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January 2018

Blackheath Observing – Friday 12 January or Saturday 13 January – CANCELLED

January 12 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Blackheath, North of Talbot Place SE3 0TZ United Kingdom + Google Map

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO POOR WEATHER

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Romney Observing Evening: 18 or 19 January 2018

January 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

THIS EVENT IS CONFIRMED TO GO AHEAD AS PLANNED. THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. Martin and Jane have very kindly offered to run a viewing session from their observatory on Thursday 18th January (with a weather back-up date of Friday 19th January). 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…

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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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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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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

Exoplanets by Professor Giovanna Tinetti

February 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Professor Giovanna Tinetti The Earth is special to us – it’s our home. But is it really special as a planet? Every star we can see in the night sky is likely to be orbited by planets. There are probably a thousand billion planets in our galaxy alone. In about twenty years, more than 3700 “exoplanets” have been discovered in distant solar systems. There are planets completing a revolution around their mother star in less than one day, as well…

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Blackheath Observing – Saturday 17 February – CANCELLED

February 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Blackheath, North of Talbot Place SE3 0TZ United Kingdom + Google Map

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO A POOR WEATHER FORECAST

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Romney Observing Evening: 18 February 2018 – CANCELLED

February 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO POOR WEATHER

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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

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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