Liverpool Astronomical Society

The Liverpool Astronomical Society was founded in 1881 in Liverpool, England, as a society to promote and coordinate amateur astronomy.

In 1893 Liverpool Astronomical Society obtained the 5" Cooke equatorial telescope. Currently it is situated in the observatory on the roof of the William Brown Library and Museum building.

Today the Society have an Observatory - Leighton Observatory - at Pex Hill, Cronton, Merseyside. It was formerly known as Pex Hill Observatory and Visitors' Centre.

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