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23 / 02 / 24

Stories in the Stars

One of the things we  love most about our beloved Palm House is that you can enjoy the beauty of nature whilst under cover. But not only are you under cover of 3’710 panes of glass if you peak a little further you might just see Jupiter twinkling amongst the stars. We will get the chance to hear some of the myths of the constellations on Saturday 2nd March when we welcome back Liverpool Astronomical Society for a Star Party! They will be bringing along some informational stands and there will be a talk unveiling some of the stories of our stars.

Steve Southern  – Courtesy of Liverpool Astronomical Society

This talk will explore greek mythology and its connection to the night sky. How were these epic tales connected the sky above us? Some of the easiest to spot and most well know star formations bare the name of Greek deities or personalities. ‘Orion’s Belt’ named after Orion the Hunter placed among the stars by Zeus himself.  Cassiopeia, the mother of the beautiful Andromeda placed in the stars as punishment for enraging Poseidon. Chained to her throne in the heavens, I always think of an upside crown when searching for the distinctive W shape in the North Sky. Many of these stories spoke of granting immortality amongst the stars and we can’t wait to hear more.

Poseidon, presiding over the sea

Come and be inspired by the wonders of the night sky

If the weather is clear, there will be views of Jupiter and
the winter constellations, galaxies and deep sky objects.

There will be two astronomical talks:
“Constellations & Myths” by Steve Southern
“The Night Sky This Spring” by David Galvin FRAS

Telescopes outside to look through (weather permitting)

Experienced amateur astronomers on hand to give advice and guidance

The Liverpool Astronomical Society

Naomi McAllister 

Marketing & Community Manager