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January 2019

Robotic Telescopes Workshop

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Road
Blackheath, Greater London SE3 7SE United Kingdom

A Flamsteed Astronomy Society workshop on Robotic Telescopes at Mycenae House, Blackheath. Presented by Rupert Smith. Booking is required. This new workshop on Robotic Telescopes will aim to cover everything you need to know about automating your telescope system. The workshop will cover all aspects of an automated system whether it be a simple system at the bottom of your garden or a system hosted in another country. In addition to a presentation on the subject, there will be a…

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Science Museum Visit – The Sun: Living With Our Star – FULLY BOOKED

January 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD GB
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The Sun: Living With Our Star

THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED, BUT THE WAITING LIST IS OPEN. CLICK ON "BOOK NOW" TO ADD YOUR NAME TO THE WAITING LIST. We have arranged a visit to the Science Museum to see the temporary exhibition, The Sun: Living With Our Star. Curator, Dr Alison Boyle, has kindly agreed to meet us at the gallery and talk us through the exhibits. This is a ticketed exhibition and the entry cost for Flamsteed members is £10 per person (usually £15…

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Viewing with the Great Equatorial Telescope

January 29 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
Greenwich, Greater London SE10 8XJ
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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 Mars and Uranus. Use of the telescope is of…

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February 2019

Romney Observing Evening: 1 or 3 February 2019

February 1 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Martin and Jane have very kindly offered to run a viewing session from their observatory on Friday 1st February (with a weather back-up date of Sunday 3rd 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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Ancient Egyptians and their Astronomy by Dr Pauline Norris

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Dr Pauline Norris

The Mesopotamians and Greeks are frequently credited with developing astronomy. Indeed, Babylonian cuneiform texts show that a sophisticated form of astronomy was already being practised in Mesopotamia by c. 3000 BC. Using archaeological evidence, this talk first examines why the Egyptians became the forgotten ones in the history of astronomy and what they achieved by naked eye astronomy from c. 6500 BC at Nabta Playa to the orientation of temples by the Nile built by Macedonian and Ptolemaic rulers prior…

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Viewing with the Great Equatorial Telescope

February 12 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
Greenwich, Greater London SE10 8XJ
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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 First Quarter Moon and Mars. Use of the…

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Planetary Imaging Workshop

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Road
Blackheath, Greater London SE3 7SE United Kingdom
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A Flamsteed Astronomy Society workshop on Solar System / Planetary Imaging at Mycenae House, Blackheath. Presented by Rupert Smith. Booking is required. In this workshop, Rupert will describe what equipment to use for plantary 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…

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March 2019

Viewing with the Great Equatorial Telescope

March 5 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
Greenwich, Greater London SE10 8XJ
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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 Mars and Orion. Use of the telescope is of…

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Romney Observing Evening: 8 or 9 March 2019

March 8 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Martin and Jane have very kindly offered to run a viewing session from their observatory on Friday 8th March (with a weather back-up date of Saturday 9th March). 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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A Talk by Professor Chris Lintott

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Professor Chris Lintott

Chris Lintott is a professor of astrophysics at the University of Oxford, where he is also a research fellow at New College. His background is in work on the chemistry associated with star formation, but these days he thinks about galaxy formation. As Principal Investigator of the Zooniverse, he leads a team who run the world's most successful citizen science projects, allowing more than a million people to discover planets, transcribe ancient papyri or explore the Serengeti. A passionate advocate…

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