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28th November

JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) release High Definition TV footage from the moon (you need broadband for this)

Movies (480 X 270 pixels)

- 3D image around DYSON crater by TC

- Anaglyph moving image around DYSON crater by TC

- 3D image near the South Pole by TC

13th November

JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) release High Definition TV footage of “Earthrise” from the Moon (you need broadband for this)

Images taken by the HD camera of the KAGUYA (480x270, no audio)

Webmaster’s note:  It is well worth subscribing to the JAXA newsletter which brings all this to you as it happens, as JAXA’s links do not remain live for very long.

Dates for your diary

Event or occasion


12th December 2007

This 2007 IoMAS Annual Dinner will be held once again at “The Niarbyl Café & Visitor Centre”. The date and time is Wednesday, 12th December 2007, 7.30pm for 8.00pm. The cost is £20.00 per head, and the dress code smart casual. The menu choices and booking form can be found here.


25th April 2008

Allan Chapman Lecture – Friday April 25th 2008

6:30pm – 8pm

Sherrington lecture Building.

Astron Street, The University of Liverpool

Hello all

This Free Lecture, part of Liverpool’s City of Culture 2008, has to be a must for all, even if you heard this talk before from the great man.

The Liverpool University Sherrington Lecture building is in Ashton Street, Pembroke Place - close to the Liverpool Dental school.

Please spread the word to your members and/or member Societies

Thank you in advance.

Best wishes for the coming season, and clear/dark skies to you all

Gerard Gilligan

On behalf of

Liverpool Astronomical Society

(125 years of astronomy on Mersyside)

"The heavens on Merseyside: 1618 to 2008 - a talk by Prof. Allan Chapman."
6.30 - 8.00pm Friday 25th April
From the early seventeenth century, western Lancashire became one of
Britain's centres of excellence in astronomical research. Jeremiah Horrocks,
at Much Hoole, was Europe's next great planetary astronomer after Kepler.
Victorian Liverpool was the home of William Lassell, another great planetary
astronomer, and after 1881 the Liverpool Astronomical Society became the
prototype of the British Astronomical Association (BAA)

Allan Chapman is a well known writer and TV personality with a brilliant
style that holds his audiences spellbound.
This event is hosted by the Institute of Physics and the Liverpool
Astronomical Society.

Contact phone numbers and maps to Venue can be found at the web address below.



29th March 2008

The Society for the History of Astronomy Joint meeting with the North West Group of Astronomical Societies at CHETHAM’S LIBRARY, MANCHESTER. Further details here.