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January 2018

Flamsteed Pub Evening

January 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
British Oak, 109 Old Dover Road
Blackheath, SE3 8SU United Kingdom
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British Oak, Blackheath January 22nd, Monday 8.00pm Flamsteed Pub Evening at the British Oak, 109 Old Dover Road, Blackheath SE3 8SU.  All are welcome.

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History of Astronomy Group Meeting: ‘A Miscellany of Historical Astronomy Sites and Places of Interest in the South East of England’

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Road
London, SE3 7SE United Kingdom
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Free

Flamsteed History of Astronomy Group Meeting. A talk by Malcolm Porter. We all know about the Royal Observatory Greenwich in South East London and the Royal Greenwich Observatory Herstmonceux in Sussex, or at least we think we do! However, there are a good number of astronomy-related site around the South East of England that are not so obvious. This is a brief trip around London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex to take a look at some of these locations, showing what’s still…

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Viewing with the Great Equatorial Telescope

January 30 @ 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 Full Moon and Uranus. Use of the telescope…

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February 2018

Infrasound and the Evolution of Galaxies by Professor Andrew Fabian

February 5 @ 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 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 Science Study Team and Chair of the Science Advisory Committee for the Japanese mission ASTRO-H. Before becoming its…

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Blackheath Observing – Friday 16 February or Saturday 17 February

February 16 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Blackheath, North of Talbot Place SE3 0TZ United Kingdom + Google Map

We will be running a Blackheath Observing session on Friday 16th February from 7.30pm until around 11pm. If the weather is poor on the Friday evening, the session will be moved to the following night, Saturday 17th February. We will have at least three scopes available at the session, but please feel free to come along with your own. The more the merrier! Blackheath is quite exposed, so please wrap up warm. We will meet at our usual spot just…

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Romney Observing Evening: 16 or 18 February 2018

February 16 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Free

Martin and Jane have very kindly offered to run a viewing session from their observatory on Friday 16th February (with a weather back-up date of Sunday 18th 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…

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Flamsteed Pub Evening

February 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
British Oak, 109 Old Dover Road
Blackheath, SE3 8SU United Kingdom
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British Oak, Blackheath February 19th, Monday 8.00pm Flamsteed Pub Evening at the British Oak, 109 Old Dover Road, Blackheath SE3 8SU.  All are welcome.

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Deep Sky Imaging Workshop

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Road
London, SE3 7SE United Kingdom
Free

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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March 2018

History of Astronomy Group Meeting: ‘The Greenwich Power Station and Its Effect Upon the Royal Observatory’

March 6 @ 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. A talk by Graham Dolan. Details to follow soon.       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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Blackheath Observing – Friday 9 March or Saturday 10 March

March 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Blackheath, North of Talbot Place SE3 0TZ United Kingdom + Google Map

We will be running a Blackheath Observing session on Friday 9th March from 8pm until around 11pm. If the weather is poor on the Friday evening, the session will be moved to the following night, Saturday 10th March. We will have at least three scopes available at the session, but please feel free to come along with your own. The more the merrier! Blackheath is quite exposed, so please wrap up warm. We will meet at our usual spot just…

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