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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 »
There are two visible ISS passes this evening, the first of which, according to Heavens Above, will pass right through the middle of the Pleiades cluster as viewed from Liverpool (see map below). Shortly afterwards, this pass will also take the ISS Just above Jupiter and then the Moon. The second pass is much shorter, […]Continue Reading »
Avoiding the obvious Orion, December’s constellation of the month is the wonderful Taurus, the bull. Click for printable map http://www.hawastsoc.org/deepsky/tau/tau.htm Myth Taurus is one of the oldest zodiacal constellations. According to myth, Taurus represents the bull form taken on by Jupiter or Zeus in pursuit of the fair maidens of the seven sisters (Pleiades). There […]Continue Reading »
Some images taken on Ektachrome film by Tony Williams on a COAA (Centro de Observação Astronómica no Algarve) trip in October 1998. Images include galaxies, nebulae and open clusters.Continue Reading »