universe change forever. For the first time we have been able to not only see the stars in the heavens, but to feel the very vibrations of the fabric of space-time produced when stars collide. […] Continue Reading »

The secret life of comets with Rosetta Mission Scientist, Dr Matt Taylor

(Please note, this is not an LAS organised event) Join astrophysicist and Liverpool alumnus, Dr Matt Taylor (MPhys Physics 1997), from the European Space Agency when he returns to Liverpool next month to talk about the early results from the historic Rosetta Mission – the most detailed study of a comet ever attempted. In this […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting: Friday, 19th October, 2018

The October 2018 (William Lassell Memorial Lecture) monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for the 2018 – 2019 (137th) session will be held on Friday, October 19th from 19:00 to 21:00. Our guest speaker this month is Mr. William Stewart of the Network for Meteor Triangulation and Orbit Determination, whose lecture is entitled: “Shooting While […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting: Friday, 16th November, 2018

The November 2018 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for the 2018 – 2019 (137th) session will be held on Friday, November 16th from 19:00 to 21:00. Our guest speaker this month is Mr. Peter Williamson FRAS, whose lecture is entitled: “Remote Telescopes for Education & Public Access” Mr. Williamson will talk to members about […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting: Friday, 18th January, 2019

The January 2019 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for the 2018 – 2019 (137th) session will be held on Friday, January 18th 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: “Legacy of the Hubble […] Continue Reading »