Sir Patrick Moore’s programme The Sky At Night turns telescope on the Liverpool Astronomical Society
A GROUP of Merseyside astronomers will become the stars of the small screen when they appear on the BBC’s The Sky At Night.
Members of theLiverpool Astronomical Society will tell viewers what was on view in the night sky above Ainsdale Discovery Centre.
They will feature in Sir Patrick Moore’s programme, the longest-running show with the same presenter in the history of television, on Sunday.
Some 200 people had turned out to study the stars and planets in front of the cameras.
Gerard Gilligan, the society’s secretary, said: “It will highlight the work of amateur astronomy and public outreach events.
“Today amateur astronomers are doing quite a bit of work that in the past 20 to 30 years would have been taken on by the professionals because they have access to the equipment.”
The show’s Pete Lawrence interviewed members of the public and Liverpool’s society members for the programme.