Past Events
  • Blackheath Observing Event
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, 01 Oct
    North of Talbot Place
    01 Oct, 20:00 – 23:00
    North of Talbot Place, Talbot Pl, Blackheath, London SE3, UK
    THIS EVENT IS CONFIRMED ON Previously scheduled for 30th September, this has now been moved to the backup date, 1st October
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  • [POSTPONED]Archeoastronomy: A brief history by Professor Clive Ruggles
    19 Sept, 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, 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, 18:00 – 10 Aug, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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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  • History of Astronomy: The life & Work Of Edwin Hubble, By Dr Ann Bonell
    30 Mar, 19:00
    Webinar
    The name Hubble is well known to most people because of the Hubble Space Telescope. But what about the man that it is named after, Edwin Powell Hubble?
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  • Blackheath Observing Event
    Fri, 25 Mar
    North of Talbot Place
    25 Mar, 19:30 – 22:30
    North of Talbot Place, Talbot Pl, Blackheath, London SE3, UK
    We are intending to run a Blackheath Observing session on Friday 25th March from 7:30pm until around 11pm. As with all observing activities, we are dependent on weather conditions, and a go/no-go message will be sent at around 6pm on the day of the event.
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  • Workshop: Sketching with Mary McIntyre
    22 Mar, 19:00
    Webinar
    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.
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  • Atmospheric Phenomena By Professor Carolin Crawford
    14 Mar, 19:15
    Webinar
    Astronomers are often also keen observers of atmospheric phenomena – probably stemming from an ingrained habit of keeping a weather eye on the sky in case it’s going to be clear that evening!
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  • New Live Event : Astronomy News and Astronomical Highlights – At the Lecture Theatre & on Zoom
    22 Feb, 19:00
    NMM Lecture Theatre, Romney Rd, London SE10 9NF, UK
    We’re delighted to be back in the lecture theatre and to open bookings for our first live talk this season. In this talk, Adrian Challinor will present Astronomy News and Malcolm Porter will cover Astronomical Highlights.
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  • The Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer By Dr Adam Masters
    07 Feb, 19:15
    Webinar
    The European Space Agency’s first independent flagship mission to the outer Solar System will be the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer. “JUICE” is almost ready for launch, and will spend ~7 years travelling to the largest planet in the Solar System.
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  • Towards nearby Earth analogues: A golden age of exoplanet exploration By Professor Suzanne Aigrain
    10 Jan, 19:15
    Webinar
    In barely 30 years the study of exoplanets has gone from science fiction to a major discipline, and the science driver for the next generation of observatories both on the ground and in space.
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  • The next blink of a cosmic eye: Astronomy in the next 200 years, By Dr Megan Argo
    06 Dec 2021, 19:15
    Webinar
    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.
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