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April 2017

Proving Einstein Right by Professor Ian Morison

April 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Professor Ian Morison A gentle introduction to Einstein's Theories of Relativity and how, over nearly 100 years physicists and astronomers, including those at the Jodrell Bank Observatory, have been testing them to the limit. A recent exciting development is the direct detection of gravitational waves which gives further proof of one of the theory's predictions. Ian Morison is an astronomer who served as the 35th Gresham Professor of Astronomy. Though a radio astronomer by profession, now…

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Deep Sky Imaging Part 1

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Road
London, Greater London SE3 7SE United Kingdom
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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. April 6th will see us offer our first Deep Sky Imaging class. The class will be in two parts, the first part will cover the equipment needed for long exposure deep sky imaging and its setup. Telescopes, mounts, camera types, guiding, filters and use etc. will all be covered. The second part will…

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Visit to the NMM Caird Library

April 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Caird Library, National Maritime Museum, Park Row, Greenwich
London, SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Following last year’s very popular visit, we’ve arranged a return to our own NMM Caird Library to look at some of the rare and interesting astronomy books, manuscripts, charts, and maps in the RMG collection. The Caird Library visit will take place at the NMM on Monday April 10th starting at 3pm and lasting an hour and a half. Megan Barford, Curator of Cartography, and Louise Devoy, Curator of the ROG, will be introducing the books and maps on show,…

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Blackheath Observing – Saturday 15 April – CONFIRMED ON

April 15 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Blackheath, North of Talbot Place SE3 0TZ United Kingdom + Google Map

THIS EVENT IS CONFIRMED ON... MEET FROM 8.30PM We will be running a Blackheath Observing session on Saturday 15 April, from 8.30pm until around 11pm. We look forward to seeing you there. Please bring a telescope if you can, the more the merrier! If not there should be at least three scopes available to take you on a tour of the sky. Blackheath is quite exposed so please wrap up warm. We will meet at our usual spot just north of…

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Flamsteed Pub Evening

April 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
British Oak, 109 Old Dover Road
Blackheath, SE3 8SU United Kingdom
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British Oak, Blackheath April 24th, 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: Sir John Frederick William Herschel 1792 – 1871

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
London, SE10 8XJ United Kingdom
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Sir John Frederick William Herschel Flamsteed History of Astronomy Group Meeting. Roy Hookway has kindly agreed to give another talk to the Flamsteed History of Astronomy group. John Herschel was the only son of Sir William Herschel, the discoverer of Uranus, and Mary Pitt. John was initially educated at home, surrounded by the leading scientists of his father’s era and rose to be one of the most eminent and influential scientists of the 19th century. He…

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May 2017

Cassini at Saturn: The End is Nigh by Professor Carl Murray

May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Professor Carl Murray The spacecraft was launched in 1997 and reached the planet Saturn in 2004. The Cassini part of the spacecraft has been in orbit for almost 13 years, returning invaluable information about the planet, its rings and moons. In particular Cassini’s cameras have returned more than 300,000 images of the Saturn system. In November 2016 the spacecraft has entered a series of highly inclined orbits providing spectacular views of the rings and close-up images…

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Blackheath Observing – Saturday 13 May – CONFIRMED ON

May 13 @ 9:30 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 Saturday 13 May from 9.30pm until around 11.30pm. The Moon will be absent during our session and the main event of the evening will surely be Jupiter. At around 9.30, Io will transit, casting its shadow across Jupiter's clouds. So come along and enjoy this and other objects before the bright summer skies intrude. We will have at least three scopes available at the session, but…

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Flamsteed Pub Evening

May 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 May 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: Amazing Astronomical Alignments!

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
London, SE10 8XJ United Kingdom
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Stonehenge Sunset Flamsteed History of Astronomy Group Meeting. In 2015 Bobby Manoo spent two weeks in Egypt and, like many before, found himself in awe of the majestic ancient monuments, cultural strength, remarkable knowledge of the ancient Egyptians and their in-depth knowledge in maths, science and engineering but, particularly, in their astronomy and their knowledge of our solar system. This visit prompted Bobby to research other ancient monuments and their astronomical connections including, Chitchen Itza temple…

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