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April 2017
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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

Cassini at Saturn: The End is Nigh by Professor Carl Murray

May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Professor Carl Murray The spacecraft was launched in 1997 and reached the planet Saturn in 2004. The Cassini part of the spacecraft has been in orbit for almost 13 years, returning invaluable information about the planet, its rings and moons. In particular Cassini’s cameras have returned more than 300,000 images of the Saturn system. In November 2016 the spacecraft has entered a series of highly inclined orbits providing spectacular views of the rings and close-up images…

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Introduction to Radio Astronomy

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Road
Blackheath, London SE3 7SE United Kingdom
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In this workshop, we will explain how to set up simple radio systems for meteor detection and solar flare monitoring. These systems use relatively small radio aerials and cheap equipment, and do not require much technical expertise to set up. This workshop will be held at Mycenae House, Blackheath from 7pm on Thursday 18th May. Places will need to be reserved in advance and you can book a ticket by clicking on the link above. THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO…

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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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Solar Imaging Workshop

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae RoadBlackheath
London, SE3 7SE United Kingdom
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A Flamsteed Astronomy Society workshop on Solar Imaging at Mycenae House, Blackheath. Presented by Rupert Smith. Booking is required. In this workshop, Rupert will describe what equipment to use for solar imaging and how to capture and process images. No previous experience of imaging is required. Mycenae House is located in Mycenae Road just off Westcombe Park Road in Blackheath, SE3. It is close to the Blackheath Standard shops and buses. There is a café selling hot drinks and snacks…

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June 2017

LIGO and Gravitational Waves by Marcus Chown

June 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Marcus Chown Marcus Chown is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. Formerly a radio astronomer at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, he is cosmology consultant of New Scientist. His books include What A Wonderful World, Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You, Felicity Frobisher and the Three-Headed Aldebaran Dust Devil, and We Need to Talk to Kelvin, which was short-listed for the 2010 Royal Society Book Prize. Marcus has also tried his hand at Apps and won…

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Trip to the National Space Centre in Leicester

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
National Space Centre, Exploration Drive
Leicester, England LE4 5NS United Kingdom
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We have arranged a group visit to the National Space Centre in Leicester on Saturday 17 June, starting at 10am. The usual entry price is £14, but we have arranged a group discount so that the price becomes £10 per person. Payment will be due in advance, and we will send details on how to pay nearer the date of the trip. For those who haven't been to the National Space Centre, it's certainly well worth the visit. There are…

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September 2017

Flamsteed Lecture and 18th AGM

September 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Flamsteed lecture and 18th Annual General Meeting of the Flamsteed Astronomy Society. Speaker and topic to be advised.

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October 2017

Flamsteed Lecture

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Flamsteed lecture evening. Speaker and topic to be advised.

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November 2017

Flamsteed Lecture

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Flamsteed lecture evening. Speaker and topic to be advised.

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