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History of Astronomy Group Meeting: ‘Journey Into British Space’

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Black Arrow launch vehicle at Woomera.

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This talk is a brief History of the UK Rocket and Space Programme and will be delivered by Malcolm Porter.

Between 1950 and 1971 Britain had a space programme of its own which was, at times, as supplicated as that of the US and the USSR. Most of the initial efforts were in relation to military requirements but these later largely morphed into civilian initiatives such as satellite launching but then came political vacillation, lack of funding and lack of drive from our then leaders. This is a brief history of the amazing work done, very quietly, by people innovating at the then-secret establishments on the Isle of Wight, at Spadeadam in Cumbria and<Woomera, Australia.

THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO MEMBERS OF THE FLAMSTEED ASTRONOMY SOCIETY ONLY.

Please do not book a place on this event if you are not a member of the society. Your booking will be cancelled if your name does not appear on our membership database.

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Date:
May 22
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Royal Observatory Greenwich
Blackheath Avenue
Greenwich, Greater London SE10 8XJ
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