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Monthly Meeting: Friday, 7th December, 2018

Friday, 7th December 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT

The December 2018 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for the 2018 – 2019 (137th) session will be held on Friday, December 7th from 19:00 to 21:00.
Please note that this is the 1st Friday of the month, not the 3rd Friday.

This month will see a series of presentations from our own members, with a break for Free tea/coffee and Christmas light refreshments.
The proposed agenda is below – the order of the talks may change on the night.
We will begin with Society Business, Apologies, Minutes, Announcements, etc.

After this will be the following talks :

Speaker Subject
Mr. Gerard Gilligan Not Father Christmas, But The Father of The Society


Rev. Thomas Espinall Espin from West Kirby, Wirral is regarded as the person who was the founder of the Liverpool A.S. in late 1881, but will our Society history books have to be re-written? What is the connection between the LAS, 1928, and Mars?, Is the Society recorded in stone?, Will the real Father of the Society stand up? Please join me at the Members night and find out.

Mr. Johnny Sheen Astronomy: the oldest profession in the World (Space Sells)


A talk about how astronomical objects have affected the timeline of civilisation – impacts, megalithic stellar alignments, comets, and their influence around the world.

Mr. Murad Ghorbal Eddington’s 1919 total solar eclipse proof of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity


A short talk discussing Einstein’s suggestions for proving general relativity and Eddington’s expedition to the Island of Principe off the Atlantic coast of Africa in 1919 to witness a total solar eclipse, proving that solar gravitation can deflect starlight.

Subscriptions for the current session 2018-2019 are now overdue and should have been paid by October 1st.
If your subscription is not paid by the end of January, your membership rights (including voting) will lapse, and if not paid by the end of March, your membership may end.

Please contact the Treasurer if you wish to become a member or update your subscription.

Adult Annual Subscription is  £15.00
Junior Members Subscription (10 to 17yrs)  is £5.00

The LAS e-newsletter is now included in your normal subscription cost

Free tea/coffee with light refreshments break will form part of the evening at about 8pm.

Please note – Doors will only open after 6.30pm and not before.

I do hope you can join me and your fellow members, but if you are unable to attend, please indicate your apologies to me by filling out this form.

With best wishes – Mark


Friday, 7th December 2018
19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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