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The Flamsteed were delighted to welcome back Dr Stuart Clark, a regular visitor to the society. Stuart has recently been awarded the 2013 European Astronomy Journalism Prize, which was richly deserved, his prize being a trip to Chile to see the telescopes in the Atacama Desert. We hope he has a fantastic trip. His articles […]

by Mike Meynell Here is a list of objects to view in the sky in October 2013: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on 18 October. The Moon will enter Earth’s penumbral shadow at 22:48 BST on 18 October with mid-eclipse occurring at 00:50 BST on 19 October. Comet C/2012 S1 ISON. Still very faint – around 10th […]

Report by Mike Meynell The first thing you notice on arrival at CERN is the large number of overhead power lines which seem to be heading into some rather unassuming buildings on the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. Other than this, there is very little hint of the extraordinary things that are going on 100 metres […]

The Flamsteed were delighted to welcome back our good friend, Dr Marek Kukula, the Public Astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, who came to give a ‘behind the scenes’ view about the process that led to the recent ‘Visions of the Universe’ exhibition. The exhibition was an unqualified success, with over 70,000 visitors and some […]

by Mike Meynell Here is a list of objects to view in the sky in September 2013: Sun Dogs The Moon – Crater Copernicus, Crater Clavius, Vallis Alpes Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Uranus and Neptune M31 Andromeda Galaxy. An easy object to find in the night sky. From the left (eastern-most) corner of the great square of […]

On setting out on the journey to Cudham to see if we could catch sight of some Perseid meteors, the weather conditions reminded me of last year’s event, where heavy cloud prevented us from seeing many meteors until the very end of our session. Fortunately, the forecast this year was for the cloud to start […]

Report by Mike Meynell It does seem rather unusual to be writing a report about a Flamsteed event that was officially cancelled! For this event, we were due to be joined by the BBC Sky at Night team, who were keen to launch their “Moore Moon Marathon” season at a Flamsteed Blackheath session. Sadly, the […]

Report by Mike Meynell. Pictures by Grey Lipley. On Thursday 13 June, the museum held an “open evening” to coincide with the opening of the new “Visions of the Universe” exhibition. For the second time in a week, Flamsteed volunteers turned out to help at the event. However, in comparison to the solar viewing event […]

The 2012/13 Flamsteed season has been a particularly busy one, with over 50 organised events offered to Flamsteed members. This was our tenth, and final, lecture of the season, but we’ve also offered 16 observing events in Blackheath, Cudham and Romney (of which 8 have been successful – a 50% strike rate is not bad […]

We were very fortunate to be taken to see the astronomy reserve collection by curator Dr Rebekah Higgitt.  In common with many of the team, Becky is very busy just now with a number of projects including preparations for the special exhibition to mark the 2014 tercentenary of the Longitude Act.  She is also preparing […]

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