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December 2017

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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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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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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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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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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Romney Observing Evening: 16 or 18 February 2018

February 16, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Free

Martin and Jane have very kindly offered to run a viewing session from their observatory on Friday 16th February (with a weather back-up date of Sunday 18th February). 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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March 2018

History of Astronomy Group Meeting: ‘The Greenwich Power Station and Its Effect Upon the Royal Observatory’

March 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
Greenwich, Greater London SE10 8XJ
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Flamsteed History of Astronomy Group Meeting. A talk by Graham Dolan. 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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