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Sy Liebergot Presents Apollo 13: The Longest Hour

The Knowledge Observatory in collaboration with Something Astronomical are delighted to announce a two day visit by Sy Liebergot to the North of England in June 2014.

Sy is a retired NASA EECOM flight controller, serving during the Apollo program. Sy will talk about his key role in the Apollo 13 crisis, how he made the call that ended the mission to land on the Moon and how, as part of the Mission control team, returned the crew safely back to Earth. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session, book signing of his autobiography Apollo EECOM: Journey of a Lifetime and a photograph opportunity.

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Family Astronomy Club

Our newly formed family club is perfect for beginners and those wishing to learn more or to enjoy sharing their passion with others. RAW astronomers meet on the second Friday of the month at the Wigg Island Visitor Centre

Astronomy Courses

Astronomy courses for adults

Our Astronomy for All course will be delivered in weekly 2 hour sessions and is an active, fun learning programme for beginners and returners to learning. The course may be enjoyed in a relaxed, non pressured environment or by completing optional additional assessments, can lead to a nationally recognised qualification.


North West Astronomy Festival

The Astonomy Festival 2013 report

Held in October, the North West Astronomy Festival is a celebration and exhibition of astronomy. A spectacle of stars, planets and space with presentations from top names in the world of astronomy, Astronomers Question Time, activities, trade stalls, local clubs, advice and guidance. Something for all ages, interests and experiences.


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