Tag Archives: M42 / NGC1976 (The Orion Nebula)

Event Report: Leighton Observatory Open Day 8th March 2014, by Brenda Jones

Thanks to Brenda Jones for sending us her report of our National Astronomy Week 2014 open day/evening at the Leighton Observatory. I just wanted to express our thanks to the Liverpool Astronomical Society & their members. Although we live in Cheadle, Greater Manchester we’d found out about the event at Pex Hill via my brother […] Continue Reading »

Getting started in Astronomy (Part 2), by Steve Southern

Continuing on from last month let’s look at how some more of the more obvious constellations and stars can be used as pointers and sign posts in the night sky. Let’s go back to the Plough which is part of the constellation Ursa Major, the Great Bear. The 2 pointer stars point towards Polaris, the […] Continue Reading »