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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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Flamsteed Social Meeting

October 21 @ 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 October 21st, 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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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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Blackheath Observing – Friday 25 October (or Saturday 26 October) – CANCELLED

October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Blackheath, North of Talbot Place SE3 0TZ United Kingdom + Google Map

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO POOR WEATHER

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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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Transit of Mercury Viewing Event

November 11 @ 12:35 pm - 3:15 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
London, SE10 8XJ United Kingdom
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Mercury Transit, a few minutes after first contact We will be trying to view the Transit of Mercury at the Royal Observatory Greenwich today, from 12.35pm until around 3.15pm (when the Sun gets too low for us to view). We will be in the Sundial courtyard behind Flamsteed House at the ROG. Please note we will not be in our usual solar observing spot beside the Planetarium/Alt-Az building because of the poor sightlines when the Sun is so low in…

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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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Viewing with the Great Equatorial Telescope

November 19 @ 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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