External Links

These  links give the latest news about the most powerful space-based infrared telescope, the James Webb telescope, and information about its scientific objectives and instrumentation,

1) For the latest observations and information see NASA’s JW Telescope Facebook page

2)  For the latest observations and information see ESA’s JW Telescope Facebook page

3) For the latest observations and information see this Twitter WebbSeesFarther page

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

Science Kids: Space Facts.

Astronomy: Computer Software Games for Kids

AAA State of Play – Astronomy Resources for Kids

This link was found by Julie who’s a volunteer helping Lisa Echevarria, the Program Director of the Hastings Recreation Centre in Minnesota, which provides a clear and comprehensive explanation of the Seasons, Solstices, and Equinoxes  https://www.santasquarters.com/seasons-solstices-equinoxes/

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

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

Northwest 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.