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February 2018

Infrasound and the Evolution of Galaxies by Professor Andrew Fabian

February 5, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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March 2018

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

March 6, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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How to Measure the Universe by Dr Andrew Pontzen

March 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Dr Andrew Pontzen Dr Andrew Pontzen is a lecturer and Royal Society University Research Fellow at University College London. Previously he has held fellowships at Oxford Astrophysics (Balliol College/Oxford Martin School) and at the Kavli Institute for Cosmology in Cambridge as an Emmanuel College research fellow. His research, which won the 2016 RAS Fowler Award, covers a range of topics in galaxy formation and computational cosmology, also touching on some early-Universe physics.

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Romney Observing Evening: 17 or 18 March 2018

March 17, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Free

Martin and Jane have very kindly offered to run a viewing session from their observatory on Saturday 17th March (with a weather back-up date of Sunday 18th 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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Viewing with the Great Equatorial Telescope

March 27, 2018 @ 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 Waxing Gibbous Moon. Use of the telescope is…

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April 2018

The Volatile Universe by Professor Tim O’Brien

April 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Professor Tim O'Brien Tim O'Brien is professor of Astrophysics at The University of Manchester and Associate Director of Jodrell Bank Observatory. Tim's main research involves trying to understand novae, a particular type of exploding star.

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Blackheath Observing – Friday 13 April or Saturday 14 April

April 13, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Blackheath, North of Talbot Place SE3 0TZ United Kingdom + Google Map

We will be running a Blackheath Observing session on Friday 13th April from 9pm until around 11.30pm. If the weather is poor on the Friday evening, the session will be moved to the following night, Saturday 14th April. 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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