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December 2017

Flamsteed Pub Evening

December 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
British Oak, 109 Old Dover Road
Blackheath, SE3 8SU United Kingdom
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British Oak, Blackheath December 18th, Monday 8.00pm Flamsteed Pub Evening at the British Oak, 109 Old Dover Road, Blackheath SE3 8SU.  All are welcome.

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Astrophotography – A Beginner’s Guide

December 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Road
London, SE3 7SE United Kingdom
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Free

Orion Nebula M42 from Blackheath, SE London - by Mike Meynell This workshop is intended as a basic introduction to astrophotography, using DSLRs or compact system cameras. We will introduce the sort of equipment that you might need for basic astrophotography, camera settings for taking the best astro images and the types of image that you can take. We will also explain how to hook up a camera to a telescope and show how camera phones, compact cameras and DSLRs…

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Blackheath Observing – Friday 22 December or Saturday 23 December

December 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 December from 7.30pm until around 11pm. If the weather is poor on the Friday evening, the session will be moved to the following night, Saturday 23rd December. We will have at least three scopes available at the session, but please feel free to come along with your own. The more the merrier! Blackheath is quite exposed, so please wrap up warm. We will meet at our usual spot just…

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January 2018

Viewing with the Great Equatorial Telescope

January 2, 2018 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
Greenwich, SE10 8XJ United Kingdom
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Free

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 Full Moon and Uranus. Use of the telescope…

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Smashing Physics by Professor Jon Butterworth

January 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Professor Jon Butterworth Jon Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London. He is a member of the UCL High Energy Physics group and works on the Atlas experiment at Cern's Large Hadron Collider. His research investigates what nature is like at the smallest distances and the highest energies - the fundamental physical laws. This tells us about the physics which was most important in the first few moments after the big bang.

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Visit to the Bayfordbury Observatory

January 10, 2018 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Bayfordbury Observatory, University of HertfordshireBayfordbury
Hertford, England SG13 8LD United Kingdom
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Free

The Society has organised a visit to the Bayfordbury Observatory at the University of Hertfordshire, near Hertford, Hertfordshire on the evening of 10th January 2018 starting at 19:15. The Bayfordbury Observatory is the University of Hertfordshire's teaching observatory for astronomy and astrophysics. Situated approximately 6 miles from the main campus in Hatfield, Bayfordbury is regarded as one of the finest astronomical teaching observatories in the country. The Observatory is equipped with 7 large optical telescopes, 4 radio telescopes and a…

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Blackheath Observing – Friday 12 January or Saturday 13 January

January 12, 2018 @ 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 12th January from 7.30pm until around 11pm. If the weather is poor on the Friday evening, the session will be moved to the following night, Saturday 13th January. We will have at least three scopes available at the session, but please feel free to come along with your own. The more the merrier! Blackheath is quite exposed, so please wrap up warm. We will meet at our usual spot just…

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Romney Observing Evening: 18 or 19 January 2018

January 18, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Free

Martin and Jane have very kindly offered to run a viewing session from their observatory on Thursday 18th January (with a weather back-up date of Friday 19th January). 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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History of Astronomy Group Meeting: ‘Miscellaneous Historical Astronomical Sites Around and About the South of England’

January 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Road
London, SE3 7SE United Kingdom
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Free

Flamsteed History of Astronomy Group Meeting. A talk by Malcolm Porter. Details to follow soon.     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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Viewing with the Great Equatorial Telescope

January 30, 2018 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
Greenwich, SE10 8XJ United Kingdom
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Free

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 Full Moon and Uranus. Use of the telescope…

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