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January 2020

Blackheath Observing – Saturday 18 January – CONFIRMED ON

January 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Blackheath, North of Talbot Place SE3 0TZ United Kingdom + Google Map

THIS EVENT IS CONFIRMED ON We will be running a Blackheath Observing session on Saturday 18th January from 7.30pm until around 10.30pm. 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 you before the main event begins. There should be someone on-site from 6.30pm onwards. We will have at least three scopes available at the session, but please feel free to come…

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Viewing with the Great Equatorial Telescope

January 21 @ 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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Dragonfly: Exploring Saturn’s Moon Titan by Rotorcraft by Dr Elizabeth Turtle and Dr Ralph Lorenz

January 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Dragonfly

Dr Elizabeth Turtle Dr Ralph Lorenz PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS LECTURE WILL BE TAKING PLACE ON A WEDNESDAY EVENING. Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, is a world with a dense atmosphere, abundant complex organic material on its icy surface, and a liquid-water ocean in its interior. The joint NASA-ESA Cassini-Huygens mission revealed Titan to be surprisingly Earth-like, with active geological processes and opportunities for organic material to have mixed with liquid water on its surface in the past. These attributes make…

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Romney Observing Evening: 26 January 2020 – CANCELLED

January 26 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Romney United Kingdom

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO POOR WEATHER

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History of Astronomy Group – ‘Instrumental Engineering in the Time of Sir George Biddell Airy’ by Bill Barton

January 28 @ 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

Viewing with the Great Equatorial Telescope

February 4 @ 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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Finding Life in the Universe by Dr Sarah Rugheimer

February 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Dr Sarah Rugheimer This planet we call home is teeming with life from the very depths of the ocean where no light penetrates, to small brine layers between ice crystals and near-boiling iridescent waters of Yellowstone. As we discover the vast diversity of extremophile life on Earth, our minds can only begin to imagine the possibilities for life to exist on other planets in the Universe. In this talk, Dr Sarah Rugheimer will present how we are going to characterize…

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Romney Observing Evening: 23 or 24 February 2020

February 23 @ 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 23rd February or Monday 24th February (weather permitting). 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 the sky with…

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Flamsteed Social Meeting

February 24 @ 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 February 24th, 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 – ‘Agnes Mary Clerke – from Skibbereen to the Universe’ by Janice McClean

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
London, SE10 8XJ United Kingdom
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Agnes Mary Clerke Agnes Mary Clerke was a quiet home educated Victorian lady born in a small village in Co Cork. She went on to become one of the most renowned and respected writers of historical astronomy and problems of the cosmos. She had connections with the directors of most of the world’s greatest observatories in her time and her opinion and good advice was sought by them all on their publications. She spoke several languages including Latin and was…

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