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March 2018

How to Measure the Universe by Dr Andrew Pontzen

March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Dr Andrew Pontzen Our Universe is, at the very least, 100 billion light years across. But where does this number come from? How can we measure the distance to even the nearest star when we've never visited? And, at a time when cosmologists reckon our Universe may be just one of many in a giant multiverse, will we ever truly grasp the magnitude of what's out there? Join us on a voyage into the farthest reaches of space and time.…

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April 2018

The Volatile Universe by Professor Tim O’Brien

April 9 @ 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 @ 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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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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