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May 2019

History of Astronomy Talk: ‘The Isaac Newton Telescope: A Historical Perspective’

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
Greenwich, Greater London SE10 8XJ
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Malcolm Porter will deliver a talk on the Isaac Newton Telescope. When it comes to funding science, and in particular astronomy in Britain, we have tried all sorts of options, the Monarch, private individuals, learned societies, Universities and, if the law of the imperative applied, even the British Government! Perhaps similar applies to all countries, however, perhaps the agreement to build what became the 98 inch Isaac Newton Telescope, initially at Herstmonceux was, possibly, the start of something much better…

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Solar Observing at the Royal Observatory Greenwich – CONFIRMED ON

May 23 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
London, SE10 8XJ United Kingdom
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Solar Observing at the ROG THIS EVENT IS CONFIRMED ON We will be running a solar observing session at the Royal Observatory Greenwich on Thursday 23rd May from around 11.30am to around 4pm. This session is open to all and is free of charge. There is no need to book, just turn up. We will be setting up at our usual location by the Altazimuth Building at the Royal Observatory. A map of the location can be found here.

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Members’ Solar Observing at the Royal Observatory Greenwich – CANCELLED

May 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
London, SE10 8XJ United Kingdom
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Solar Viewing THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO POOR WEATHER

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June 2019

Solar Observing at the Royal Observatory Greenwich – CONFIRMED ON

June 1 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
London, SE10 8XJ United Kingdom
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Solar Observing at the ROG THIS EVENT IS CONFIRMED ON We will be running a solar observing session at the Royal Observatory Greenwich on Saturday 1st June from around 11.30am to around 4pm. This session is open to all and is free of charge. There is no need to book, just turn up. We will be setting up at our usual location by the Altazimuth Building at the Royal Observatory. A map of the location can be found here.

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Solar Observing at the Royal Observatory Greenwich – CANCELLED

June 8 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
London, SE10 8XJ United Kingdom
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Solar Observing at the ROG THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO POOR WEATHER

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The Secret Rulers of the World – the Apollo Moon Landings, Conspiracy Theories and Critical Thinking Skills in a “Post-truth” World by Professor Anu Ojha

June 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Professor Anu Ojha OBE

In our technologically-driven society, the number of people who believe that the Moon landings took place in the Nevada Desert and that the 9-11 attacks either never happened or were controlled demolitions, is ever increasing, even though many of these views have little acceptance within the academic community. Why is this the case? Are scientists part of the global conspiracy or are things not quite as they appear? Who cares what people choose to believe? What are the ramifications for…

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Members’ Solar Observing at the Royal Observatory Greenwich – CANCELLED

June 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
London, SE10 8XJ United Kingdom
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Solar Viewing THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO POOR WEATHER

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History of Astronomy Talk: ‘Sir Arthur Eddington: England’s Luckiest Astrophysicist’

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Road
Blackheath, Greater London SE3 7SE United Kingdom
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Sir Arthur Eddington (1882-1944)

Please note that this talk will be taking place at Mycenae House, not at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. The total solar eclipse of May 1919 provided a well-timed opportunity to prove or disprove Einstein’s theory that gravity can bend light. A number of very fortunate circumstances came together, without which Arthur Eddington, who led one of the two expeditions, would not have been able to play his world-changing role in this extraordinary exercise. Eddington wasn’t the only important scientist in…

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Solar Observing at the Royal Observatory Greenwich – CANCELLED

June 20 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
London, SE10 8XJ United Kingdom
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Solar Observing at the ROG THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO FORECAST CLOUD COVER

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Visit to the Jodrell Bank Radio Observatory

June 22 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jodrell Bank Radio Observatory, Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9DL United Kingdom
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The Society has arranged a visit to the Jodrell Bank Radio Observatory on the 22nd June 2019. Jodrell Bank has several radio telescopes including the giant Lovell Telescope, and is part of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester. We plan to meet at the Reception in the Planet Pavilion on the observatory site. (Site and visitor information) To start our visit at 11:00am we have organised a talk on the research currently being undertaken at…

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