Category Archives: The History of Astronomy

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 »

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 »

Monthly Meeting: Friday, 16th February, 2018

The February 2018 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for the 2017 – 2018 (136th) session will be held on Friday, February 16th from 19:00 to 21:30. Our guest speaker this month is Prof. Ian Robson (BSc, Phd, FRAS, CPhys, FInstP) whose lecture is entitled: “The Discovery of Quasars” Quasars are the most powerful bodies […] 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 »

UPDATE: Monthly Meeting: Friday 19th February, 2016

The February 2016 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for session 2015-16, will take place on Friday, February 19th 2015 from 7pm. Due to unforeseen circumstances, our scheduled guest speaker Dr. Chris Copperwheat,  LT2 Project Scientist at Liverpool John Moores University is unable to join us as planned. A replacement guest speaker has kindly agreed to […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting: Friday 15th April, 2016

The April 2016 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for session 2015-16, will take place on Friday, April 15th 2015 from 7pm. Our guest speaker this month is Mr. David Sellers of Leeds Astronomical Society and The Society for the History of Astronomy, whose lecture is entitled: “William Gascoigne (c. 1612 – 1644) & the Telescope […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting: Friday 20th January, 2017

The January 2017 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for session 2016-17, will take place on Friday, January 20th 2017 from 7pm. Our guest speaker this month is Melanie Davies FRAS, the founder of Creative Space, Hastings, whose lecture is entitled: “The Pleiades” – covering the mythology to modern-day science Subscriptions for 2016-2017 are now overdue […] Continue Reading »

Monthly Meeting: Friday 24th February, 2017

The February 2017 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for session 2016-17, will take place on Friday, February 24th 2017 from 7pm. Please note that this is the 4th Friday of the month, not the 3rd Friday. Our guest speaker this month is Dr. Allan Chapman FRAS, whose lecture is entitled: “The ‘Ferret of Comets’; Charles […] Continue Reading »