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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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Viewing with the Great Equatorial Telescope

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

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Blackheath Observing – Friday 26 October – CONFIRMED ON

October 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Blackheath, North of Talbot Place SE3 0TZ United Kingdom + Google Map

THIS EVENT IS CONFIRMED ON Our second Blackheath observing event of the new season is scheduled to take place this Friday (26th October). The event is planned to begin at 7.30pm. It looks like (for two events in a row!!) we will have a quality clear sky on Friday evening. The night should hold plenty of interest. For those arriving at the start time, Mars will be due South and will hopefully yield some surface detail. Beginning to set now…

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November 2018

Viewing with the Great Equatorial Telescope

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

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Romney Observing Evening: 8 or 9 November 2018

November 8, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Martin and Jane have very kindly offered to run a viewing session from their observatory on Thursday 8th November (with a weather back-up date of Friday 9th 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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Blackheath Observing – Friday 30 November – CANCELLED

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

Our next scheduled observing event was proposed to take place tonight (Friday 30 November) depending on the weather. Unfortunately the various weather forecasts and satellite info is suggesting cloud and at best, poor seeing . Therefore we have decided it is not practical for the event to go ahead so tonight's Blackheath observing session is now CANCELLED. Apologies to those of you looking forward to it. Our next Blackheath Observing event will be on 14 or 15 December.

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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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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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