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April 2020

Chasing Interstellar Visitors by Dr Colin Snodgrass – ONLINE

April 6 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Dr Colin Snodgrass In 2017 a strange object was discovered by near-Earth asteroid surveys, with the appearance of a small asteroid, but an orbit that showed it to have come from another star. Dr Snodgrass will describe what we learned about this object, called ‘Oumuamua, and what we are now learning about the second interstellar object, comet Borisov, which was discovered in September last year and is currently being observed with large telescopes as it departs from the Sun. In…

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Flamsteed Social Meeting – CANCELLED

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Plume of Feathers, 19 Park Vista
Greenwich, SE10 9LZ United Kingdom
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The Plume of Feathers THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

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Flamsteed Trip to University of London Observatory – CANCELLED

April 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
University of London Observatory, 553 Watford Way
London, NW7 2QS United Kingdom
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED We have arranged a trip to the University of London Observatory, Mill Hill on Saturday 25th April from 8.00pm until 9.30pm. There are 24 places available and BOOKING IS REQUIRED. The cost of the tour will be around £10.00 per head. Details on the final cost and arrangements to pay will be sent soon. About ULO Although initially established as a University of London facility (still reflected in the name), the Observatory has been exclusively…

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History of Astronomy Group – ‘Captain Cook – 250th Anniversary of his landing into Botany Bay’ by Stuart Coulter

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
London, SE10 8XJ United Kingdom
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Speaker - Stuart Coulter

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May 2020

Blackheath Observing – Friday 1 May (or Saturday 2 May)

May 1 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Blackheath, North of Talbot Place SE3 0TZ United Kingdom + Google Map

We will be running a Blackheath Observing session on Friday 1st May (with a weather back-up date of Saturday 2nd May) from 9pm until around 11.30pm. As with all observing events, we will only go ahead if weather conditions allow, and a "go/no-go" decision will be made on the day of the event. If you are new to observing and have a telescope that you need assistance with, please arrive before 8.30pm, so that we can find time to assist…

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A Talk by Professor Richard Crowther

May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Professor Richard Crowther

Professor Richard Crowther Talk details to follow. Professor Richard Crowther, Chief Engineer, UK Space Agency Professor Richard Crowther is Chief Engineer at the UK Space Agency. He was Head of the Space Technology Division at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory until 2008 with primary research interests in man-made orbital debris, planetary protection, and near-Earth objects (asteroids and comets that pass close to the Earth). He is currently Head of the UK delegations to the Inter-Agency Debris Committee and the United Nations…

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Flamsteed Social Meeting

May 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Plume of Feathers, 19 Park Vista
Greenwich, SE10 9LZ United Kingdom
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The Plume of Feathers May 18th, Monday 7.30pm Flamsteed Social Meeting at The Plume of Feathers, Greenwich, SE10 9LZ. All are welcome. Please note that the venue for this event will be ‘The Plume of Feathers’ located in Park Vista, Greenwich, SE10 9LZ. The Plume of Feathers is adjacent to the eastern side of the Maritime museum in ‘Park Vista’. Bus stops ‘Trafalgar Estate’ located in Trafalgar Road serve the following bus numbers: 286, 386, 177, 129,188 & 180. Maze…

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History of Astronomy Group – ‘The life and work of Professor George Le Maitre’ by Prof Jeremy Yates

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
London, SE10 8XJ United Kingdom
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Georges Le Maitre Speaker: Prof Jeremy Yates

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June 2020

Flamsteed Lecture – TBC

June 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Details will be added when available.

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Flamsteed Social Meeting

June 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Plume of Feathers, 19 Park Vista
Greenwich, SE10 9LZ United Kingdom
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The Plume of Feathers June 22nd, Monday 7.30pm Flamsteed Social Meeting at The Plume of Feathers, Greenwich, SE10 9LZ. All are welcome. Please note that the venue for this event will be ‘The Plume of Feathers’ located in Park Vista, Greenwich, SE10 9LZ. The Plume of Feathers is adjacent to the eastern side of the Maritime museum in ‘Park Vista’. Bus stops ‘Trafalgar Estate’ located in Trafalgar Road serve the following bus numbers: 286, 386, 177, 129,188 & 180. Maze…

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