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Once again, the Flamsteed were delighted to be invited to participate in the Shrewsbury Park Summer Festival this year, set on top of Shooters Hill with fabulous views over London, Kent and Essex. In fine weather this is a perfect spot for astronomy, and our plan was to provide several solar telescopes for people to […]

Report by Mike Meynell Early on the morning of Monday 9 May 2016, the day of the Transit of Mercury, things were not looking good. Nick Phillips and I were exchanging emails after consulting the various weather forecasts for the day. They all said the same thing… cloud… lots of it… followed by rain. So, […]

Report by Mike Meynell We had decided to go ahead with our involvement in the Summer Solstice Sun Day at the Royal Observatory Greenwich regardless of the weather conditions on the day. This was because there were still plenty of indoor activities for attendees to enjoy, not least a solar astrophotography workshop led by Rupert […]

As I write this short report, I’m staring out at a beautiful sunny day. Hard to believe that only a few hours ago, we were completely clouded out when trying to view the largest partial solar eclipse visible from London since 1999! Ah well, that is the law of sod, is it not? The truth […]

Report by Andy Sawers As the dawn chorus gave way to the sound of the school run, it still wasn’t at all obvious that we were going to have a good solar viewing day. The clouds weren’t great and the forecast wasn’t much better. Still, perhaps we’d get a couple of hours of showing and […]

Report by Rupert Smith In celebration of International SUNday we held a solar observing session at our regular Blackheath location on……Saturday! This was due to the better forecast offered on this day, which, despite some cloud from time to time, proved to be the right choice. There was a good turnout of scopes, which as […]

Pictures by Sumitra Sri Bhashyam, Daniel Berrange and Michael Kaye. Video by Sumitra Sri Bhashyam Our regular monthly Blackheath Stargazing event had been scheduled for either Friday 8th or Saturday 9th November, depending on weather conditions. The huge amounts of rain that fell on Friday put paid to any hope of running an event on […]

Report by Mike Meynell. Pictures by Grey Lipley. Once again, Flamsteed volunteers turned out in force to support the member’s preview evening of the new “Visions of the Universe” exhibition which has just opened at the National Maritime Museum. About a dozen volunteers set up a solar viewing session on a beautiful June evening, which […]

Pictures by: Mike Dryland, Grey Lipley and Mike Meynell Whilst in the middle of preparations for the BBC Stargazing Live event at the National Maritime Museum, we were approached by the BBC Sky at Night team about their forthcoming visit to Greenwich. We were asked to get involved in the making of the very first […]