Leicester Astronomical Society

NEXT MEETING:

21 JAN: TONIGHT’S OBSERVING SESSION – CANCELLED. Sorry!
Too cloudy. I know some of you will be travelling quite a way and as there is no guarantee it will be clear later, tonight’s observing is reluctantly cancelled.
We do need long, clear periods to make these sessions worthwhile.
If it does clear later or, or if there are some reasonable cloud breaks, go out into your back garden and look up!
Better luck next time.

 

Home

Penumbral eclipse by James Coleman

Penumbral eclipse by James Coleman

Welcome to Leicester Astronomical Society’s website.

We hope you will find the information here useful and look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.

>2017: 21 JAN: TONIGHT’S OBSERVING SESSION – CANCELLED. Sorry!
Too cloudy. I know some of you will be travelling quite a way and as there is no guarantee it will be clear later, tonight’s observing is reluctantly cancelled.
We do need long, clear periods to make these sessions worthwhile.
If it does clear later or, or if there are some reasonable cloud breaks, go out into your back garden and look up!
Better luck next time

img_6410a

COLOURED CLOUDS SEEN FROM LEICESTER, 1 FEB 2016

COLOURED CLOUDS SEEN FROM LEICESTER, 1 FEB 2016

By on 1st February 2016

Photos here from Paul Cooke, Steve Louth and Rob Hayes (in Lancashire)

The Moon over the National Space Centre by James Coleman

The Moon over the National Space Centre

By on 16th September 2016

Taken by James Coleman after the 13 Sep 2016 meeting. Nice one, James!

Sun_20160210

THE SUN by Mike Kirby, 10 Feb 2016.

By on 10th February 2016

IMG_7837a

LAS Members at ‘Stargazing Live’ at the National Space Centre, January 15, 2016

By on 20th January 2016

home-

SWIFT DETECTS ITS 1000TH GAMMA RAY BURST

By on 8th November 2015

The University of Leicester has had a major involvement in the Swift mission to detect GRB’s.     More details about the 1000th GRB here http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/nasas-swift-spots-its-thousandth-gamma-ray-burst