Category Archives: Physics

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 (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: 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 »

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 »

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 »

Monthly Meeting: Friday, 19th January, 2018

The January 2018 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for the 2017 – 2018 (136th) session will be held on Friday, January 19th from 19:00 to 21:30. Our guest speaker this month is Mr. Mark Townley of Brierley Hill Solar, whose lecture is entitled: “Our Local Star” Mark Townley gives an overview of the Sun, […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting: Friday, 17th November, 2017

The November 2017 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for the 2017 – 2018 (136th) session will be held on Friday, November 17th from 19:00 to 21:30. Our guest speaker this month is Dr. Julian Onions of the University of Nottingham, whose lecture about metallicity in stars is entitled: “Metal Detecting” What are metals to […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting: Friday, 15th February, 2019

The February 2019 (Jeremiah Horrocks Memorial Lecture) monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for the 2018 – 2019 (137th) session will be held on Friday, February 15th from 19:00 to 21:00. Our guest speaker this month is Dr. Allan Chapman FRAS, whose lecture is entitled: “Islands in the Sky; Edwin Hubble, the Galaxies, and the […] 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 »