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November 2021

Viewing with the Great Equatorial Telescope

November 2 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on November 30, 2021 at 7:15 pm

One event on November 30, 2021 at 7:15 pm

Great Equatorial Telescope

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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Viewing with the Great Equatorial Telescope

November 9 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on November 9, 2021 at 7:15 pm

One event on November 30, 2021 at 7:15 pm

Great Equatorial Telescope

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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The SETI Institute and the search for Life in the Universe by Dr Simon Steel – Location/online: to be confirmed

November 15 @ 7:15 pm

In 1961 radio astronomer Frank Drake jotted down an equation to tackle the question: Are We Alone? This very simple question is as tantalizingly unanswered today as it was sixty years ago, but the research at the SETI Institute, co-founded by Drake in 1984, continues the quest.  This talk will give an insight into the SETI Institute and the current state of SETI research. Simon Steel is Senior Director of Education and Outreach at the SETI Institute, located in Silicon Valley,…

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History of Astronomy – A History of Women in Astronomy, by Mary McIntyre – ONLINE

November 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
History of Women in Astronomy

Historically, astronomy has been very male-dominated. Throughout history there have been a number of trail-blazing women, such as Caroline Herschel, who worked to change that. Caroline is often referred to as the first female astronomer, but this this isn’t correct. She was the first female ever to be paid for working in science and that paved the way for many other women to follow suit. However, there were countless less well-known women who were working as astronomers long before Caroline…

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Viewing with the Great Equatorial Telescope

November 30 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on November 9, 2021 at 7:15 pm

One event on November 30, 2021 at 7:15 pm

Great Equatorial Telescope

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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December 2021

The next blink of a cosmic eye: Astronomy in the next 200 years, By Dr Megan Argo – Location/online : to be confirmed

December 6 @ 7:15 pm

In 2020 the Royal Astronomical Society celebrated its 200th anniversary.  From the first meeting, when fourteen gentlemen sat down to dinner at the Freemason’s Tavern in London in January 1820, the Society has grown to a diverse membership of more than 4000 geophysicists and astronomers, both amateur and professional.  Astronomy has come a long way in that time, and our understanding of the Universe has changed fundamentally.  What didn’t we know 200 years ago?  Where is astronomy going next?  Join…

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