For children and beginners, the first six links provide a simple introduction to astronomy and observing.
This next link was provided by Logan’s mum Lily Stevens. Logan is studying for his Boy Scouts Astronomy badge and thought this website would be useful. On behalf of Southport AS we would like to thank him and wish him every success with his Astronomy badge.
AAA State of play – Astronomy Resources for Kids
The Nine Planets Plenty of information about our Solar System
Live sky Guide to the Solar System and the night sky
Astronomy Guide Many embedded links.
The Cosmos even more links to topics on astronomy
For the latest news about the James Webb telescope
Time and date.com/astronomy – Sun, Moon, Solar & Lunar Eclipses & phases (all set for Liverpool), the sky tonight – planets their distance size & brightness and planet size & order); Equinox & Solstice (set for Liverpool); and when can you see meteor showers (set for Liverpool). By clicking the various links on different pages you can find all the key information you need.
A Students Guide to Solar and Lunar Eclipses Provides easy to understand information about these events, and includes additional related links.
Astronomical Society of Botswana. Southport AS has through our President, Professor Michael Bode, established a working relationship with this new organisation.
Southport U3A Astronomy Group. U3A group run by our member Bob Mount
Southport Philosophy in Pubs Lecture Group (PIPS, currently on Zoom)
For UK Astronomy events visit Go Stargazing
Contact details for UK Astronomy Societies Astronomy Clubs in the UK
North West Group of Astronomical Societies (NWGAS) websites:-
Liverpool Astronomical Society,, Preston & District Astronomical Society (PADAS), Blackpool & District Astronomical Society, Furness & South Lakes Astronomical Society, Earby Astronomical Society, Bolton Astronomical Society, Salford Astronomical Society, Manchester Astronomical Society, Macclesfield Astronomical Society, Chester Astronomical Society, Mid-Cheshire Astronomical Group, South Cheshire Astronomical Society and North Wales Astronomy Society.