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December 2018

Romney Observing Evening: 9 December 2018

December 9, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO SUNDAY 9 DECEMBER, DUE TO POOR WEATHER ON FRIDAY EVENING 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…

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Viewing with the Great Equatorial Telescope

December 11, 2018 @ 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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Blackheath Observing – Friday 14 December or Saturday 15 December – CANCELLED

December 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Blackheath, North of Talbot Place SE3 0TZ United Kingdom + Google Map

The December Blackheath Observing session has been CANCELLED due to poor weather. The next session will be on 25 or 26 January 2019.

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Telescope Workshop

December 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Road
Blackheath, Greater London SE3 7SE United Kingdom
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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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January 2019

Romney Observing Evening: 5 or 6 January 2019 – CANCELLED

January 5 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO POOR WEATHER

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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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Blackheath Observing – Friday 25 January or Saturday 26 January – CANCELLED

January 25 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Blackheath, North of Talbot Place SE3 0TZ United Kingdom + Google Map

The January Blackheath Observing session has been CANCELLED due to poor weather. The next session will be on 22 or 23 February.

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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: 3 February 2019 – CONFIRMED ON

February 3 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

THIS EVENT IS CONFIRMED ON Martin and Jane have very kindly offered to run a viewing session from their observatory on 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 the sky with his…

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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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