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July 2019

Members’ Solar Observing at the Royal Observatory Greenwich – CONFIRMED ON

July 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
London, SE10 8XJ United Kingdom
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Solar Viewing THIS EVENT IS CONFIRMED ON We will be running an evening solar observing session for Flamsteed Members only at the Royal Observatory Greenwich on Tuesday 16th July from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. We will be setting up in the Meridian Courtyard. Members should book for this event in advance and meet by the General Wolfe statue in Greenwich Park at 6.30pm to gain entry to the Royal Observatory. As with all observing events, this session is weather permitting and…

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Members’ Solar Observing at the Royal Observatory Greenwich

July 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
London, SE10 8XJ United Kingdom
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Solar Viewing We will be running an evening solar observing session for Flamsteed Members only at the Royal Observatory Greenwich on Tuesday 30th July from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. We will be setting up in the Meridian Courtyard. Members should book for this event in advance and meet by the General Wolfe statue in Greenwich Park at 6.30pm to gain entry to the Royal Observatory. As with all observing events, this session is weather permitting and a ‘go/no-go’ message will be…

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September 2019

A Planet Not Our Own: The Strange Worlds of Exoplanets by Dr Elizabeth Tasker and Flamsteed AGM

September 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Dr Elizabeth Tasker

We thought we understood the planets of our Solar System until we discovered new worlds beyond our own Sun. Planets the size of Jupiter with orbits completed in Earth days, planets with two suns in the sky and others with seas of tar or endless oceans. How did these worlds form, how did we find them and could any of these discoveries be at all like our own Earth? Elizabeth Tasker is an astrophysicist and science communicator at Japan’s space…

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Romney Observing Evening: 29 September 2019

September 29 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Romney United Kingdom

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO POOR WEATHER

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October 2019

Catching Gravitational Waves and Light from Colliding Stars by Professor Ofer Lahav

October 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Prof Ofer Lahav

Einstein’s gravitational waves and light produced by the same event – a pair of neutron stars – were detected for the first time in August 2017, an extraordinary moment in the history of physics. The lecture will explain what gravitational waves are, and how they were discovered by the LIGO collaboration, initially for systems of binary black holes. We will then describe how optical flashes were detected in the case of the binary neutron star merger by the Dark Energy…

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Curator-guided Tour of RMG’s The Moon Exhibition

October 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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The Moon Exhibition

The Royal Museum Greenwich exhibition The Moon has been attracting critical acclaim. It charts the cultural and scientific story of our relationship with the Moon, featuring more than 180 objects, including artefacts from Apollo 11. Flamsteed members have a unique opportunity to see this exhibition, guided by Louise Devoy, one of the RMG curators responsible for this excellent show. Places are limited and only open to Flamsteed members.    

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Romney Observing Evening: 27 or 28 October 2019 – CANCELLED

October 27 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Romney United Kingdom

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO POOR WEATHER

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November 2019

Viewing with the Great Equatorial Telescope

November 5 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
London, SE10 8XJ United Kingdom
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Flamsteed viewing session with the Great Equatorial Telescope at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Bookings are restricted to members only. Depending on numbers, we may be able to accommodate guests but we won’t know until much nearer the date. These Flamsteed sessions are free to members but places are limited and advance booking is essential. If you would like a place, please contact us as soon as possible. Use of the telescope is of course weather-permitting. If we are unable to…

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Gaia – Mapping the Milky Way from Space, by Prof. Gerry Gilmore

November 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Astrometry from space has unique advantages over ground-based observations: it offers all-sky coverage, while the relatively stable and temperature- and gravity-invariant operating environment delivers precision, accuracy and sample volume several orders of magnitude greater than ground-based results. Even more importantly, absolute astrometry is possible. The European Space Agency Cornerstone mission Gaia is delivering that promise. Gaia provides 5-D phase space measurements – 3 spatial coordinates and two space motions in the plane of the sky, for a representative sample of…

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Curator-guided Tour of RMG’s The Moon Exhibition

November 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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The Moon Exhibition

The Royal Museum Greenwich exhibition The Moon has been attracting critical acclaim. It charts the cultural and scientific story of our relationship with the Moon, featuring more than 180 objects, including artefacts from Apollo 11. Flamsteed members have a unique opportunity to see this exhibition, guided by one of the RMG curators responsible for this excellent show. Places are limited and only open to Flamsteed members.    

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