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Liverpool Astronomical Society

Upcoming Events

September 2017

Monthly Meeting (Presidential Address), Friday, 15th September, 2017

September 15 @ 19:00 - 21:00
The Quaker Meeting House in Liverpool City Centre, The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane
Liverpool, Merseyside L1 3BT United Kingdom
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The first Monthly Meeting of the 2017 - 2018 (136th) session will be held on Friday, September 15th from 19:00 to 21:30. This meeting is our Presidential Address, and as such our speaker is LAS President Mr. Steve Southern, whose lecture is entitled: “My top 10 astronomical objects to Observe” There will also be a Welcome Buffet. If your 2016-2017 subscriptions have not yet been paid, your membership has lapsed. Please contact the Treasurer if you wish to become a…

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Sidewalk Event, Orrell: Friday, 29th September 2017

September 29 @ 19:00 - 21:00
St. Luke’s Church (Orrell), St. Luke's Church, Lodge Road
Wigan, WN5 7AU United Kingdom
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Free

Members of the Liverpool Astronomical Society, (founded in 1881), will display several telescopes for viewing the night sky if clear. There will also be an illustrated talk on astronomy. This event is free, and is open to all members of the public. For more information contact:- Mr. David Galvin, Observatory Director via contact form here

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October 2017

Monthly Meeting: Friday, 20th October, 2017

October 20 @ 19:00 - 21:00
The Quaker Meeting House in Liverpool City Centre, The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane
Liverpool, Merseyside L1 3BT United Kingdom
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The October 2017 (William Lassell Memorial Lecture) monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for the 2017 - 2018 (136th) session will be held on Friday, October 20th from 19:00 to 21:30. Our guest speaker this month is Mr. Paul L Money FRAS FBIS, whose lecture is entitled: “Triumphs of Voyager : Journey to Jupiter, Splendours of Saturn” In 1977 NASA launched two spacecraft to explore the outer solar system; the Voyager Mission. This year is the 40th anniversary of their…

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Sidewalk Event, Ainsdale: Friday, 27th October 2017

October 27 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Ainsdale Discovery Centre, The Promenade, Ainsdale-on-Sea
Southport, Merseyside PR8 2QB United Kingdom
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Free

Members of the Liverpool Astronomical Society, (founded in 1881), will display several telescopes for viewing the night sky if clear. There will also be an illustrated talk on astronomy. This event is free, and is open to all members of the public. For more information contact:- Mr. David Galvin, Observatory Director via contact form here

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Wirral Star Party (Autumn 2017): Saturday, 28th October, 2017

October 28 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Wirral Country Park & Visitors Centre, Wirral Country Park & Visitors Centre, Station Road
Thurstaston, Wirral CH61 0HN United Kingdom
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Liverpool Astronomical Society with Wirral Ranger Services Invite you to an Autumn Star Party 28th October, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm at Wirral Country Park Thurstaston Visitor Centre Station Road, CH61 0HN 0151-648 4371 wcp@wirral.gov.uk Come and be inspired by the wonders of the night sky View craters on the Moon Galaxies and deep sky objects There will be talks about astronomy Telescopes outside to look through (weather permitting) Experienced amateur astronomers on hand to give advice and guidance All…

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November 2017

Monthly Meeting: Friday, 17th November, 2017

November 17 @ 19:00 - 21:00
The Quaker Meeting House in Liverpool City Centre, The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane
Liverpool, Merseyside L1 3BT United Kingdom
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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 is entitled: “Metal Detecting” What are metals to an astronomer, how do they get made, and what can they tell us about the history of the universe in terms of stars and galaxies? Subscriptions for 2016-2017 are…

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Sidewalk Event, Court Hey Park: Friday, 24th November 2017

November 24 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Court Hey Park (National Wildflower Centre), Court Hey Park, Roby Road
Liverpool, Merseyside L16 3NA United Kingdom
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Free

Members of the Liverpool Astronomical Society, (founded in 1881), will display several telescopes for viewing the night sky if clear. There will also be an illustrated talk on astronomy. This event is free, and is open to all members of the public. For more information contact:- Mr. David Galvin, Observatory Director via contact form here

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December 2017

Monthly Meeting: Friday, 8th December, 2017

December 8 @ 19:00 - 21:00
The Quaker Meeting House in Liverpool City Centre, The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane
Liverpool, Merseyside L1 3BT United Kingdom
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The December 2017 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for the 2017 - 2018 (136th) session will be held on Friday, December 8th from 19:00 to 21:30. Please note that this is the 2nd Friday of the month, not the 3rd Friday This month will see a series of presentations from our very 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…

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January 2018

Monthly Meeting: Friday, 19th January, 2018

Friday, 19th January 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00
The Quaker Meeting House in Liverpool City Centre, The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane
Liverpool, Merseyside L1 3BT United Kingdom
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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, what can be seen on it and how to see and image it in a range of wavelengths. How does the Sun impact on society…

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Sidewalk Event, Otterspool: Friday, 26th January 2018

Friday, 26th January 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Harvester Otterspool, Otterspool Drive
Liverpool, L17 5AL United Kingdom
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Free

Members of the Liverpool Astronomical Society, (founded in 1881), will display several telescopes for viewing the night sky if clear. There will also be an illustrated talk on astronomy. This event is free, and is open to all members of the public. For more information contact:- Mr. David Galvin, Observatory Director via contact form here

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February 2018

Monthly Meeting: Friday, 16th February, 2018

Friday, 16th February 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00
The Quaker Meeting House in Liverpool City Centre, The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane
Liverpool, Merseyside L1 3BT United Kingdom
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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 Dr. Glyn Marsh whose lecture is entitled: “Sir Robert Ludwig Mond and the Mond Photographic Equatorial – a local astronomy connection” Robert Ludwig Mond was born at "The Hollies", now No. 23 Derby Road, Farnworth on the 9th September 1867 - only a few miles from the…

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Sidewalk Event, Hightown: Friday, 23rd February 2018

Friday, 23rd February 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00
The Alt Centre (Hightown), Lower Alt Road
Hightown, L38 0BA United Kingdom
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Free

Members of the Liverpool Astronomical Society, (founded in 1881), will display several telescopes for viewing the night sky if clear. There will also be an illustrated talk on astronomy.   Please note that car-parking is extremely limited but the venue can be reached on public transport. Hightown railway station is located 1/3rd of a mile away (approx. 5 minutes walk). The Alt Centre itself has no postcode (the given postcode is for nearby Lower Alt Road) so to find it…

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March 2018

Monthly Meeting: Friday, 16th March, 2018

Friday, 16th March 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00
The Quaker Meeting House in Liverpool City Centre, The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane
Liverpool, Merseyside L1 3BT United Kingdom
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The March 2018 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for the 2017 - 2018 (136th) session will be held on Friday, March 16th from 19:00 to 21:30. Our guest speaker this month is Dr. Katherine Joy of the University of Manchester, whose lecture is entitled: “Space rocks on ice: Hunting for meteorites in Antarctica” Meteorites shed light on the origin of the Solar System and on the geological history of different planetary bodies. Antarctica is unique collection ground for meteorites…

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Sidewalk Event, Stadt Moers Park: Friday, 23rd March 2018

Friday, 23rd March 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Stadt Moers Park, Huyton, Pottery Lane
Huyton, L35 3RG United Kingdom
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Free

Members of the Liverpool Astronomical Society, (founded in 1881), will display several telescopes for viewing the night sky if clear. There will also be an illustrated talk on astronomy. This event is free, and is open to all members of the public. For more information contact:- Mr. David Galvin, Observatory Director via contact form here

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April 2018

Monthly Meeting: Friday, 20th April, 2018

Friday, 20th April 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00
The Quaker Meeting House in Liverpool City Centre, The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane
Liverpool, Merseyside L1 3BT United Kingdom
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The April 2018 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for the 2017 - 2018 (136th) session will be held on Friday, April 20th from 19:00 to 21:30. Our guest speaker this month is Mr. Paul L Money FRAS FBIS, whose lecture is entitled: “Triumphs of Voyager : Where no probe has gone before” This is the second part of a two-part lecture; the first part took place at our October 2017 meeting. In this instalment, we cast an eye to…

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May 2018

2017 – 2018 Annual General Meeting (A.G.M.): Friday, 18th May, 2018

Friday, 18th May 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00
The Quaker Meeting House in Liverpool City Centre, The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane
Liverpool, Merseyside L1 3BT United Kingdom
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The May 2018 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for the 2017 - 2018 (136th) session is our Annual General Meeting and will be held on Friday, May 18th from 19:00 to 21:30. Please note that this event is not open to the general public without prior arrangement with the LAS Secretary. The first part of the AGM is the business of the Society for the past year, but following tea/coffee we will have the following short presentations by society…

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