Liverpool Astronomical Society

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Liverpool Astronomical Society
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Abbreviation LAS
Motto sic itur ad astra
Thus do we reach the stars.[1]
Formation 1881
Legal status Society
Purpose study of celestial objects
Location
Official language
English
president
Mr D.Forshaw
Main organ
(gral. assembly, board of directors, etc)
Website Liverpool Astronomical Society

The Liverpool Astronomical Society was founded in 1881 in Liverpool, England, as a society to promote and coordinate amateur astronomy.

In 1893 Liverpool Astronomical Society obtained the 5" Cooke equatorial telescope. For many years it was situated in the observatory on the roof of the William Brown Library and Museum building, but it is currently in storage.

Today the Society have an Observatory - Leighton Observatory - at Pex Hill, Cronton, Merseyside. It was formerly known as Pex Hill Observatory and Visitors' Centre.


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