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The Flamsteed were treated to a packed evening of entertainment on an otherwise gloomy November evening. First up, Malcolm Porter gave us a quick overview of objects to view in the night sky this month, focusing on a few objects that are slightly more difficult to view in comparison to those presented at our last […]

by Mike Meynell At our lecture on 29 October 2012, we looked at a number of easier objects to view in the night sky: Jupiter Andromeda Galaxy (M31) Pleiades (M45) Double Cluster in Perseus All are still superb targets for binoculars or small telescopes. In this presentation, we will look at some slightly more challenging […]

Jon Butterworth is Professor of Physics at University College London, and a leading member of the High Energy Physics group on the ATLAS experiment at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research). Jon made his first visit to the Flamsteed to talk about the latest discoveries at CERN, focusing primarily on the latest update in the […]

by Mike Meynell At our lecture on 29 October 2012, we looked at a number of easy objects to view in the night sky: Jupiter Andromeda Galaxy (M31) Pleiades (M45) Double Cluster in Perseus All are superb targets for binoculars or small telescopes. The presentation is shown in the video below. Watch it full screen to […]

On a somewhat cold and blustery morning, ten eager individuals gathered in The Endeavour Room at the Royal Observatory Greenwich for what proved to be another very productive session, which began fairly promptly at 11.30am. Some of us had arrived an hour earlier to transport our motorised HEQ5 mount and tripod together with other equipment […]

I would like to thank all those who made it to the Ashburmham Arms last Wednesday the 10th October. I hope you had an enjoyable evening, we certainly achieved a lot in such a short time. For those of you who were unable to attend, here is a brief account. Mike Meynell arrived shortly after me […]

For our first lecture of the 2012/13 season, the Flamsteed were delighted to welcome Dr Radmila Topalovic of the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Though Radmila had never lectured to us before, she was well known to many Flamsteed members, both through her work at the ROG and as tutor of the GCSE Astronomy course. Radmila’s energetic […]

81 members of the Flamsteed Astronomy Society gathered in the lecture theatre of the National Maritime Museum for our 13th Annual General Meeting, to be followed by a lecture from Dr Radmila Topalovic of the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Lin Potter, in her last address as chair of the society after 9 years at the helm, […]

While most people watched Tom Daley win Olympic Bronze for Great Britain in the 10 meter diving event, a remarkable achievement, seventeen souls gathered under a cloudy sky on a dark site in Kent. Mike Meynell and I had studied weather maps and with conditions set to worsen on Sunday, we decided to give the […]

The last meeting of the season With Greenwich moving into Olympic mode, but at the same time, many exciting things taking place such as the Royal River exhibition in the National Maritime Museum, this was a special meeting with three talks given by Flamsteed members as follows:-   The Great Melbourne Telescope by Mike Dryland […]

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