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October 2017

Romney Observing Evening: 21 or 22 October 2017

October 21 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Free

Martin and Jane have very kindly offered to run a viewing session from their observatory on Saturday 21st October (with a weather back-up date of Sunday 22nd October). 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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Telescope Workshop

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Road
Blackheath, Greater London SE3 7SE United Kingdom
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Free

Don’t know one end of a telescope from the other? Not sure what type of telescope you should buy? Confused by the different types of mounts and eyepieces? If so, this workshop is for you. In this workshop, we will explain the different types of telescopes and mounts. We will cover some basic telescope theory, and give you a guide on what not to buy. We will also look at the basics of polar alignment, and telescope collimation. The workshop…

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Viewing with the Great Equatorial Telescope

October 31 @ 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 Waxing Gibbous Moon and Albireo. Use of the…

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November 2017

Viewing with the Great Equatorial Telescope

November 7 @ 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 Albireo and M13 (Great Hercules Cluster). Use of the…

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The Far Future of the Sun, Earth and Life in the Solar System by Professor Ian Crawford

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Professor Ian Crawford This talk will describe the long-term evolution of the Sun as a main-sequence star, then as a red-giant and asymptotic giant branch star, and the implications for life on Earth and other planets and moons of the solar system as the Sun evolves. Professor Ian Crawford is Professor of Planetary Science and Astrobiology at Birkbeck College, University of London. Since 2003, Ian shifted the balance of his research activities away from observational astronomy and into planetary science,…

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History of Astronomy Group Meeting

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
Greenwich, Greater London SE10 8XJ
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Free

Flamsteed History of Astronomy Group Meeting 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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Romney Observing Evening: 18 or 19 November 2017

November 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Free

Martin and Jane have very kindly offered to run a viewing session from their observatory on Saturday 18th November (with a weather back-up date of Sunday 19th 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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December 2017

Viewing with the Great Equatorial Telescope

December 5 @ 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 Waning Gibbous Moon and Uranus. Use of the…

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Searching for the Most Distant Quasars by Dr Daniel Mortlock

December 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Dr Daniel Mortlock Quasars - really the thermal glow from ultra-hot gas falling into a super-massive black hole at the centres of an otherwise ordinary galaxy - are amongst the brightest astronomical objects known, and so can be seen to great distances of billions of light years. The finite speed of light means that the most distant currently known quasars are also seen as they were when the Universe was about 5% of its current age (i.e., less than a…

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Romney Observing Evening: 15 or 17 December 2017

December 15 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Free

Martin and Jane have very kindly offered to run a viewing session from their observatory on Friday 15th December (with a weather back-up date of Sunday 17th 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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