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June 2017

Trip to the National Space Centre in Leicester

June 17, 2017 @ 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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July 2017

Trip to Herstmonceux Castle and Observatory Science Centre

July 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Observatory Science Centre, HerstmonceuxHailsham, East Sussex BN27 1RN United Kingdom + Google Map

On Saturday 15th July, we will be running a trip to Herstmonceux Castle and the Observatory Science Centre. A tour of Herstmonceux Castle will take place from 10.30am, with tours of the telescope domes at the Observatory Science Centre from 2pm. Please aim to arrive on-site by 10.15am. If you want to attend, it is essential to book a place. Please click on the booking link above. You will be expected to make your own way to Herstmonceux, though it…

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September 2017

Behind the scenes curator tour – Observatory Life at the ROG

September 23, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
Greenwich, London SE10 8XJ United Kingdom
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The Airy Family relax together after a game of croquet, about 1868. Dr Louise Devoy, Curator of the ROG, will take us through the exhibits known as Observatory Life in the ROG Flamsteed House Astronomer’s Apartments. Louise will introduce the displays and tell us about the ideas behind the exhibition and the choice of items, and share some of the stories from the history of the ROG and lives of the Astronomers Royal and their families. For its working life,…

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January 2018

Visit to the Bayfordbury Observatory

January 10, 2018 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Bayfordbury Observatory, University of HertfordshireBayfordbury
Hertford, England SG13 8LD United Kingdom
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The Society has organised a visit to the Bayfordbury Observatory at the University of Hertfordshire, near Hertford, Hertfordshire on the evening of 10th January 2018 starting at 19:15. The Bayfordbury Observatory is the University of Hertfordshire's teaching observatory for astronomy and astrophysics. Situated approximately 6 miles from the main campus in Hatfield, Bayfordbury is regarded as one of the finest astronomical teaching observatories in the country. The Observatory is equipped with 7 large optical telescopes, 4 radio telescopes and a…

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May 2018

Visit to Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory

May 12, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory, Lord's Bridge, Barton
Cambridge, CB3 7EX United Kingdom

One antenna of the One-Mile Telescope at the observatory A return visit has been arranged to the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory of the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, on Saturday 12th May. The radio observatory is situated on the Lord’s Bridges site a short distance from Cambridge, on the A603, about ½ mile outside the village of Barton (see location) and is the site of several historic and working radio telescopes (Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory). The tour will be given…

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September 2018

RAS Library Visit

September 27, 2018 @ 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

Visit to e-Eye Telescope Hosting Facility in Spain – 4th – 7th October 2018 – CANCELLED

October 4, 2018 - October 7, 2018

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LOW INTEREST.   We are planning a visit to the telescope hosting facility of Entre Encinas y Estrellas (otherwise known as e-Eye), in Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain. E-Eye has a very dark sky (typical SQM reading in summer is 22) where the Milky Way is clearly visible including the dust lanes and with up to 270 clear nights per year. In addition to hosting robotic telescopes, the facility has excellent accommodation and visitor…

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Cinema Viewing of ‘First Man’

October 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Greenwich Picturehouse, 180 Greenwich High Road
London, SE10 8NN United Kingdom
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Apollo 11 Astronauts Want to see the new movie about Neil Armstrong and the Apollo landings with fellow Flamsteed members? First Man is soon to start showing at the Greenwich Picturehouse, 180 Greenwich High Road. We are planning on attending on Sunday 14th October at 17.00. There are a number of different price grades (retired, students, members of the Picturehouse, etc), so we ask that you book your own ticket and seat, using the link below. https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Greenwich_Picturehouse/film/first-man You are welcome…

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January 2019

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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June 2019

Visit to the Jodrell Bank Radio Observatory

June 22 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jodrell Bank Radio Observatory, Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9DL United Kingdom
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The Society has arranged a visit to the Jodrell Bank Radio Observatory on the 22nd June 2019. Jodrell Bank has several radio telescopes including the giant Lovell Telescope, and is part of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester. We plan to meet at the Reception in the Planet Pavilion on the observatory site. (Site and visitor information) To start our visit at 11:00am we have organised a talk on the research currently being undertaken at…

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