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May 2018

Members’ Talks

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
Greenwich, Greater London SE10 8XJ
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Free

Our Members' Talks evening will consist of a series of short talks delivered by our very own Flamsteed members.    The programme for the evening will be as follows:   • Adrian Challinor – Project DRAX at the Spaceguard Centre • Andy Sawers – Claudius Ptolemy and the Almagest • Stan Payne – Astronomical Mirror Coating • Bobby Manoo – Exoplanets: The Truth Is Out There • Jan Cernohorsky – Supernovae: Mass Is Destiny   Please come along and support…

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ROG Instruments, Past and Present by Tom Kerss

May 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Tom Kerss

For the first time in over 60 years, the ROG is operating instruments for the purpose of gathering and distributing scientific data. With the installation of a new astrographic platform this spring, Tom will look back at how past projects and the telescopes used to undertake them have inspired the future of astronomy in Greenwich, and how cutting-edge techniques will challenge our expectations of what is possible in our modern urban setting. Tom Kerss is a member of the ROG’s…

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June 2018

Leading Astronomers by Dr Allan Chapman

June 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Dr Allan Chapman Dr Allan Chapman will give a talk with focus on leading astronomers such as Galileo. Dr Allan Chapman FRAS is a fellow of Wadham College and member of the Oxford University History Faculty, where he specialises in teaching the history of science. He lectures at many institutions across the country, has presented numerous television programmes, and written several popular books. 

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