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March 2020

Viewing with the Great Equatorial Telescope

March 10 @ 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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History of Astronomy Group – ‘The Zodiac and You’ by Tom Kerss

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
London, SE10 8XJ United Kingdom
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Speaker - Tom Kerss

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Romney Observing Evening: 22 or 23 March 2020

March 22 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Romney United Kingdom

Martin and Jane have very kindly offered to run a viewing session from their observatory on Sunday 22nd March (with a weather back-up date of Monday 23rd 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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Flamsteed Social Meeting

March 23 @ 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 March 23rd, 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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Blackheath Observing – Friday 27 March (or Saturday 28 March)

March 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Blackheath, North of Talbot Place SE3 0TZ United Kingdom + Google Map

We will be running a Blackheath Observing session on Friday 27th March (with a weather back-up date of Saturday 28th March) from 8pm until around 11pm. 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 7.30pm, so that we can find time to assist…

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April 2020

A Talk by Dr Colin Snodgrass

April 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Dr Colin Snodgrass

Talk details to follow. Dr Colin Snodgrass is a Chancellors Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, where he combines research into comets and asteroids with work on the commercial innovation opportunities brought by space data and technology. He was previously an Ernest Rutherford Senior Research Fellow at the Open University, a Marie Curie fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Germany, and worked at the European Southern Observatory in Chile. He obtained his PhD in 2006,…

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Flamsteed Social Meeting

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 April 20th, 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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Flamsteed Trip to University of London Observatory

April 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
University of London Observatory, 553 Watford Way
London, NW7 2QS United Kingdom
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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 £7.50 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 managed by University College London…

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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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