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August 2018

Solar Observing at the Royal Observatory Greenwich – CONFIRMED ON

August 25 @ 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 25th August from 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

August 30 @ 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 CLOUD COVER

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September 2018

Solar Observing at the Royal Observatory Greenwich – CONFIRMED ON

September 6 @ 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 6th September from 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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The Search for Life on Mars by Dr Peter Grindrod and Flamsteed AGM

September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Dr Peter Grindrod

One of the most fundamental questions that we can ask is whether we are alone in the universe. This talk will make the case that the best chance of finding life remains with Mars, despite ongoing exploration of our own Solar System and recent discoveries of exoplanets. In essence, studies of water and the habitability of Mars will drive and constrain the search for life in the coming decade and beyond. There is compelling evidence that the atmosphere and climate…

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Flamsteed Social Meeting

September 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
British Oak, 109 Old Dover Road
London, SE3 8SU United Kingdom
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British Oak, Blackheath September 24th, 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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RAS Library Visit

September 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House
London, W1J 0BQ United Kingdom
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Royal Astronomical Society We have arranged a visit to the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) Library on Thursday 27th September, starting at 2pm. The visit will last between 1 to 2 hours. The Royal Astronomical Society has a world-class collection in astronomy and geophysics that is far more comprehensive than the libraries of most universities and research institutions. During our visit, Dr Sian Prosser, will give us an introductory talk and will set out some rare treasures including a few Maunder…

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Blackheath Observing – Friday 28 September – CONFIRMED ON

September 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Blackheath, North of Talbot Place SE3 0TZ United Kingdom + Google Map

THIS EVENT IS CONFIRMED ON We will be running a Blackheath Observing session on Friday 28th September from 8pm until around 11pm. There will be plenty of objects to hold our interest during the observing session. The most notable of these is the Summer Triangle comprising the bright stars of Vega, Deneb and Altair. In the centre of the Summer Triangle, we will be able to see the colourful double star Albireo. Close to this is M57 the famous Ring…

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October 2018

Visit to e-Eye Telescope Hosting Facility in Spain – 4th – 7th October 2018 – CANCELLED

October 4 - October 7

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LOW INTEREST.   We are planning a visit to the telescope hosting facility of Entre Encinas y Estrellas (otherwise known as e-Eye), in Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain. E-Eye has a very dark sky (typical SQM reading in summer is 22) where the Milky Way is clearly visible including the dust lanes and with up to 270 clear nights per year. In addition to hosting robotic telescopes, the facility has excellent accommodation and visitor…

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Cinema Viewing of ‘First Man’

October 14 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Greenwich Picturehouse, 180 Greenwich High Road
London, SE10 8NN United Kingdom
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Apollo 11 Astronauts Want to see the new movie about Neil Armstrong and the Apollo landings with fellow Flamsteed members? First Man is soon to start showing at the Greenwich Picturehouse, 180 Greenwich High Road. We are planning on attending on Sunday 14th October at 17.00. There are a number of different price grades (retired, students, members of the Picturehouse, etc), so we ask that you book your own ticket and seat, using the link below. https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Greenwich_Picturehouse/film/first-man You are welcome…

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Journey to the Sun by Dr Helen Mason

October 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Dr Helen Mason OBE

PLEASE CONTACT THE BOOKING OFFICE DIRECTLY ON 020 8312 6608 IF YOU WISH TO BOOK A PLACE, AS THE ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM IS CURRENTLY NOT WORKING The Sun, our star, is now in a quiet phase of its activity cycle. Several solar space observatories have been watching the Sun over the past couple of decades: SoHO, Stereo, Hinode and the Solar Dynamics Observatory. NASA’s Parker Solar Probe was launched in August 2018 and ESA’s Solar Orbiter will be launched in…

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