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April 2017

Proving Einstein Right by Professor Ian Morison

April 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Professor Ian Morison A gentle introduction to Einstein's Theories of Relativity and how, over nearly 100 years physicists and astronomers, including those at the Jodrell Bank Observatory, have been testing them to the limit. A recent exciting development is the direct detection of gravitational waves which gives further proof of one of the theory's predictions. Ian Morison is an astronomer who served as the 35th Gresham Professor of Astronomy. Though a radio astronomer by profession, now…

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Deep Sky Imaging Part 1

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Road
London, Greater London SE3 7SE United Kingdom
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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. April 6th will see us offer our first Deep Sky Imaging class. The class will be in two parts, the first part will cover the equipment needed for long exposure deep sky imaging and its setup. Telescopes, mounts, camera types, guiding, filters and use etc. will all be covered. The second part will…

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Visit to the NMM Caird Library

April 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Caird Library, National Maritime Museum, Park Row, Greenwich
London, SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Following last year’s very popular visit, we’ve arranged a return to our own NMM Caird Library to look at some of the rare and interesting astronomy books, manuscripts, charts, and maps in the RMG collection. The Caird Library visit will take place at the NMM on Monday April 10th starting at 3pm and lasting an hour and a half. Megan Barford, Curator of Cartography, and Louise Devoy, Curator of the ROG, will be introducing the books and maps on show,…

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Blackheath Observing – Friday 14 April or Saturday 15 April

April 14 @ 8:30 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 14 April (or Saturday 15 April, if the weather is poor on Friday evening) from 8.30pm until around 11pm. We look forward to seeing you there. Please bring a telescope if you can, the more the merrier! If not there should be at least three scopes available to take you on a tour of the sky. Blackheath is quite exposed so please wrap up warm. We will meet at our usual…

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Next Steps in Astrophotography

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Road
Blackheath, Greater London SE3 7SE United Kingdom
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Star Trails over Romney This workshop is intended as a guide to the next steps in astrophotography, using DSLRs or compact system cameras. We will cover 3 main projects within the 2 hour session: 1. Processing time-lapse + star-trails 2. Image stacking 3. Milky-way processing or processing a wide-angle shot For each project, we will provide sample files, which people can download from Dropbox prior to the workshop. The presenters will be Mike Meynell and Sumitra…

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Flamsteed Pub Evening

April 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
British Oak, 109 Old Dover Road
Blackheath, SE3 8SU United Kingdom
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British Oak, Blackheath April 24th, 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: Sir John Frederick William Herschel 1792 – 1871

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
London, SE10 8XJ United Kingdom
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Sir John Frederick William Herschel Flamsteed History of Astronomy Group Meeting. Roy Hookway has kindly agreed to give another talk to the Flamsteed History of Astronomy group. John Herschel was the only son of Sir William Herschel, the discoverer of Uranus, and Mary Pitt. John was initially educated at home, surrounded by the leading scientists of his father’s era and rose to be one of the most eminent and influential scientists of the 19th century. He…

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May 2017

The Final Phase of the Cassini Mission by Professor Carl Murray

May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Professor Carl Murray Professor Carl Murray of Queen Mary College, London will be giving us an update on the final phase of the Cassini mission to Saturn. Carl is a member of the Cassini Imaging Team and he has been visiting us regularly to talk about the discoveries made by this most spectacular of space missions. His talks are always entrancing. Carl is interested in all aspects of the dynamics of planetary systems, from the orbital…

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Blackheath Observing – Friday 12 May or Saturday 13 May

May 12 @ 9:30 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 12 May (or Saturday 13 May, if the weather is poor on Friday evening) from 9.30pm until around 11.30pm. We look forward to seeing you there. Please bring a telescope if you can, the more the merrier! If not there should be at least three scopes available to take you on a tour of the sky. Blackheath is quite exposed so please wrap up warm. We will meet at our usual…

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Introduction to Radio Astronomy

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Road
Blackheath, London SE3 7SE United Kingdom
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In this workshop, we will explain how to set up simple radio systems for meteor detection and solar flare monitoring. These systems use relatively small radio aerials and cheap equipment, and do not require much technical expertise to set up. This workshop will be held at Mycenae House, Blackheath from 7pm on Thursday 18th May. Places will need to be reserved in advance and you can book a ticket by clicking on the link above. THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO…

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