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Royal Observatory Greenwich

Blackheath Avenue
London, SE10 8XJ United Kingdom

November 2019

Viewing with the Great Equatorial Telescope

November 26 @ 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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December 2019

Viewing with the Great Equatorial Telescope

December 3 @ 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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January 2020

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

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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March 2020

History of Astronomy Group – 17th March 2020

March 17, 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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April 2020

History of Astronomy Group – 28th April 2020

April 28, 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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May 2020

History of Astronomy Group – 19th May 2020

May 19, 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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