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December 2019

Romney Observing Evening: 27 or 28 December 2019

December 27 @ 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 Friday 27th December (with a weather back-up date of Saturday 28th December). 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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January 2020

Blackheath Observing – Friday 17 January (or Saturday 18 January)

January 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Blackheath, North of Talbot Place SE3 0TZ United Kingdom + Google Map

We will be running a Blackheath Observing session on Friday 17th January (with a weather back-up date of Saturday 18th January) from 7.30pm until around 10.30pm. 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 7pm, so that we can find time to assist…

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A Talk by Elizabeth Turtle

January 22, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Elizabeth (Zibi) Turtle

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS LECTURE WILL BE TAKING PLACE ON A WEDNESDAY EVENING. Talk details to follow. Elizabeth "Zibi" Turtle is a Planetary Scientist at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (APL). She earned her undergraduate degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989. After earning her Ph.D. in planetary science from the University of Arizona in 1998, Turtle worked at the university in the Department of Planetary Sciences and at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson,…

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Romney Observing Evening: 24 or 26 January 2020

January 24, 2020 @ 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 Friday 24th January (with a weather back-up date of Sunday 26th January). 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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History of Astronomy Group – ‘Instrumental Engineering in the Time of Sir George Biddell Airy’ by Bill Barton

January 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
London, SE10 8XJ United Kingdom
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George Biddell Airy This presentation details five major U.K. astronomical instruments of the nineteenth century. It will focus not just on the mechanics, but also on the people, known and not so well known, who designed, built and operated them. An appreciation of the engineering challenges encountered will be given along with the sometimes novel use of ‘crossover’ technology. By way of conclusion an intriguing event involving one of the characters is included. Speaker Biography Bill Barton is a founding…

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February 2020

A Talk by Dr Sarah Rugheimer

February 10, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Dr Sarah Rugheimer

Talk details to follow. Dr Sarah Rugheimer is an astrophysicist working on how to detect life on an exoplanet. Her research interests are modelling the atmosphere and climate of extrasolar planets with a particular focus on atmospheric biosignatures in Earth-like planets as well as modelling early Earth conditions. Her focus has been on the star-planet interaction and how the UV environment of the host star influences the atmosphere and detectable features of terrestrial worlds. Sarah is an advocate for Women…

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Romney Observing Evening: 21 or 23 February 2020

February 21, 2020 @ 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 Friday 21st February (with a weather back-up date of Sunday 23rd February). 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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History of Astronomy Group – 25th February 2020

February 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
London, SE10 8XJ United Kingdom
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Speaker and topic TBC

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Blackheath Observing – Friday 28 February (or Saturday 29 February)

February 28, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Blackheath, North of Talbot Place SE3 0TZ United Kingdom + Google Map

We will be running a Blackheath Observing session on Friday 28th February (with a weather back-up date of Saturday 29th February) from 7.30pm until around 10.30pm. 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 7pm, so that we can find time to assist…

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March 2020

Flamsteed Lecture – TBC

March 9, 2020 @ 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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