Member events

Flamsteed lecture: Finding Life in the Universe, by Dr Sarah Rugheimer

As we discover the vast diversity of extremophile life on Earth, our minds can only begin to imagine the possibilities for life to exist on other planets in the Universe. Join Dr Sarah Rugheimer as she presents how we are going to characterize terrestrial planet atmospheres orbiting other stars and hopefully find life on another planet.

Members view: Woburn Treasures at the Queen's House - SOLD OUT

This is our Members' opportunity to view these amazing works of art, including our newly opened exhibition 'Faces of a Queen'. 'Faces of a Queen' brings together the three Armada Portraits of Elizabeth I, the first time in history all three works of art have been bought together. 

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Join today for a host of exclusive benefits and events, including unlimited free entry to Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, shows at the Peter Harrison Planetarium, and special exhibitions at the National Maritime Museum.

Members' film screening: Ad Astra - SOLD OUT

From producer, co-writer and director James Gray comes the gripping new science-fiction epic Ad Astra starring Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga and Liv Tyler.

When a mysterious life-threatening event strikes Earth, astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) goes on a dangerous mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father (Tommy Lee Jones) and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.

Flamsteed lecture | Dragonfly - Exploring Saturn's Moon Titan by Rotorcraft, by Dr Elizabeth Turtle and Dr Ralph Lorenz

The joint NASA-ESA Cassini-Huygens mission revealed Titan to be surprisingly Earth-like, with active geological processes and opportunities for organic material to have mixed with liquid water on its surface in the past.  These attributes make Titan a singular destination to seek answers to fundamental questions about what makes a planet or moon habitable and about the pre-biotic chemical processes that led to the development of life on Earth.

Meet the Director

Paddy joined as Director in August 2019, although has been a long term supporter of the Museum and a local resident for many years. Hear from him about his upcoming plans for the Museum and get an opportunity to ask him some questions.

Not already a Member?

Join today for a host of exclusive benefits and events, including unlimited free entry to Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, shows at the Peter Harrison Planetarium, and special exhibitions at the National Maritime Museum.
 

Flamsteed lecture: The life and work of John Flamsteed – and the founding of the Flamsteed Astronomy Society

Our special anniversary lecture will begin with a talk by some of the founders of the Society who will give us their very entertaining take on how it all started.
 
For our main lecture, we have no fewer than three guest speakers who will talk about the life and work of John Flamsteed. 

Louise Devoy (Royal Museums Greenwich), 'Who was John Flamsteed?'

Flamsteed lecture: Gaia – Mapping the Milky Way from Space, by Prof. Gerry Gilmore

Even more importantly, absolute astrometry is possible. The European Space Agency Cornerstone mission Gaia is delivering that promise. Gaia provides 5-D phase space measurements – 3 spatial coordinates and two space motions in the plane of the sky, for a representative sample of the Milky Way’s stellar populations (over 1 billion stars, being ~1% of the stars over 50% of the volume). Full 6-D phase space data is delivered from line-of-sight (radial) velocities for the 300 million brightest stars.

Members' Family Day: Christmas

This Christmas we are shooting to the stars with a special celestial wreath making session. Plus why not visit our two special exhibitions, The Moon and Insight Investment Astronomy Photography of the Year, and discover even more about space. 

Please note that Members will need to book in for their preferred slot for the wreath making sessions between 11am and 3pm. Our two special exhibitions are open all day between 10am and 5pm. 

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