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January 2019

Robotic Telescopes Workshop

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Road
Blackheath, Greater London SE3 7SE United Kingdom

A Flamsteed Astronomy Society workshop on Robotic Telescopes at Mycenae House, Blackheath. Presented by Rupert Smith. Booking is required. This new workshop on Robotic Telescopes will aim to cover everything you need to know about automating your telescope system. The workshop will cover all aspects of an automated system whether it be a simple system at the bottom of your garden or a system hosted in another country. In addition to a presentation on the subject, there will be a…

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Science Museum Visit – The Sun: Living With Our Star – FULLY BOOKED

January 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD GB
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The Sun: Living With Our Star

THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED, BUT THE WAITING LIST IS OPEN. CLICK ON "BOOK NOW" TO ADD YOUR NAME TO THE WAITING LIST. We have arranged a visit to the Science Museum to see the temporary exhibition, The Sun: Living With Our Star. Curator, Dr Alison Boyle, has kindly agreed to meet us at the gallery and talk us through the exhibits. This is a ticketed exhibition and the entry cost for Flamsteed members is £10 per person (usually £15…

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Blackheath Observing – Friday 25 January or Saturday 26 January

January 25 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Blackheath, North of Talbot Place SE3 0TZ United Kingdom + Google Map

We will be running a Blackheath Observing session on Friday 25th January (main night) or Saturday 26th January (weather back-up night, if conditions on Friday are poor) from 7.30pm until around 11pm. As with all observing events, we will only go ahead if weather conditions allow, and a "go/no-go" decision will be made on the day of the event. We will have at least three scopes available at the session, but please feel free to come along with your own.…

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Flamsteed Social Meeting

January 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
British Oak, 109 Old Dover Road
Blackheath, SE3 8SU United Kingdom
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British Oak, Blackheath January 28th, Monday 7.30pm Flamsteed Social Meeting at the British Oak, 109 Old Dover Road, Blackheath SE3 8SU.  All are welcome. The British Oak is located in the 'Old Dover Road', close to the Blackheath Standard shops, with bus stops for the following buses: 53, 54, 202, 108, 380 & 422. There is a bus stop outside the pub serviced by the '386' route. Many familiar faces will be there and, if you are a new member, just…

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Viewing with the Great Equatorial Telescope

January 29 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
Greenwich, Greater London SE10 8XJ
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Flamsteed viewing session with the Great Equatorial Telescope at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Bookings are restricted to members only. Depending on numbers, we may be able to accommodate guests but we won’t know until much nearer the date. These Flamsteed sessions are free to members but places are limited and advance booking is essential. If you would like a place, please contact us as soon as possible. We plan to observe Mars and Uranus. Use of the telescope is of…

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February 2019

Romney Observing Evening: 1 or 3 February 2019

February 1 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Martin and Jane have very kindly offered to run a viewing session from their observatory on Friday 1st February (with a weather back-up date of Sunday 3rd February). For the benefit of newer members, Martin’s observatory (a shed, but not as most of us know sheds) is very well equipped including a permanently mounted 14-inch SCT and a smaller refractor with CCD camera. Martin himself is a very knowledgeable observer, who can not only show people round the lollipops of…

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Ancient Egyptians and their Astronomy by Dr Pauline Norris

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Dr Pauline Norris

The Mesopotamians and Greeks are frequently credited with developing astronomy. Indeed, Babylonian cuneiform texts show that a sophisticated form of astronomy was already being practised in Mesopotamia by c. 3000 BC. Using archaeological evidence, this talk first examines why the Egyptians became the forgotten ones in the history of astronomy and what they achieved by naked eye astronomy from c. 6500 BC at Nabta Playa to the orientation of temples by the Nile built by Macedonian and Ptolemaic rulers prior…

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Viewing with the Great Equatorial Telescope

February 12 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
Greenwich, Greater London SE10 8XJ
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Flamsteed viewing session with the Great Equatorial Telescope at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Bookings are restricted to members only. Depending on numbers, we may be able to accommodate guests but we won’t know until much nearer the date. These Flamsteed sessions are free to members but places are limited and advance booking is essential. If you would like a place, please contact us as soon as possible. We plan to observe the First Quarter Moon and Mars. Use of the…

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Blackheath Observing – Friday 22 February or Saturday 23 February

February 22 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Blackheath, North of Talbot Place SE3 0TZ United Kingdom + Google Map

We will be running a Blackheath Observing session on Friday 22nd February (main night) or Saturday 23rd February (weather back-up night, if conditions on Friday are poor) from 7.30pm until around 11pm. As with all observing events, we will only go ahead if weather conditions allow, and a "go/no-go" decision will be made on the day of the event. We will have at least three scopes available at the session, but please feel free to come along with your own.…

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Flamsteed Social Meeting

February 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
British Oak, 109 Old Dover Road
Blackheath, SE3 8SU United Kingdom
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British Oak, Blackheath January 28th, Monday 7.30pm Flamsteed Social Meeting at the British Oak, 109 Old Dover Road, Blackheath SE3 8SU.  All are welcome. The British Oak is located in the 'Old Dover Road', close to the Blackheath Standard shops, with bus stops for the following buses: 53, 54, 202, 108, 380 & 422. There is a bus stop outside the pub serviced by the '386' route. Many familiar faces will be there and, if you are a new member, just…

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