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October 2002 Issue (166) will be published on September 20th.Deadline is September 13th.

July/August/September 2002 - (163/164/165) Combined Issue.

  • Night Sky and Star Charts for July/August/September 2002.- Tony Williams.
  • Times for a dark sky for July/August/September 2002 - Chris Banks.
  • Astronomy Anniversaries and Summer 2002 meetings.
  • John Dobson Lecture Meeting 7pm September 20th 2002.
  • LAS Monthly Meeting dates for the 121st Session 2002-03.

    June 2002 - (Number 162)

  • Night Sky and Star Charts for June - Tony Williams.
  • April Solar report - Eric Strach.
  • Have Telescopes, Will Travel - John L.Dobson.
  • Liverpool AS trip to NSC Leicester April 20th - report & Images Steve Southern.
  • Liverpool AS trip to NSC Leicester April 20th - report & Images Robert Simpson, Dave Owen, Chris Banks.
  • Letter of congratulations to Patrick Moore on 45 years of Sky at Night.
  • Cronton School to participate in Space Shuttle mission.
  • Russian Cosmodrome roof collapsed - many dead - BBC news.
  • Formation of Society for the History of Astronomy.- Stuart Williams.
  • Deep Sky - June 2002 Dave Owen.
  • Liverpool AS 120th session in pictures.
  • Times for a Dark Sky - Chris Banks.
  • June Astronomy Anniversaries and Meetings.
  • Dates for the 2002-2003 monthly meetings.

    May 2002 - (Number 161)

  • Night Sky and Star Charts for May - Tony Williams.
  • March Solar Report - Eric Strach.
  • Comet C/2002 C1 Ikeya-Zhang Members images.
  • Comet and Andromeda Galaxy (M31) Image by Gerald Rhemann.
  • Astronomers do not like the light - Translated by E.H.Strach.
  • Pick-up details for NSC trip April 20th.
  • Hubble Space Telescope resumes observations after refit.
  • Maintenance of Voyager spacecraft from 7 billion miles away.
  • Dance of the Planets - April - June 2002.
  • BAA Out-of-Town Meeting at Cardiff.
  • Close call asteroid causes more worries.
  • Deep Sky for March - Dave Owen.
  • Times for a Dark Sky - Chris Banks.
  • May Astronomy Anniversaries and Meetings.

    April 2002 - (Number 160)

  • Night Sky and Star Charts for April - Tony Williams.
  • February Solar Report - Eric Strach.
  • Solar Images from February - Eric Strach.
  • Comet Ikeya-Zhang on view in the Western Sky.
  • Comet returns after 341 years.- BBC Science News.
  • LAS Croxteth Park Star Party report & images.
  • LAS Visit to Leicester National Space Centre - April 20th.
  • Hubble Upgrade Complete/Stargazing from Orbit - John Grunsfeld.
  • Deep Sky for April 2002 - Dave Owen.
  • Times for a Dark Sky.
  • April Meetings, Astronomy & Space Anniversaries.

    March 2002 - (Number 159)

  • Night Sky and Star Charts for March - Tony Williams.
  • January Solar Report - Eric Strach.
  • Members images of the Jupiter Lunar Graze on January 26th 2002.
  • Jupiter Lunar Graze, report of observation - Eric Strach.
  • Active Jupiter & Comet Linear WN1.
  • New Comet Ikeya-Zhang - Sky&Telescope.Com.
  • Amateur Space Telescope.
  • New Horsehead Nebula images from ESO telescope.
  • Catch a Minor Planet - Tony Williams.
  • Sir Patrick Moore lecture, January 21st - Robert Simpson.
  • Deep Sky for March 2002 - David Owen.
  • TROK 30 Telescope, progress report - David Owen.
  • Times for a dark sky - Chris Banks.
  • March Anniversaries & Meetings.

    February 2002 - (Number 158)

  • Night Sky and Star Charts for February - Tony Williams.
  • December Solar Report - Eric Strach.
  • Members Observations & Images.
  • Makeover for HST - Spaceflight Now.
  • Space rock hurtles past Earth - BBC science news.
  • Happy Birthday Stephen Hawking - Uni of Cambridge.
  • Stellar "fireworks finale" - HST News.
  • Deep Sky February 2002 - Dave Owen.
  • Times for a Dark Sky - Chris Banks.
  • February Anniversaries & Meetings.
  • Croxteth Park Weekend of Astronomy.

    January 2002 - (Number 157)

  • Night Sky and Star Charts for January - Tony Williams.
  • November Solar Report - Eric Strach.
  • Grazing Lunar Occultation of Jupiter - 26th January.
  • Occultations of Major Planets for 2002 - Rob Robinson (IOTA).
  • Lunar Occultation of Saturn - November 3rd 2002.
  • Images of Comet C/2000 WM1 (Linear) from Liverpool.
  • Deep Sky - January 2002 - Dave Owen.
  • Leonid Rates for 2001 November 18/19th - BAA.
  • The Astronomy Centre Star Party - By Robert Simpson.
  • Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission - NASA.
  • UK Astronomers to build new Radio Telescope - Jodrell Bank.
  • Times for a Dark Sky.
  • January Astronomy & Space Anniversaries.
  • Clear Dark Skies for 2002!.

    December 2001 - (Number 156)

  • Night Sky and Star Charts for December - Tony Williams.
  • October Solar Report - Eric Strach.
  • A Night at the Telescope - Gerard Gilligan.
  • Local Societies Meeting - October 20th.
  • Deep Sky for December 2001.
  • Astronomy on the Internet.
  • Jaw Dropping Leonids - NASA Science.
  • USA Returns to Mars - NASA Science.
  • First Glimpse inside a Sunspot - BBC Science news.
  • Finding Comet C/2000 WM1 (Linear) - BAA Comet Section.
  • Times for a dark sky - Chris Banks.
  • December Anniversaries and Meetings.
  • Happy Christmas to all our readers.

    November 2001 - (Number 155)


  • Night Sky and Star Charts for November - Tony Williams.
  • September Solar Report - Eric Strach.
  • LAS International links take on astronomical proportions.
  • Deep Sky - November 2001 - David Owen.
  • Comet Borrelly flyby images from NASA Deep Space 1 spacecraft.
  • A "perfect storm" on Mars.
  • My holiday to Australia - Robert Simpson.
  • Times for a Dark Sky - Chris Banks.
  • November astronomy & space anniversaries, meetings.
  • Agenda for Local Societies Meeting - October 20th 2001.

    October 2001 - (Number 154)


  • Night Sky and Star Charts for October - Tony Williams.
  • Sir Fred Hoyle 1915-2001.
  • NASA give nod for first Mercury Orbiter.
  • May-August 2001 Solar reports - Eric Strach.
  • 2001 June 21st Total Solar Eclipse Report - Jan "Honza" Urban.
  • 2001 June 21st Shadow Band reports - Eric Strach.
  • Deep Sky - October 2001 - David Owen.
  • How I outran the Moon's Shadow - Eric Jones.
  • UK observers witness rare planetary satellite occultation.
  • Times for a dark sky - Chris Banks.,br>
  • October astronomy & space anniversaries, meeting details.

    July, August, September 2001.Combined issue (Number 151-153)


  • Night Sky and star maps for July-September - Tony Williams.
  • Times for a dark sky for July-September - Chris Banks.
  • Anniversaries and meetings during Summer break.

    June 2001 (Number 150 1987-2001)


  • Sky News and star map - Tony Williams.
  • Newscircular hits 150 not out - Roy Billingsley.
  • The Society year in Pictures (colour) 2000-2001.
  • Mission status - Pioneer 10. NASA.
  • April 2001 Solar Report - Eric Strach.
  • Halo - What is that Up there?. - David Forshaw.
  • June Opposition of Mars Part 2.
  • Hubble looks at Horsehead Nebula.
  • Oppositions of Mars 1901-2035.
  • Total Solar Eclipse of 2001 June 21st. (Not UK).
  • The Golden age of amateur astronomy.
  • Deep Sky June 2001 Dave Owen.
  • First light for the Liverpool Telescope TTL Ltd.
  • Times for a dark sky - Chris Banks.
  • June Anniversaries & Meetings.
  • Copy of first LAS newscircular November 1987.

    May 2001 (Number 149)


  • Sky News and star map - Tony Williams.
  • March 2001 Solar Report - Eric Strach.
  • Large Sunspot Observations.
  • Deep Sky for May - David Owen.
  • Mir meets fiery end - BBC News.
  • The Red Planet is Back - S&T.
  • 2001 Mars Odyssey - NASA science news.
  • NASA's Mars Odyssey launch report.
  • Aurora Observations March 31st/April 1st & April 11th/12th.
  • Hubble Space telescope Images Whirlpool Galaxy M51.
  • Planet Mars Data.
  • Times for a Dark Sky - Chris Banks.
  • May Astronomy & Space Anniversaries, Meetings for May.

    April 2001 (Number 148)


  • Sky News and Star map - Tony Williams.
  • February 2001 Solar Report - Eric Strach.
  • Liverpool Young Astronomers day - March 3rd 2001.
  • Alston Hall Astronomy Weekend, April 20th-22nd.
  • The End is Mir - Science at NASA.
  • New Images of Comet Hale-Bopp - ESO Observatory.
  • Gamma-Rays from an asteroid - Science at NASA.
  • LAS Members Image Galley, Meet the Men from Mir.
  • Observations from Brenig, North Wales - Tony Williams.
  • Deep Sky for April 2001 - Dave Owen.
  • Times for a dark Sky - Chris Banks.
  • April Astronomy & Space Anniversaries, Meetings during April.

    March 2001 (Number 147):


  • Sky News and Star Map - Tony Williams.
  • January 2001 Solar Report - Eric Strach.
  • Observations from Lyln Brenig 28th/29th Jan 2001 - Dave Owen.
  • Society members Image Gallery.
  • Deep Sky for March 2001 - Dave Owen.
  • NEAR Shoemaker Spacecraft Landing on 433 Eros - NASA/JHUAPL.
  • LAS Sidewalk Astronomers events during January - Dave Owen/Dave Thomson.
  • NASA shuttle status Feb 11th 2001.
  • Skywatches guide to the Moon - Space.com.
  • Times for a Dark Sky - Chris Banks.
  • March Anniversaries and Meetings.

    February 2001 (Number 146):


  • Sky Notes and Sky Map - Tony Williams.
  • Solar Report for December 2000 - Eric Strach.
  • The Sky at Knighthood - Sir Patrick Moore CBE.
  • The Moon turned to blood, The January 9th Total Lunar Eclipse - David Forshaw.
  • Deep Sky February 2001 - David Owen.
  • Near Shoemaker Spacecraft to Land on Asteroid 433 Eros.
  • Cassini/Galileo space probes double up to study Jupiter.
  • Russia sets January 18th as deorbit day for MIR spacestation.
  • Times for a dark sky - Chris Banks.
  • February Meetings plus Astronomy & Space Anniversaries.

    January 2001 (Number 145):


  • Sky Notes and Sky Map - Tony Williams.
  • Solar Report for November 2000 - Eric Strach.
  • Total Lunar Eclipse - January 9th 2001.
  • Deorbiting of MIR spacestation.- Spaceviews.
  • A new star in the sky.- NASA science news.
  • Space shuttle STS-97 mission update- - NASA.
  • Mars Home to Ancient Lakes - NASA.
  • Minor Planet 2000 WR106 could be bigger than Pluto?.
  • Deep Sky for January 2001.- Dave Owen.
  • Times for a dark sky - Chris Banks.
  • January anniversaries & Meetings.
  • Salford AS Christmas Lecture 13/12/00.

    December 2000 Issue:


  • Sky Notes and Sky map - Tony Williams.
  • Solar Report for October 2000 - Eric Strach.
  • An Observing Extravaganza - Steve Southern & Juan Rivero.
  • Asteroid 2000 SG344 - IAU
  • ISS Crew settles in - Spaceviews.
  • Cassini spacecraft images of Jupiter - NASA/JPL.
  • Deep Sky for December 2000 - Dave Owen.
  • Times for a dark sky - Chris Banks.
  • December anniversaries & Meetings.
  • Croxteth Park Star Party 2000.

    November 2000 Issue:


  • Sky Notes and Sky map - Tony Williams.
  • Solar Reports for August & September 2000 - Eric Strach.
  • Delay to Pluto Spacecraft - Spaceviews.
  • UK Aurora Watch web site - York University.
  • Jupiter Image from Cassini Spacecraft.
  • Visitors from Vlasim - Report by Eric Strach.
  • Deep Sky November 2000 - Dave Owen.
  • Comet 1999/S4 Linear Observations by Dave Galvin.
  • Iridium Flare Images - Colin Murray.
  • Disappearing Solar Filament - 2000 October 9th/10th.
  • Times for a Dark Sky - Chris Banks.
  • November Astronomy & Space Anniveraries and LAS meeting & event details.

    October 2000 Issue:


  • Whats Up! and sky map - Tony Williams.
  • Solar Reports for May,June & July - Eric Strach.
  • LAS Patron Philip Leighton 1915-2000.
  • Astronomers get a new view of Mercury - spaceviews.
  • Astronomers witness the demise of Comet Linear - spaceviews.
  • Astronomers confirm existance of new Jovian Moon.
  • Sir Isaac Newton papers for sale - 6 million pounds.
  • SPA meteor section - Perseids report.
  • Amateur Micheal Oates discovers his 67th (200th) SOHO comet.
  • Fireball over ST.Helens - Dave Forshaw.
  • Visit to Liverpool by Vlasim AS, (Czech Republic).
  • Deep Sky - David Owen.
  • LAS Meetings & Events for October.
  • Times for a Dark Sky - Chris Banks.

    July/August/September 2000 (Special 3 in 1 issue).


  • Night Sky and Star Maps (July - September)- Tony Williams.
  • Orbital elements for Comet C/1999 S4 (Linear).
  • Moon Phases for July-September.
  • Astronomy & Space Anniversaries for July-September.
  • Summer Meeting Details.

    June 2000:


  • Night Sky and Star Map for June - Tony Williams.
  • Solar Report for April 2000 - Eric Strach.
  • Astronomy Centre's milestone.
  • Photographing Spectacular Sunsets - Murad Ghorbal.
  • USA improves quality of GPS signal - Spaceviews.
  • Sorry - No Doomsday Today - Spaceviews.
  • Astronomers push the limits of the observable Universe - Spaceviews.
  • IAU public lectures at Manchester University - August 2000.
  • Deep Sky June 2000 - Dave Owen.
  • Moon phases for June 2000.
  • June astronomy & space anniversaries.
  • June Meeting dates.

    May 2000:


  • Night Sky and Star Map for May - Tony Williams.
  • Solar Report for March 2000 - Eric Strach.
  • April 6th/7th Aurora Display reports.Images by Dave Thomson.
  • Solar System get together - G.Gilligan
  • LAS Planetary section visit to Pex Hill - John Knott.
  • Martin Suggett 1951-2000 - G.Gilligan.
  • Photographing Satellites and Iridium Flares - Colin Murray.
  • Iridium to shut down, deorbit satellites - Spaceviews.
  • Liverpool A.S. sidewalk astronomers (LASSA) - Dave Owen & Gerard Gilligan.
  • Deep Sky, May 2000 - Dave Owen.
  • Telescope for sale - Michael Sutton.
  • Shabla, August 1999 - Angela Strach.
  • Times for a Dark Sky - Chris Banks.
  • May Astro & Space Anniversaries.
  • Events & Meetings for May.

    April 2000:


  • Night Sky and Star Map for April 2000 - Tony Williams.
  • Solar Report for February 2000 - Eric Strach.
  • Chasing Eclipses - A Nonastronomers View! - Ann Ghorbal.
  • General Overview of Hubble Space Telescope - NASA.
  • Lost Moon's of Uranus recovered - Univ of Arizona.
  • SOHO sees Right Through the Sun - NASA science news.
  • New Comet Linear (C/1999 S4).
  • Deep Sky, April 2000 - Dave Owen.
  • Times for a Dark Sky - Dave Owen.
  • April Astro & Space Anniversaries.
  • Events & Meetings for April.

    March 2000:


  • Night Sky and Star Map for March 2000 - Tony Williams.
  • Solar Report for January 2000 - Eric Strach.
  • January 21st Lunar Eclipse Report - W.Heyes.
  • Observing Asteroids - G.Gilligan
  • Deep Sky for March 2000 - Dave Owen.
  • Shuttle SRM Mission - NASA.
  • NEAR at 433 Eros - JHU.
  • JMU Liverpool Telescope use by amateurs.
  • National Science Week Events 17th - 26th March.
  • Times for a Dark Sky - Chris Banks/Dave Owen.
  • Events & Meetings for March 2000.

    February 2000:


  • Night Sky & Star May for February - Tony Williams.
  • December 1999 Solar report - Eric Strach.
  • Shuttle Releases Hubble - Spaceviews report.
  • Shuttle landing report 27/12/99 - NASA.
  • NEO Task Force set up - DTI News.
  • Mars Polar Lander Crashed in Canyon.- Spaceviews report.
  • Galileo spacecraft finds new evidence for liquid ocean on Europa.
  • Astronomers Reduce estimates for NEO's - Spaceviews report.
  • Deep Sky for February 2000 - Dave Owen.
  • Observatory Report - Geoff Regan.
  • Lunar Craters Diophantus & Delisle - John Knott.
  • Phases of the Moon for February.
  • Febuary anniversaries & Meetings.

    January 2000:


  • Night Sky & Star Map for January - Tony Williams.
  • Details of 2000 Jan 21st Total Lunar Eclipse.
  • September Solar report - Eric Strach.
  • November Solar report - Eric Strach.
  • Leonid Meteor Shower report - Dave Thomson.
  • The LAS Leonid Sinai Expedition - Dr Eric Jones.
  • Reported Leonid Meteor impacts on Moon.
  • Trace spacecraft sees Mercury Transit.
  • Deep Sky - David Owen.
  • Phases of the Moon during January 2000.
  • January anniversaries and Meetings.

    2000



    December 1999:


  • Night Sky & Star Map for December.
  • Strong Leonids Peak Reported - SpaceNews.
  • Leonid Prediction Spot On - RAS Press Office.
  • Shadow of planet crosses distant Star - Univ of California Press release.
  • December LAS Members Night on Weds 8th at 7:00pm.

    November 1999: NOT PUBLISHED!



    October 1999:


  • Sky Notes & Star Map for October.
  • Solar Activity - May 1999, Eric Strach.
  • Eclipse from Turkey - Elaine Corry.
  • Postcard from Austria - Total Success! - Gerard Gilligan & John Knott.
  • Eclipse of Turkey - Ron Kelley.
  • Total Eclipse from Goydun, Sivas, Turkey - Dave Forshaw.
  • Total Eclipse from Bad Tatzmannsdorf, Burgenland, Austria - J.Eric Jones.
  • Trip to Penzance 10/9/99 - Robert Simpson.
  • Pex Hill Dates.
  • Deep Sky - Dave Owen.
  • The Tears of Saint Lawrence from Turkey - Win Corry.

  • July, August, September 1999 Issues Not Published.



    June 1999 Issue:


  • Sky Notes & Star Map for June.
  • Solar Activity for April 1999 - Eric Strach.
  • Barren Mars Once Hummed with Magnetism - Chris Banks.
  • Pex Hill - CCD Imaging Trial 22nd April 1999 Pt1 - Rob Johnson.
  • Pex Hill - CCD Imaging Trial 22nd April 1999 Pt2 - Rob Johnson.
  • Pex Hill meeting dates.
  • Pex Hill - New Telescope Mount - David Galvin.
  • Martian Sundial Designed for 2001 Space Mission in unveiled - Chris Banks.
  • Pulsars More Complicated than previously thought.
  • Hubble Space Telescope Ailing Gyroscope Fails.
  • Pex Hill Trails Update - Chris Banks.
  • Deep Sky - Dave Owen.
  • Observatory News - Geoff Regan.
  • Occultation of Regulus - 24th April 1999 - Chris Banks.
  • "Chasing The Moon's Shadow" Public Lecture on July 28th 1999.
  • William Lassell 1799 - 1880 - Dr Allan Chapman. Lassell's 200th Birthday on June 18th.
  • Times for a Deep Sky.
  • Meetings & Anniversaries for June 1999.

    May 1999 Issue


  • Sky Notes & Star map for May.
  • Solar Activity for March 1999 - Eric Strach.
  • Observatory News - Geoff Regan, Director.
  • Pex Hill Dates, May - July 1999.
  • Deep Sky for May 1999 - Dave Owen.
  • Deepest Amateur Image.
  • Internet Space & Astronomy News.
  • Times for a dark sky.
  • Meetings & Anniversaries for May 1999.

    April 1999 Issue


  • Sky Notes and Star Chart for the Month.
  • Deep Sky Notes for April - Dave Owen.
  • Observatory News from the Director - Geoff Regan.
  • Gunter Archenhold (1904 - 1999 )- Eric Strach.
  • Solar Activity Report for February - Eric Strach.
  • Times for a dark Sky.
  • Anniversaries & Meetings for April.

    March 1999 Issue


  • Sky Notes and Star Chart for the Month.
  • Deep Sky Notes for March - Dave Owen.
  • Observatory news from Director Geoff Regan.
  • Solar Activity for January 1999 - Eric Strach.
  • The Status of Pluto as a planet - IAU.
  • What Can you do to help minimise light pollution?. - Bob Mizon CfDS.
  • Times for a Dark Sky.
  • Anniversaries & Meetings for March.

    February 1999 Issue


  • Sky Notes and Star Chart for the Month.
  • Deep Sky Notes for February - Dave Owen.
  • Hubble Looks Down a Barrel of Gas.
  • Cold Dust in Hot Gas of Ancient Galaxies.
  • Holliman Honoured.
  • Observatory News - Geoff Regan.
  • Pex Hill Dates - February and March 1999.
  • Pluto Reigns.
  • Light Levels During a Total Solar Eclipse - Dr J.Eric Jones.
  • Solar Activity December 1998 - Eric Strach.
  • Times for a Dark Sky.
  • Meetings and Anniversaries for February.

    January 1999 Issue


  • Sky Notes and Map for January 1999.
  • Solar Activity for November'98 - Eric Strach.
  • Deep Sky for January - Dave Owen.
  • Croxteth Park Thank you.
  • Pex Hill meeting dates January - March 1999.
  • Times for a Dark Sky for January.
  • January Meetings and Anniversaries.
  • Happy Holidays and Clear Dark Skies for 1999!.

    December 1998 Issue


  • Sky Notes and Map for December.
  • Celestial Fireworks - Observation by Geoff Regan.
  • 100th Pulsar found.
  • Slide Scanning - Tony Williams.
  • Solar Activity - September 1999 Eric Strach.
  • Directors Report - Geoff Regan.
  • Solar Activity - October 1998 Eric Strach.
  • Telescope for Sale - Steve Southern.
  • One Night at Brenig Phil Fitzpatrick & Dave Thompson.
  • Pex Hill Dates Dec 1998 - March 1999.
  • ISO unveils a violent early Universe.
  • Deep Sky for December 1998 - Dave Owen.
  • The Universe: Expanding Slowly,But Accelerating?.
  • Example of Early Solar System Disk Found?.
  • Croxteth Park Star Party - November 27th, 28th and 29th.
  • Times for a Dark Sky for December.
  • December Meetings and Anniversaries.

    November 1998 Issue


  • Sky Notes and Map for November.
  • Solar Activity for July and August 1998 - Eric Strach.
  • Deep Sky for November - Dave Owen.
  • The Leonids are Here.
  • Hubble Sees Even Further.
  • New Extrasolar planets found.
  • Times for a Dark Sky.
  • November Meetings and Anniversaries.
  • November Star Party - 27th - 29th (FREE POSTER).

    October 1998 Issue


  • Sky Notes and Map for October.
  • Solar Activity for May and June 1998.- Eric Strach.
  • Deep Sky - October 1998 - Dave Owen.
  • North East Astro Group Visit to Pex Hill - Robert Simpson.
  • Images from above visit on the Internet.
  • First Light at VLT.
  • Times for a Dark Sky.
  • Manchester Astro Day - October 3rd.
  • October Meetings & Anniversaries.
  • July/August/September 1998: NOT PUBLISHED.



    June 1998 Issue


  • Sky Notes and Map for June.
  • Solar Activity report for March/April - Eric Strach.
  • Record Gamma-Ray Burst.
  • Astronomers detect planet building zone.
  • Times for Dark Sky for June.
  • June Meetings & Anniversaries.

    May 1998 Issue


  • Sky Notes for May.
  • Constellation Map for the Month - Tony Williams.
  • Solar Activity for March 1998. - Eric Strach.
  • Feb'98 Solar Eclipse report - Eric Jones.
  • Merlin and Hubble Collaborate.
  • We need You at YAD! - Colin Murray.
  • Milky Way smaller than we thought.
  • Faint Objects found beyond Pluto.
  • ISO completes its mission.
  • Times for a dark sky for May.
  • May Meetings & Anniversaries.

    April 1998 Issue


  • Sky Notes for April.
  • Constellation Map for the Month - Tony Williams.
  • Solar Activity for February 1998 - Eric Strach.
  • Evidence of ice at the Lunar Poles.
  • Shadow Bands recorded on Video - Eric Strach.
  • Cassini on target for Venus flyby.
  • Near-Earth Asteroid in near miss?.
  • New Distance record set.
  • Astronomers track down asteroids using HST images.
  • Times for a dark sky.
  • April anniversaries and meetings.

    March 1998 Issue


  • Sky Notes for March.
  • Constellation Map for the Month - Tony Williams.
  • News from the Internet.
  • Solar Activity for January 1998 - Eric Strach.
  • More news from the Internet.
  • The ageing of Spacecraft.
  • Times for a dark sky.
  • Meetings and Anniversaries for March.

    February 1998 Issue


  • Sky notes for February.
  • Constellation Map for the Month - Tony Williams.
  • Solar Activity for December 1997 - Eric Strach.
  • Astronomy & Space News via the Internet - Chris Banks.
  • Selsey Under Attack!.
  • Croxteth Star Party I 1998.
  • Times for a dark sky.
  • February Anniversaries & Meetings.

    January 1998 Issue


  • Sky notes for January.
  • Constellation Map for the Month - Tony Williams.
  • Solar Activity for October 1997 - Eric Strach.
  • Times for a dark sky.
  • January Anniversaries & Meetings.

    December 1997 Issue


  • Sky notes for December.
  • Consellation Map for the Month - Tony Williams.
  • Solar Activity for August & September 1997 - Eric Strach.
  • Astronomy & Space News from the Internet.
  • The last Apollo - Ken Clark.
  • Times for a dark sky.
  • December Anniversaries & Meetings.

    November 1997 Issue


  • Special 10th Anniversary Internet Front Page.
  • LAS News Circular 1987 - 1997.

    October 1997 Issue


  • Sky details for the month and star chart for mid-month.
  • Astronomy and Space News - Gerard Gilligan.
  • Solar Activity for June and July 1997 - Eric Strach.
  • March 1997 Total Solar Eclipse Report - Dr J.E.Jones.
  • Croxteth Park Star Party Dec 6th - 7th 1997.
  • Meeting Details at Pex Hill Observatory for 1997 - 98.
  • Times for a dark Sky - October.
  • October Meetings, Anniversaries, and Events.

    September 1997 Issue Was Not Published.



    August 1997 Issue Was Not Published.



    July 1997 Issue


  • Sky details for the month and star chart for mid-month.
  • Astronomy and Space News - Gerard Gilligan.
  • Solar Activity May 1997 - Eric Strach.
  • Deep Sky - David Owen.
  • North West Astronomy at Jodrell Bank.
  • Croxteth Park Weekend Dec'97.
  • Campaign for Dark Skies Report - Gerard Gilligan.
  • Space news - Gerard Gilligan.
  • Times for a Dark Sky.
  • July Meetings, Anniversaries, and Events.

    June 1997 Issue


  • Sky details for the month and star chart for mid-month.
  • Astronomy & Space News - Gerard Gilligan.
  • LAS trip to Jodrell Bank - 26/4/97 Robert Simpson.
  • Deep Sky - David Owen.
  • Solar Activity - April 1997 Eric Strach.
  • Times for a Dark Sky.
  • June Meetings and Events, Anniversaries.

    May 1997 Issue


  • Sky details for the month and star chart for mid-month.
  • Astronomy & Space News - Gerard Gilligan.
  • Hale-Bopp, a sight to behold - Gerard Gilligan.
  • Deep Sky - Dave Owen.
  • Observatory News & Views - Dave Owen.
  • Solar Activity - March 1997 - Eric Strach.
  • Hale-Bopp observations from North Wales - Chris Banks.
  • Comet Photos for display at next meeting.
  • Times for a Dark Sky.
  • May Astronomy & Space Anniversaries.
  • 40 years of BBC T.V.'s Sky at Night. Presented every month by Patrick Moore.

    April 1997 Issue


  • Sky details for the month and star chart for mid-month.
  • Solar Activity February 1997 - Eric Strach.
  • Comet Hale-Bopp reports.
  • Observatory News and views - David Owen.
  • Deep Sky - David Owen.
  • Comets and Light Pollution - Gerard Gilligan.
  • Astronomy and Space News - Gerard Gilligan.
  • News from Liverpool A.S. Council - Ron Kelley.
  • Lunar Drawings - John Knott.
  • Double Star Castor in Gemini, Observations by David Thompson.
  • Times for a Dark Sky.
  • Meetings and Anniversaries for April.

    March 1997 Issue


  • Sky details for the month and star chart for mid-month.
  • Deep sky - David Owen.
  • Observatory News and Views - David Owen.
  • Astronomy and Space News - Gerard Gilligan.
  • News from the Cosmos - Gerard Gilligan.
  • Solar Activity January 1997 - Eric Strach.
  • Wanted.
  • Comet Hale-Bopp observations - Geoff Regan.
  • Croxteth Park Hale-Bopp star party.
  • Times for a dark sky.
  • Meetings and Anniversaries for March 1997.

    February 1997 Issue


  • Sky details for the month and star chart for mid-month.
  • Deep Sky - David Owen.
  • Observatory News and Views - David Owen.
  • Astronomy and Space News - Gerard Gilligan.
  • Solar Activity for November and December 1996 - Eric Strach.
  • Telescope for Sale.
  • Croxteth Park Hale-Bopp star party details.
  • Times for a Dark Sky.
  • Meetings & Anniversaries for February 1997.

    January 1997 Issue


  • Sky details for the month and star chart for mid-month.
  • Deep sky - David Owen.
  • Observatory News and Views - David Owen.
  • Times for a Dark sky.
  • Meetings and Anniversries for January 1997.

    December 1996 Issue


  • Sky details for the month and star chart for mid-month.
  • The Armada to Mars - Gerard Gilligan.
  • Deep Sky - Dave Owen.
  • Observatory News and Views - Dave Owen.
  • Space Shuttle News - Gerard Gilligan.
  • The International Ultraviolet Explorer, 1978 - 1996. - Gerard Gilligan.
  • The Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Lassell Telescope Project, The Recreation of Astronomical History.- Gerard Gilligan.
  • The Position of Lassell's Original Telescope Site - Eric Jones.
  • Solar Activity, October 1996 - Eric Strach.
  • The William Lassell Quiz, The Answers - Gerard Gilligan.
  • Times For a Dark Sky.
  • December Astronomy & Space Anniversaries/Events.

    November 1996 Issue


  • Sky details for the month and star chart for mid-month.
  • Partical Solar Eclipse On Oct 12th - David Galvin.
  • Total Lunar Eclipse on Sept 27th - Chris Banks.
  • Deep Sky - Dave Owen.
  • Observatory News and Views - Dave Owen.
  • Solar Activity, September 1996 - Eric Strach.
  • Times for a Dark Sky.
  • November Astronomy & Space Anniversaries/Events.

    October 1996 Issue


  • Sky details for the month and star chart for mid-month.
  • Deep sky - Dave Owen.
  • Observatory News and Views - Dave Owen.
  • Items for Sale.
  • Solar Activity for May - Eric Strach.
  • William Lassell and the Suspicious Looking Star - Gerard Gilligan.
  • Neptune the facts - Gerard Gilligan.
  • Triton the facts - Gerard Gilligan.
  • Triton discovery - 150th anniversary celebrations.
  • The William Lassell quiz.
  • Times for a Dark Sky.
  • October Astronomy & Space Anniversaries/Events.

    September 1996


  • Sky details for the month and star chart for mid month.
  • Life on Mars!.
  • Europa Unlocks her secrets.
  • Deep Sky - Dave Owen.
  • Observatory News & Views - Dave Owen.
  • Lunar Eclipse 27th Sept.
  • Trip to Llyn Brenig, Aug 10/11th 1996 - Gerard Gilligan.
  • Happy Anniversary Neptune!.
  • National Astronomy Week Sept 21st - 28th.
  • NAW Events at Liverpool.
  • Times for a Dark Sky.
  • September Dates & Events.

    August 1996


  • Sky details for the month and star chart for mid month.
  • Deep sky - Dave Owen.
  • Observatory report.
  • Comet Hale-Bopp Seen at Last - Dave Thompson.
  • Times for a Dark Sky.
  • Dates and Events for August.

    July 1996


  • Sky details for the month and star chart for mid month.
  • ESA Suffers Setback.
  • Shuttle Mission STS-77.
  • Deep Sky - Dave Owen.
  • Internet news - Gerard Gilligan & Dave Owen.
  • CCD image of variable star in M13.
  • Observatory Notes.
  • Comet Hale-Bopp news.
  • Pioneer 10.
  • Galileo's next Encounter.
  • Times for a Dark Sky.
  • Dates and Events for July.

    June 1996


  • Sky details for the month and star chart for mid month.
  • Deep Sky - Dave Owen.
  • Drawing of M12 in Ophuchius by Geoff Regan.
  • Internet News - Gerard Gilligan & Dave Owen.
  • Times for a Dark Sky.
  • Dates and Events for June.
  • Pex Hill members Evenings, June 14th & July 19th 1996.

    May 1996


  • Sky details for the month and star chart for mid month.
  • Pex Hill Observing News - Dave Owen.
  • Pex Hill LAS members Evening May 10th.
  • Deep Sky - Dave Owen.
  • April Lunar Eclipse Report - Chris Banks.
  • Solution to LAS#7.
  • Times for a Dark Sky.
  • Comet Hyakutake C/1996 B2 - Drawing by Geoff Regan.
  • Dates and Events for May.

    April 1996


  • Sky details for the month and star chart for mid month.
  • HST images of distant Pluto.
  • Comet Hyakutake - The Great Comet of 1996? - Gerard Gilligan.
  • Voyager Report.
  • The One That Got Away.
  • National Astronomy Meeting - Public Lecture details.
  • Image of NGC 2419 by Dave Thompson.
  • New Object in the Milky Way.
  • NEAR, yet so far.
  • Deep Sky - Dave Owen.
  • Occultation of SAO 109907, 22nd February 1996 - Reports of.
  • LAS WORD #7 and solutions to LASWORD #6 - Pete Malley.
  • Times for a Dark Sky.
  • Dates and Events for April.

    March 1996


  • Sky details for the month and star chart for mid month
  • Lunar drawing of Valentine Dome by John Knott.
  • Report of Croxteth Park Star party.
  • New Moon Observation record.
  • Deep Sky - Dave Owen.
  • Galileo at Jupiter.
  • New Planets and Hubble looks deep into Space.
  • Times for a Dark Sky.
  • LAS WORD #6 and solution to last month's LASWORD #5.
  • Dates amd Events for March.

    February 1996


  • Sky details for the month and star chart for mid month
  • Binocular Views - Dave Owen
  • News from the Internet - Dave Owen & Gerard Gilligan
  • Good Lighting Award to Liverpool City Council
  • Deep Sky - Dave Owen
  • Pex Hill Observing - Dave Owen
  • Occultation of Zeta Piscium, 29th Dec 1995 - Dave Owen
  • Apollo 14 - Back to the Moon - Ken Clark.
  • Some Notes on the Photography of Sunspots - Bruce Hardie
  • LASWord #5
  • Times for a Dark Sky
  • Dates and Events for February

    January 1996


  • Sky details for the month and star chart for mid-month
  • Deep Sky News - Dave Owen
  • An Early Start to the New Solar Cycle - Eric Strach
  • Leonid Watch Report - Chris Banks
  • Croxteth Star Party
  • Times for a Dark Sky
  • LasWord #4, solutions to LasWord #3
  • Dates and Events for January

    December 1995


  • Sky details for the month and star chart for mid-month
  • Deep Sky News - Dave Owen
  • Hale Bopp News
  • Messier Marathons
  • Hubble Space Telescope - New Images
  • Sky & Telescope at W.H.Smith
  • Which why is North? - Chris Banks
  • Galileo Jupiter Probe
  • Planet Discovery Confirmed
  • YAD meeting & Croxteth Star Party
  • LASWord #3 and Answers to last month's LasWord by Pete Malley
  • Times for a Dark Sky and Events this Month

    November 1995


  • Sky details for the month and star chart for mid-month
  • Deep sky at Madogs Wells, Llanfair, Wales by Dave Owen
  • LAS Word 2 and Answers to last months Astro Crossword by Pete Malley
  • Times for Dark Sky and Events this Month

    October 1995


  • Sky details for the month and star chart for mid-month
  • Deep sky by Dave Owen
  • Comet Hale-Bopp C/1995 01
  • Talking Digital by Dave Thompson
  • Trip to Brenig - Sept 2nd/3rd report by Geoff Regan
  • Times for Dark Sky and Events this Month
  • LAS Word - Astro crossword by Pete Malley

    September 1995


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    August 1995


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