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September 2018

RAS Library Visit

September 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House
London, W1J 0BQ United Kingdom
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Royal Astronomical Society We have arranged a visit to the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) Library on Thursday 27th September, starting at 2pm. The visit will last between 1 to 2 hours. The Royal Astronomical Society has a world-class collection in astronomy and geophysics that is far more comprehensive than the libraries of most universities and research institutions. During our visit, Dr Sian Prosser, will give us an introductory talk and will set out some rare treasures including a few Maunder…

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October 2018

Journey to the Sun by Dr Helen Mason

October 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Dr Helen Mason OBE

Dr Helen Mason will be giving a talk on NASA's Parker Solar Probe and ESA's Solar Orbiter. Talk details to follow. Dr Helen Mason is a Reader in Solar Physics at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge where she has been based for over 35 years. She obtained a BSc (First Class Honours) and PhD at the University of London. She has taught at Cambridge University, London University and for the Open University.…

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Viewing with the Great Equatorial Telescope

October 23 @ 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 Full Moon and Albireo. Use of the telescope…

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November 2018

Viewing with the Great Equatorial Telescope

November 6 @ 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 Albireo and M15. Use of the telescope is of…

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Romney Observing Evening: 9 or 10 November 2018

November 9 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Martin and Jane have very kindly offered to run a viewing session from their observatory on Friday 9th November (with a weather back-up date of Saturday 10th November). 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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Infrasound and the Evolution of Galaxies by Professor Andrew Fabian

November 12 @ 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 will give a talk on the subject of infrasound and the evolution of galaxies. Talk details to follow. 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…

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Deep Sky Imaging Workshop

November 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Road
Blackheath, Greater London SE3 7SE United Kingdom
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Barnard’s Loop in Orion A Flamsteed Astronomy Society workshop on Deep Sky Imaging at Mycenae House, Blackheath. Presented by Rupert Smith. Booking 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 located on the ground floor. THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO MEMBERS OF THE FLAMSTEED ASTRONOMY SOCIETY ONLY. Please do not book a…

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December 2018

Romney Observing Evening: 7 or 9 December 2018

December 7 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Martin and Jane have very kindly offered to run a viewing session from their observatory on Friday 7th December (with a weather back-up date of Sunday 9th December). 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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Dynamic Skies – The Story of Our Changing Cosmos & A New Revolution in Astronomy by Will Gater

December 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Will Gater

Across our human lifetimes, the night sky can often feel like something of a constant. Familiar stars come and go with the seasons, but their arrangement within the vast tableau of the firmament never varies. Nebulae appear today just as they were decades ago and the galaxies that we marvel at through our telescopes seem frozen within a static, obsidian, void. Yet the heavens are anything but still. We live in a whirl of celestial activity alive with the movement…

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Viewing with the Great Equatorial Telescope

December 11 @ 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 M15. Use of the telescope is of…

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