What is Sidewalk Astronomy?

Welcome to the Liverpool Astronomical Society’s Sidewalk Astronomers (LASSA)

In 1968 John Dobson helped to start the San Francisco Sidewalk Astronomers. He wanted to show as many people as possible the wonders of the solar system and beyond. Subsequently, groups were established in Los Angeles and other US cities. The main headquarters for the Sidewalk Astronomers is now in LA.

Liverpool Sidewalk Astronomers are a group of people, most of whom are members of the Liverpool Astronomical Society, who are keen to bring Astronomy to as many people as possible in the local area.

We use a combination of slide shows, computer displays, and (when the weather is kind to us) portable telescopes which range in size from 4 to 30 inches in aperture.

Open Day at Leighton Observatory on International Year of Astronomy Day, 4th April 2009