Loading Events

← Back to Events

Flamsteed Astronomy Society

September 2018

RAS Library Visit

September 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House
London, W1J 0BQ United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

October 2018

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
+ Google Map
Dr Helen Mason OBE

Dr Helen Mason will be giving a talk on NASA's Parker Solar Probe and ESA's Solar Orbiter. Talk details to follow. Dr Helen Mason is a Reader in Solar Physics at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge where she has been based for over 35 years. She obtained a BSc (First Class Honours) and PhD at the University of London. She has taught at Cambridge University, London University and for the Open University.…

Find out more »

November 2018

Romney Observing Evening: 9 or 10 November 2018

November 9 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Martin and Jane have very kindly offered to run a viewing session from their observatory on Friday 9th November (with a weather back-up date of Saturday 10th November). For the benefit of newer members, Martin’s observatory (a shed, but not as most of us know sheds) is very well equipped including a permanently mounted 14-inch SCT and a smaller refractor with CCD camera. Martin himself is a very knowledgeable observer, who can not only show people round the lollipops of…

Find out more »

Infrasound and the Evolution of Galaxies by Professor Andrew Fabian

November 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Professor Andrew Fabian

Professor Andrew Fabian will give a talk on the subject of infrasound and the evolution of galaxies. Talk details to follow. Professor Andrew Fabian OBE FRS is the Director of the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge. He also leads the X-Ray research group within the Institute. The group's research focuses on active galaxies, clusters of galaxies, elliptical galaxies, galactic black holes, neutron stars and the X-ray background. He is one of two UK members on ESA's Athena…

Find out more »

December 2018

Romney Observing Evening: 7 or 9 December 2018

December 7 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Martin and Jane have very kindly offered to run a viewing session from their observatory on Friday 7th December (with a weather back-up date of Sunday 9th December). For the benefit of newer members, Martin’s observatory (a shed, but not as most of us know sheds) is very well equipped including a permanently mounted 14-inch SCT and a smaller refractor with CCD camera. Martin himself is a very knowledgeable observer, who can not only show people round the lollipops of…

Find out more »

Dynamic Skies – The Story of Our Changing Cosmos & A New Revolution in Astronomy by Will Gater

December 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Will Gater

Across our human lifetimes, the night sky can often feel like something of a constant. Familiar stars come and go with the seasons, but their arrangement within the vast tableau of the firmament never varies. Nebulae appear today just as they were decades ago and the galaxies that we marvel at through our telescopes seem frozen within a static, obsidian, void. Yet the heavens are anything but still. We live in a whirl of celestial activity alive with the movement…

Find out more »

January 2019

Romney Observing Evening: 5 or 6 January 2019

January 5, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Martin and Jane have very kindly offered to run a viewing session from their observatory on Saturday 5th January (with a weather back-up date of Sunday 6th January). For the benefit of newer members, Martin’s observatory (a shed, but not as most of us know sheds) is very well equipped including a permanently mounted 14-inch SCT and a smaller refractor with CCD camera. Martin himself is a very knowledgeable observer, who can not only show people round the lollipops of…

Find out more »

Flamsteed Lecture – Details TBC

January 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Find out more »

February 2019

Romney Observing Evening: 1 or 3 February 2019

February 1, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Martin and Jane have very kindly offered to run a viewing session from their observatory on Friday 1st February (with a weather back-up date of Sunday 3rd February). For the benefit of newer members, Martin’s observatory (a shed, but not as most of us know sheds) is very well equipped including a permanently mounted 14-inch SCT and a smaller refractor with CCD camera. Martin himself is a very knowledgeable observer, who can not only show people round the lollipops of…

Find out more »

Flamsteed Lecture – Details TBC

February 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Find out more »

March 2019

Romney Observing Evening: 8 or 9 March 2019

March 8, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Martin and Jane have very kindly offered to run a viewing session from their observatory on Friday 8th March (with a weather back-up date of Saturday 9th March). For the benefit of newer members, Martin’s observatory (a shed, but not as most of us know sheds) is very well equipped including a permanently mounted 14-inch SCT and a smaller refractor with CCD camera. Martin himself is a very knowledgeable observer, who can not only show people round the lollipops of…

Find out more »

A Talk by Professor Chris Lintott

March 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Professor Chris Lintott

Chris Lintott is a professor of astrophysics at the University of Oxford, where he is also a research fellow at New College. His background is in work on the chemistry associated with star formation, but these days he thinks about galaxy formation. As Principal Investigator of the Zooniverse, he leads a team who run the world's most successful citizen science projects, allowing more than a million people to discover planets, transcribe ancient papyri or explore the Serengeti. A passionate advocate…

Find out more »

April 2019

Romney Observing Evening: 6 or 7 April 2019

April 6, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Martin and Jane have very kindly offered to run a viewing session from their observatory on Saturday 6th April (with a weather back-up date of Sunday 7th April). For the benefit of newer members, Martin’s observatory (a shed, but not as most of us know sheds) is very well equipped including a permanently mounted 14-inch SCT and a smaller refractor with CCD camera. Martin himself is a very knowledgeable observer, who can not only show people round the lollipops of…

Find out more »

A Talk on BepiColombo by Professor David Rothery

April 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Professor David Rothery

Professor David Rothery will give a talk on planetary science and the BepiColombo mission. Details of the talk to follow.  David is Professor of Planetary Geosciences at the Open University, based in Milton Keynes, where he teaches about planets, volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis and geology in general. His research interests centre on the study of volcanic activity by means of remote sensing, and volcanology and geoscience in general on other planets. Although he loves the icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn,…

Find out more »

May 2019

Flamsteed Lecture – Details TBC

May 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Find out more »

June 2019

A Talk by Professor Anu Ojha

June 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Professor Anu Ojha OBE

Anu Ojha has been an Executive Director of the National Space Centre since 2008 and is Director of the UK’s National Space Academy programme. He co-led the development for Government of the National Higher Apprenticeship programme for the Space Sector and has contributed to a number of National and International policy studies including ESA/EU strategies for skills and education in the 21st Century (2010), the UK’s Space Exploration Review (2009), Innovation and Growth Strategy (2010) and Space Growth Action Plan…

Find out more »
+ Export Events