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Romney Observing Evening: 15 or 17 December 2017

December 15 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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December 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Astrophotography – A Beginner’s Guide

December 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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The Flamsteed had the great pleasure of welcoming Brendan Owens from the Royal Observatory Greenwich for our 2012 Christmas lecture. Flamsteed members enjoyed mince pies and chocolate biscuits with their tea and coffee on arrival, to get into a festive mood. We were also very grateful to the museum for arranging to open the museum […]

by Mike Meynell There are some fabulous objects and events to view in the sky this month: Mercury Venus, Mercury and the Crescent Moon Saturn Jupiter Orion and the Orion Nebula The Moon passing in front of open cluster M67 Geminids meteor shower peaking on 13 December The presentation is shown in the video below. […]

by Grey Lipley Mike Meynell and I have had our first meeting with the BBC to discover what they have planned for Stargazing Live at the NMM/ROG in 2013. The discussion was very informative and extremely positive. While we listened it became apparent that the proposed event is far larger than the one we organised […]

Two solar flares have been detected by the Flamsteed VLF receiver. – M1.7 on 20 November at 12:41UT and M3.5 on 21 November at 15:30UT. Both have been verified using data from the internet including stunning video footage. Both Mike and I were slightly concerned that we might not have enough to talk about at […]

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 […]

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