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June 2020

Introduction to Astronomy, part 1: The observable universe, Big Bang and the Milky Way – ONLINE

June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Earth and Moon

Earth and Moon The Flamsteed Astronomy Society hosts a number of lectures throughout the year on a wide range of topics relating to Astronomy. Our presenters come from varied backgrounds, many are professors who are engaged in their own areas of research and others work professionally in the space industry. Many of our Members are well versed in a wide range of topics relating to the field. But if you think having a better grasp of the fundamentals would help…

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Space Debris: Risks to Space Sustainability by Prof Hugh Lewis – ONLINE

June 8 @ 7:15 pm
Prof Hugh Lewis

Professor Hugh Lewis The DAMAGE computer model predicts the space debris population will grow exponentially despite widespread implementation of mitigation measures, with a high concentration of space debris developing near an altitude of 1,400km. These findings indicate that our space activity is unsustainable and that new management policies are needed. Hugh Lewis is a Professor of Astronautics in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton. Space Debris He has been active in the space debris…

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Introduction to Astronomy, part 2: Celestial sphere, constellations and stars, and magnitude and naming conventions – ONLINE

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Celestial sphere

Celestial sphere The Flamsteed Astronomy Society hosts a number of lectures throughout the year on a wide range of topics relating to Astronomy. Our presenters come from varied backgrounds, many are professors who are engaged in their own areas of research and others work professionally in the space industry. Many of our Members are well versed in a wide range of topics relating to the field. But if you think having a better grasp of the fundamentals would help you…

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Introduction to Astronomy, part 3: the Solar System, Sun-Earth-Moon and Life on Earth – ONLINE

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Earth Magnetic Field

Earth Magnetic Field The Flamsteed Astronomy Society hosts a number of lectures throughout the year on a wide range of topics relating to Astronomy. Our presenters come from varied backgrounds, many are professors who are engaged in their own areas of research and others work professionally in the space industry. Many of our Members are well versed in a wide range of topics relating to the field. But if you think having a better grasp of the fundamentals would help…

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Flamsteed Social Meeting – ONLINE

June 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us in our Zoom social evening in the Flamsteed virtual pub, ‘The Edmond Halley’! (Halley always was a more convivial sort of chap than John Flamsteed, to be honest.) To add to the atmosphere of the pub theme, please have a drink in hand during the event. This does not have to be an alcoholic drink! PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR A LINK TO JOIN THIS ONLINE EVENT

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July 2020

History of Astronomy – ‘The Lord of Uraniborg’ by Malcolm Porter – ONLINE

July 14 @ 7:00 pm

Tycho Brahe Details will be available shortly. AN EMAIL WILL BE SENT NEARER THE TIME TO MEMBERS WITH A LINK TO REGISTER FOR THIS ONLINE EVENT

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