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Past Events
  • Blackheath Observing Event [CONFIRMED ON]
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, 27 Jan
    North of Talbot Place
    27 Jan, 19:00 – 22:30
    North of Talbot Place, Talbot Pl, Blackheath, London SE3, UK
    We are running a free public astronomy observing event on Blackheath Common on Friday 27th January from 7pm. THIS EVENT IS CONFIRMED ON. All members and non members are welcome.
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  • Arrokoth and the Sentinels
    26 Jan, 19:00 – 21:00
    London, 90 Mycenae Rd, London SE3 7SE, UK
    The formative years of the Solar System is still poorly understood. As we learn more our comprehension becomes more focused. Missions sent to study distant small worlds fills in much of the detail and the more sophisticated the suite of instruments designed to study them the better
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  • Viewing with the Great Equatorial Telescope
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 24 Jan
    Royal Observatory Greenwich
    24 Jan, 19:00 – 21:00
    Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Ave, London SE10 8XJ, UK
    Flamsteed viewing session with the Great Equatorial Telescope at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.
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  • Romney Observing Event
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, 22 Jan
    Romney Marsh
    22 Jan, 20:30 – 23:00
    Romney Marsh, Romney Marsh, UK
    Martin and Jane have very kindly offered to run a viewing session from their observatory on Sunday 22nd January or Tuesday 24th January (weather permitting).
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  • Astrophotography – A Beginner’s Guide
    19 Jan, 19:00 – 21:00
    Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Rd, London SE3 7SE, UK
    We are pleased to announce that we will be running a beginner’s workshop on Astrophotography on Thursday 19th January at 7pm in Mycenae House, Blackheath
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  • Archeoastronomy: A brief history by Professor Clive Ruggles
    16 Jan, 19:00 – 21:00
    London, Romney Rd, London SE10 9NF, UK
    Archeoastronomy grew out of interpretations of Stonehenge and other British prehistoric monuments in the 1960s as "ancient observatories" — ideas that generated a huge wave of popular interest but also proved highly controversial among academics, Pitting astronomers against archaeologists.
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  • Seeing Jupiter’s Aurora in a different light
    Mon, 05 Dec
    Great Hall, Queen's House
    05 Dec 2022, 19:15 – 21:00
    Great Hall, Queen's House, Romney Rd, Greater, London SE10 9NF, UK
    As beautiful as the Earth’s northern and southern lights are, they can’t compete with Jupiter’s. Its aurorae dwarf our planet’s in every way and span almost every part of the electromagnetic spectrum – from infrared light to X-rays.
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  • The Solar Orbiter Mission
    Mon, 14 Nov
    NMM Lecture Theatre
    14 Nov 2022, 19:15 – 21:00
    NMM Lecture Theatre, Romney Rd, London SE10 9NF, UK
    At the start of the space age a profound discovery was made; our home planet, and therefore all life on it, is engulfed in the atmosphere of the Sun which stretches out across the Solar System.
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  • Stars and Sensationalism: Searching for the First Stars in the James Webb Space Telescope Era
    10 Oct 2022, 19:15 – 21:00
    NMM Lecture Theatre, Romney Rd, London SE10 9NF, UK
    Astrophysicists spent a breathless Summer watching the James Webb Space Telescope surpass every expectation.
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  • [POSTPONED]Archeoastronomy: A brief history by Professor Clive Ruggles
    19 Sept 2022, 19:15 – 21:00
    NMM Lecture Theatre, Romney Rd, London SE10 9NF, UK
    Archeoastronomy grew out of interpretations of Stonehenge and other British prehistoric monuments in the 1960s as "ancient observatories"
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  • 23rd AGM of  Flamsteed Astronomy Society + The Talk You Probably Shouldn’t Watch: A Guide To The End Of The Universe
    12 Sept 2022, 19:00 – 21:00
    NMM Lecture Theatre, Romney Rd, London SE10 9NF, UK
    Dear Members, Notice is hereby given of our 23rd Annual General Meeting which will be held on Monday 12th September 2022 at 7pm in the Lecture Theatre of the National Maritime Museum + Talk By Dr Greg Brown
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  • Members’ Solar Observing at the Royal Observatory Greenwich
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 09 Aug
    Royal Observatory Greenwich
    09 Aug 2022, 18:00 – 10 Aug 2022, 20:00
    Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Ave, London SE10 8XJ, UK
    We will be running an evening solar observing session for Flamsteed Members only at the Royal Observatory Greenwich
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  • The Multiverse and the Limits of Science By Professor Bernard Carr
    13 Jun 2022, 19:15
    NMM Lecture Theatre, Romney Rd, London SE10 9NF, UK
    Developments in both cosmology and particle physics suggest that our universe may just be one member of an ensemble of universes, termed the multiverse.
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  • Tour of the Prince Philip Maritime Collection Centre
    12 May 2022, 14:00
    PPMCC, Nelson Mandela Rd, London SE3 9QS, UK
    The Flamsteed Astronomy Society has been kindly offered a tour of the Globe Collection at the Prince Philip Maritime Collection Centre (PPMCC) in Kidbrooke by the curator of the collection Dr Megan Barford.
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  • Adventures of a robot geologist on Mars – tales of the Perseverance rover By Professor Sanjeev Gupta
    09 May 2022, 19:15
    NMM Lecture Theatre, Romney Rd, London SE10 9NF, UK
    We send robots to Mars in general to search for evidence for extraterrestrial life, in particular ancient life. This is not such an easy task.
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  • History of Astronomy – Refugees, star clusters and relativity: Astronomy at Greenwich during the 1st World War
    26 Apr 2022, 19:00
    Webinar
    During the 1914-1918 war the staff of the Royal Observatory was seriously depleted as many of its young men left for military service.
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  • Future exploration of the Moon By Professor Ian Crawford – At NMM Theatre + Zoom
    11 Apr 2022, 19:15
    NMM Lecture Theatre, Romney Rd, London SE10 9NF, UK
    There is renewed scientific interest in our nearest celestial neighbour. Numerous robotic missions to Moon are planned in the coming years, and NASA plans to resume human exploration with the Artemis programme from the middle of this decade.
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  • Specialist talk – Exploring Astronomy and Space Through Philately, by Katrin Raynor-Evans
    05 Apr 2022, 19:00
    Webinar
    The first astronomy-themed stamp dates to 1887 when Brazil issued a perforated stamp, buff and blue in colour, depicting the Southern Cross, an asterism seen in the southern hemisphere. But what about the man that it is named after, Edwin Powell Hubble?
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