Tag Archives: William Herschel

Monthly Meeting: Mr. Pete Williamson- “From Herschel to Hawkwind: Music and Astronomy”

The April 2020 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for the 2019 – 2020 (138th) session will be held on Friday, April 17th from 19:00 to 21:00. Our guest speaker this month is Mr. Pete Williamson FRAS, Astronomer & Broadcaster with the Faulkes Telescope Project Astro Radio & the BBC, whose lecture is entitled: “From […] Continue Reading »

Deep Sky – October 2008 by Dave Owen

The constellation of Cassiopeia rises to considerable altitudes during the course of October evenings. There are a very large number of star clusters in this constellation that are easily visible in quite small telescopes. Although Charles Messier, in the 1780’s only noted two in his catalogue of around 100 nebulous objects; M52 and M103. William […] Continue Reading »

Surprise at the Science Museum, Chris Banks

During a recent trip to London, I paid a visit to the Science Museum. In the space gallery were the old favourites of the mock-up Lunar Module and various rockets and space vehicles. The one item that really caught my eye however, was the first mirror that Willaim Herschel made for his great 40-foot telescope […] Continue Reading »