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SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom

January 2013

BBC Stargazing Live – FULLY BOOKED

January 10, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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BBC Stargazing Live THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED BBC Stargazing Live event at the National Maritime Museum NOTE THAT THIS IS A PUBLIC TICKETED EVENT, WITH TICKETS ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH THE BBC. A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS HAVE BEEN MADE AVAILABLE TO FLAMSTEED MEMBERS, WHICH WILL BE ALLOCATED VIA A BALLOT. The Flamsteed Astronomy Society is pleased and excited to play such a major part in the BBC Stargazing Live to be held at the National Maritime Museum in…

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September 2016

Astrobiology – What Makes a Habitable Planet? by Professor Lewis Dartnell and Flamsteed AGM

September 19, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Prof. Lewis Dartnell 'Astrobiology' is a brand new field of science, encompassing research into the origins and limits of life on our own planet, and where life might exist beyond the Earth. But what actually is 'life' and how did it emerge on our own world? What are the most extreme conditions terrestrial life can tolerate? And what would an alien actually look like - how realistic are the life-forms envisaged by science fiction novels and films over the years?…

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October 2016

The Gaia mission to map the Milky Way by Dr Anna Hourihane

October 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Dr Anna Hourihane Gaia is a European Space Agency cornerstone mission, launched into space to produce a multidimensional map of the billion brightest objects in the sky. Gaia's high-precision measurements have the potential to revolutionise astronomy, from solar system asteroids to stellar evolution and the structure and formation history of our Milky Way, to General Relativity and the cosmic distance ladder. As well as all this, Gaia is discovering new and variable objects every day. These are swiftly published to…

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November 2016

Exploring Mars: The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter mission by Dr Manish Patel

November 21, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Dr Manish Patel Searching for signs of life beyond the Earth is a one of the primary aims of space exploration. The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) is a mission to Mars, which seeks to answer this question. TGO is a joint European-Russian mission to explore the atmosphere of Mars from orbit, and demonstrate Europe’s technological capability to land a spacecraft on Mars for the first time. The mission launched in March 2016, with Mars arrival and landing on 19th…

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December 2016

New Eyes on the Universe – Astronomical Technology for the 21st Century by Professor Ray Sharples

December 12, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Professor Ray Sharples Many great breakthroughs in astronomy have come as the direct result of the applications of new technology. In this talk, Ray will review the development of astronomical technology over the last 300 years and look forward to a new era of giant telescopes and multi-wavelength facilities which will come on-line in the early part of this century. Professor Ray Sharples is Director of the Centre for Advanced Instrumentation at Durham University and a professor in the Department…

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January 2017

The Icy Moons of Jupiter and Saturn by Dr Geraint Jones

January 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Dr Geraint Jones With the exception of Jupiter’s volcanic moon Io, the satellites of the two largest planets in the solar system are dominated by water ice. Far from being dull, heavily cratered frozen bodies, these moons are fascinating, diverse worlds reflecting the varying influences of their sizes, composition, and tides. We’ll survey these varied bodies, including Titan and its thick atmosphere, Ganymede and its magnetic field, erupting Enceladus, and Europa and its suspected activity. The latest results on Saturn’s…

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February 2017

The Juno Mission – First Results by Dr Jonathan Nichols

February 6, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Dr Jonathan Nichols From Galileo’s revolutionary observations of its system of satellites to hypotheses regarding its role in delivering water to the young Earth, Jupiter has played a distinguished role in furthering our understanding of our place in the cosmos. However, many mysteries remain about the king planet, such as the nature of its interior structure, the abundance of water in its atmosphere, and the behaviour of its mighty magnetic field. With these in mind, in 2016 Jupiter gained an…

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March 2017

Let’s Set a Date by Dr Radmila Topalović

March 6, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Dr Radmila Topalović Humans have been devising methods of timekeeping for about 10 000 years, these calendars are intrinsically linked to the motions of the Earth, Moon and Sun. In this talk we explore how people around the world kept track of time and how we eventually arrived at the calendar that we all use today, along with continuing variants used by different cultures. We’ll also see how the calendar might change a long way into the future. Radmila Topalović…

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April 2017

Proving Einstein Right by Professor Ian Morison

April 3, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Professor Ian Morison A gentle introduction to Einstein's Theories of Relativity and how, over nearly 100 years physicists and astronomers, including those at the Jodrell Bank Observatory, have been testing them to the limit. A recent exciting development is the direct detection of gravitational waves which gives further proof of one of the theory's predictions. Ian Morison is an astronomer who served as the 35th Gresham Professor of Astronomy. Though a radio astronomer by profession, now in his 51st year…

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May 2017

Cassini at Saturn: The End is Nigh by Professor Carl Murray

May 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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Professor Carl Murray The spacecraft was launched in 1997 and reached the planet Saturn in 2004. The Cassini part of the spacecraft has been in orbit for almost 13 years, returning invaluable information about the planet, its rings and moons. In particular Cassini’s cameras have returned more than 300,000 images of the Saturn system. In November 2016 the spacecraft has entered a series of highly inclined orbits providing spectacular views of the rings and close-up images of several moons. Between…

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June 2017

The Voice of Space by Marcus Chown

June 5, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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The power in the gravitational waves detected on earth on 14 September 2015 was 50 times greater than that pumped out by all the stars in the universe combined. some have said their detection was the most important development in astronomy since Galileo invented the astronomical telescope in 1608. Marcus Chown explains… Marcus Chown is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. Formerly a radio astronomer at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, he is cosmology consultant of New Scientist. His…

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October 2019

Curator-guided Tour of RMG’s The Moon Exhibition

October 22, 2019 @ 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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