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April 2017
Free

Visit to the NMM Caird Library

April 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Caird Library, National Maritime Museum, Park Row, Greenwich
London, SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Following last year’s very popular visit, we’ve arranged a return to our own NMM Caird Library to look at some of the rare and interesting astronomy books, manuscripts, charts, and maps in the RMG collection. The Caird Library visit will take place at the NMM on Monday April 10th starting at 3pm and lasting an hour and a half. Megan Barford, Curator of Cartography, and Louise Devoy, Curator of the ROG, will be introducing the books and maps on show,…

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History of Astronomy Group Meeting: Sir John Frederick William Herschel 1792 – 1871

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
London, SE10 8XJ United Kingdom
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Sir John Frederick William Herschel Flamsteed History of Astronomy Group Meeting. Roy Hookway has kindly agreed to give another talk to the Flamsteed History of Astronomy group. John Herschel was the only son of Sir William Herschel, the discoverer of Uranus, and Mary Pitt. John was initially educated at home, surrounded by the leading scientists of his father’s era and rose to be one of the most eminent and influential scientists of the 19th century. He…

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May 2017
Free

History of Astronomy Group Meeting: Amazing Astronomical Alignments!

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
London, SE10 8XJ United Kingdom
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Stonehenge Sunset Flamsteed History of Astronomy Group Meeting. In 2015 Bobby Manoo spent two weeks in Egypt and, like many before, found himself in awe of the majestic ancient monuments, cultural strength, remarkable knowledge of the ancient Egyptians and their in-depth knowledge in maths, science and engineering but, particularly, in their astronomy and their knowledge of our solar system. This visit prompted Bobby to research other ancient monuments and their astronomical connections including, Chitchen Itza temple…

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