External Links

For children and beginners, the first six links provide a simple introduction to astronomy and observing.

Science Kids: Space Facts.

Astronomy: Computer Software Games for Kids

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

Home Science: Backyard Astronomy Basics

Guide to Backyard Astronomy

Constellations Mythology

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

Liverpool World Museum Planetarium 

Southport Scientific Society (SSS)

Southport Philosophy in Pubs Lecture Group (PIPS, currently on Zoom)

Society for the History of Astronomy (SHA)

Royal Astronomical Society (RAS)

British Astronomical Association (BAA)

Federation of Astronomical Societies (FAS)

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 SocietyFurness & South Lakes Astronomical SocietyEarby Astronomical SocietyBolton Astronomical SocietySalford Astronomical Society, Manchester Astronomical Society,  Macclesfield Astronomical SocietyChester Astronomical Society, Mid-Cheshire Astronomical GroupSouth Cheshire Astronomical Society and North Wales Astronomy Society.