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February 2019

Planetary Imaging Workshop

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Road
Blackheath, Greater London SE3 7SE United Kingdom
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A Flamsteed Astronomy Society workshop on Solar System / Planetary Imaging at Mycenae House, Blackheath. Presented by Rupert Smith. Booking is required. In this workshop, Rupert will describe what equipment to use for plantary imaging and how to capture and process images. No previous experience of imaging 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…

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March 2019

Viewing with the Great Equatorial Telescope

March 5 @ 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 Orion. Use of the telescope is of…

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Romney Observing Evening: 8 or 9 March 2019

March 8 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Martin and Jane have very kindly offered to run a viewing session from their observatory on Friday 8th March (with a weather back-up date of Saturday 9th March). 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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A Talk by Professor Chris Lintott

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Professor Chris Lintott

Chris Lintott is a professor of astrophysics at the University of Oxford, where he is also a research fellow at New College. His background is in work on the chemistry associated with star formation, but these days he thinks about galaxy formation. As Principal Investigator of the Zooniverse, he leads a team who run the world's most successful citizen science projects, allowing more than a million people to discover planets, transcribe ancient papyri or explore the Serengeti. A passionate advocate…

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History of Astronomy Meeting: TBC

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
Greenwich, Greater London SE10 8XJ
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Talk 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 22 March or Saturday 23 March

March 22 @ 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 22nd March (main night) or Saturday 23rd March (weather back-up night, if conditions on Friday are poor) from 8pm until around 11pm. As with all observing events, we will only go ahead if weather conditions allow, and a "go/no-go" decision will be made on the day of the event. We will have at least three scopes available at the session, but please feel free to come along with your own.…

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Flamsteed Social Meeting

March 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
British Oak, 109 Old Dover Road
Blackheath, SE3 8SU United Kingdom
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British Oak, Blackheath March 25th, Monday 7.30pm Flamsteed Social Meeting at the British Oak, 109 Old Dover Road, Blackheath SE3 8SU.  All are welcome. The British Oak is located in the 'Old Dover Road', close to the Blackheath Standard shops, with bus stops for the following buses: 53, 54, 202, 108, 380 & 422. There is a bus stop outside the pub serviced by the '386' route. Many familiar faces will be there and, if you are a new member, just…

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Radio Astronomy Workshop

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Road
Blackheath, Greater London SE3 7SE United Kingdom
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Mullard Radio Telescope

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. 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 MEMBERS OF THE FLAMSTEED ASTRONOMY SOCIETY…

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April 2019

Viewing with the Great Equatorial Telescope

April 2 @ 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. Use of the telescope is of course weather-permitting.…

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Romney Observing Evening: 6 or 7 April 2019

April 6 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Martin and Jane have very kindly offered to run a viewing session from their observatory on Saturday 6th April (with a weather back-up date of Sunday 7th April). 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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