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Flamsteed Astronomy Society

January 2019

Science Museum Visit – The Sun: Living With Our Star – FULLY BOOKED

January 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD GB
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The Sun: Living With Our Star

THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED, BUT THE WAITING LIST IS OPEN. CLICK ON "BOOK NOW" TO ADD YOUR NAME TO THE WAITING LIST. We have arranged a visit to the Science Museum to see the temporary exhibition, The Sun: Living With Our Star. Curator, Dr Alison Boyle, has kindly agreed to meet us at the gallery and talk us through the exhibits. This is a ticketed exhibition and the entry cost for Flamsteed members is £10 per person (usually £15…

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February 2019

Romney Observing Evening: 1 or 3 February 2019

February 1 @ 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…

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Ancient Egyptians and their Astronomy by Dr Pauline Norris

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Dr Pauline Norris

The Mesopotamians and Greeks are frequently credited with developing astronomy. Indeed, Babylonian cuneiform texts show that a sophisticated form of astronomy was already being practised in Mesopotamia by c. 3000 BC. Using archaeological evidence, this talk first examines why the Egyptians became the forgotten ones in the history of astronomy and what they achieved by naked eye astronomy from c. 6500 BC at Nabta Playa to the orientation of temples by the Nile built by Macedonian and Ptolemaic rulers prior…

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March 2019

Romney Observing Evening: 8 or 9 March 2019

March 8 @ 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…

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A Talk by Professor Chris Lintott

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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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…

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History of Astronomy Meeting: TBC

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
Greenwich, Greater London SE10 8XJ
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Talk details to follow soon.   THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO MEMBERS OF THE FLAMSTEED ASTRONOMY SOCIETY ONLY. Please do not book a place on this event if you are not a member of the society. Your booking will be cancelled if your name does not appear on our membership database.

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April 2019

Romney Observing Evening: 6 or 7 April 2019

April 6 @ 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…

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A Talk on BepiColombo by Professor David Rothery

April 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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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,…

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History of Astronomy Meeting: TBC

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
Greenwich, Greater London SE10 8XJ
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Talk details to follow soon.   THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO MEMBERS OF THE FLAMSTEED ASTRONOMY SOCIETY ONLY. Please do not book a place on this event if you are not a member of the society. Your booking will be cancelled if your name does not appear on our membership database.

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May 2019

21st Century Telescopes by Professor Michael Merrifield

May 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Professor Michael Merrifield

Professor Michael Merrifield is Professor of Astronomy at The University of Nottingham. His main area of research is the structure of nearby galaxies, to try and reconstruct how they formed. Talk details will follow soon.

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History of Astronomy Meeting: TBC

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
Greenwich, Greater London SE10 8XJ
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Talk details to follow soon.   THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO MEMBERS OF THE FLAMSTEED ASTRONOMY SOCIETY ONLY. Please do not book a place on this event if you are not a member of the society. Your booking will be cancelled if your name does not appear on our membership database.

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June 2019

A Talk by Professor Anu Ojha

June 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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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…

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