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Flamsteed Astronomy Society

Upcoming Events

May 2018

Members’ Talks

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
Greenwich, Greater London SE10 8XJ
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Our Members' Talks evening will consist of a series of short talks delivered by our very own Flamsteed members.    The programme for the evening will be as follows:   • Adrian Challinor – Project DRAX at the Spaceguard Centre • Andy Sawers – Claudius Ptolemy and the Almagest • Stan Payne – Astronomical Mirror Coating • Bobby Manoo – Exoplanets: The Truth Is Out There • Jan Cernohorsky – Supernovae: Mass Is Destiny   Please come along and support…

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Solar Imaging Workshop

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Road
London, SE3 7SE United Kingdom
Free

A Flamsteed Astronomy Society workshop on Solar Imaging at Mycenae House, Blackheath. Presented by Rupert Smith. Booking is required. The Solar Imaging Workshop is a presentation of how to start Solar Imaging. It includes an overview of the different types of equipment needed for capturing the Sun in different wavelengths. Image capture techniques are covered together with a practical guide to basic solar image processing. The workshop will not assume any prior knowledge but post processing will make use of…

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Visit to Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory

May 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory, Lord's Bridge, Barton
Cambridge, CB3 7EX United Kingdom
Free

One antenna of the One-Mile Telescope at the observatory A return visit has been arranged to the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory of the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, on Saturday 12th May. The radio observatory is situated on the Lord’s Bridges site a short distance from Cambridge, on the A603, about ½ mile outside the village of Barton (see location) and is the site of several historic and working radio telescopes (Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory). The tour will be given…

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History of Astronomy Group Meeting: ‘The Megalithic Armilliary Sphere Mirrored Between Earth and Sky’

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
Greenwich, Greater London SE10 8XJ
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Alan Evans has been studying Archeoastronomy from the Seventies when, as an officer in the Intelligence Corps, he saw Stonehenge and the surrounding area through a Stereo Air Photograph, for the first time. Archaeologists at that time believed Stonehenge was begun around 1,850 BC (R S Newall FSA 1976). Today the newest English Heritage brochure on the Stonehenge Site states that 4 massive Mesolithic Post Holes for sighting purposes were erected just to the NNE of the site as early…

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