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Issue:- 02 February  2012

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BBC filming Stargazing on Sefton Coast

ON Friday, 27 January 2012, the BBC was recording part of the a forthcoming astronomical program at The Ainsdale Discovery Centre, The Promenade, Ainsdale-on-Sea. Over 200 people descended on the venue, for what was was a highly successful night, despite the bitter cold. The event was in part held as an addition to the BBC Stargazing Live 2012 events program, that is co-produced by The Open University, yet the cameras that had come to it where in fact from Patrick Moore's Sky at Night program.

The section that the film crew was filming is looking at the role that the enthusiastic amateur has played in our understanding of the Universe and Science. It will feature some highlights of the event and members of the Liverpool Astronomical Society who put the event on, along with two representatives from Sefton Council's Coast and Countryside Service. They also interviewed a few members of the public who came to the event as they looked at the huge variety of small amateur telescopes that had been brought out by the group. Inside, the Society gave out free Stargazing LIVE booklets, then aided the members outside to help many young and old event participants to try navigating around the skies with the use of the array of optical equipment and the 'mark one' human eye! But did readers know that Liverpool has another hidden claim to fame? The local society is now in it's 131st Year, since it was formed in 1881. It is now arguably the oldest such societies, not just in the UK, but in the world. For the first 10 years of its existence the society was second only to The Royal Astronomical Society, and held joint meetings! Leeds Astronomical Society was in fact only formed in 1856, but soon stopped meetings, and did not reform until 1892! So if you are a beginner, you could not ask for a better group to join. To find out more about the Liverpool Astronomical Society, we suggest you click on to their website, to find out more.


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