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December 2017

Searching for the Most Distant Quasars by Dr Daniel Mortlock

December 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Dr Daniel Mortlock Quasars - really the thermal glow from ultra-hot gas falling into a super-massive black hole at the centres of an otherwise ordinary galaxy - are amongst the brightest astronomical objects known, and so can be seen to great distances of billions of light years. The finite speed of light means that the most distant currently known quasars are also seen as they were when the Universe was about 5% of its current age (i.e., less than a…

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January 2018

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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February 2018

Infrasound and the Evolution of Galaxies by Professor Andrew Fabian

February 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Professor Andrew Fabian Professor Andrew Fabian OBE FRS is the Director of the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge. He also leads the X-Ray research group within the Institute. The group's research focuses on active galaxies, clusters of galaxies, elliptical galaxies, galactic black holes, neutron stars and the X-ray background. He is one of two UK members on ESA's Athena Science Study Team and Chair of the Science Advisory Committee for the Japanese mission ASTRO-H. Before becoming its…

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March 2018

How to Measure the Universe by Dr Andrew Pontzen

March 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Dr Andrew Pontzen Dr Andrew Pontzen is a lecturer and Royal Society University Research Fellow at University College London. Previously he has held fellowships at Oxford Astrophysics (Balliol College/Oxford Martin School) and at the Kavli Institute for Cosmology in Cambridge as an Emmanuel College research fellow. His research, which won the 2016 RAS Fowler Award, covers a range of topics in galaxy formation and computational cosmology, also touching on some early-Universe physics.

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April 2018

The Volatile Universe by Professor Tim O’Brien

April 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Professor Tim O'Brien Tim O'Brien is professor of Astrophysics at The University of Manchester and Associate Director of Jodrell Bank Observatory. Tim's main research involves trying to understand novae, a particular type of exploding star.

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May 2018

Members’ Talks

May 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
Greenwich, Greater London SE10 8XJ
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Free

"Members' Talks" evening. 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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Exoplanets by Professor Giovanna Tinetti

May 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Professor Giovanna Tinetti Professor Giovanna Tinetti is professor of Physics and Astronomy at University College London. Awarded a PhD in Theoretical Physics from University of Turin, she has since coordinated at UCL a team on exoplanets since 2007. Royal Society University Research Fellow 2009-present. ESA external fellow 2005-2007, NASA Astrobiology Institute/NRC fellow at Caltech/JPL 2001-2005.

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June 2018

Leading Astronomers by Dr Allan Chapman

June 4, 2018 @ 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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