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Holly Lodge Community Centre, 30 Makepeace Avenue, N6 6HL
Wed Jan 9, 2019 - Wed Mar 20, 2019
Time: 20.00 - 21.30 (fortnightly)
Price: £47 for six sessions
Many of us stare at the stars in wonder; some go further and buy themselves telescopes or binoculars to expand the view; others get the urge to make their own telescopes and AMATEUR TELESCOPE MAKERS OF LONDON exists to fulfill that need. Imagine the thrill of stargazing through a telescope of your own making. CATS is nationally unique and continues in its fiftieth year at Holly Lodge Community Centre. Affiliated to Hampstead Scientific Society, whose historic public observatory at the top of Hampstead is nearby, we have helped many aspiring astronomers to create their own instruments and to further their appreciation of the heaven’s marvels. Course members are provided with all the materials and professional guidance necessary to make a mirror for a telescope and help and advice on the construction of the telescope’s structure, how to set it up and how to use it. Previous experience is not necessary and only everyday DIY tools are used. This is a hands-on course. LOOK FOR US ON FACEBOOK
Astronomy and Islam Morning
The Royal Observatory Greenwich
Blackheath Ave, London SE10 8XJ
Sat Mar 2, 2019
Time: 10.00 – 10.45
Price: £8.00 Adult | £7.20 Student or Senior | £6.40 Child
Held before the predicted sighting of the next New Crescent Moon, this special 'Astronavigation' version of the Astronomy and Islam planetarium show will be presented by the Curator of the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Dr Louise Devoy. Using the planetarium to travel though time and around the globe to explain historic methods of navigating by the stars on long sea voyages, Louise will also explain the instruments that were built for navigation and prayer, including the kamal and astrolabe. Visitors will be able to extend their stay beyond the show as access to the historic part of the Royal Observatory Greenwich is included in the ticket price.
Silver-Screen Sci-Fi: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
The Royal Observatory Greenwich
Blackheath Ave, London SE10 8XJ
Sat Mar 2, 2019
Time: 18.00 – 20.15
Price: £10.30 Adult | £9.30 Concession | £8.20 Child
George Miller's intense return to the Mad Max series sees the titular character (played by Tom Hardy) take a backseat to Charlize Theron's Imperator Furiosa, as she races to save prisoners from a tyrannical ruler of a post-apocalyptic wasteland. It's an action-packed ride with spectacular stunt-work and direction! After the film, a Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomer will explore the science behind the wasteland, and what may be in store for our planet.
Space Dust: Building the backbone of the Universe
The Royal Observatory Greenwich
Blackheath Ave, London SE10 8XJ
Fri Mar 8, 2019
Time: 18.00 – 22.00
Price: £16.00 Adult | £12 Student or Senior | £8 Child
What is the purpose of dust in our Universe? Experts in astronomy discuss how dust is a key ingredient to the formation of our Solar System, the development of life and even in understanding galaxies. Held in collaboration with Nature Astronomy, this is an exciting opportunity to see cutting edge research and discussion in action.
Jon Culshaw's Guide to the Night Sky
The Royal Observatory Greenwich
Blackheath Ave, London SE10 8XJ
Thu Mar 14, 2019
Time: 18.30 – 19.30
Price: £10.30 Adult | £9.30 Student or Senior | £8.20 Child
Join astronomer and comedian Jon Culshaw for a personalised tour of the night sky in his own unique style. Jon is one of the judges for Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year and a frequent contributor to BBC Sky at Night amongst an illustrious comedy career. We're welcoming Jon to the Observatory to curate and share his own trip around the cosmos. From the near reaches of the Moon to the far reaches of the galaxy he'll be sure to wow us with a symphony of celestial delights.

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