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Flamsteed lecture: Tuning in to the Radio Universe from Birr Castle, by Professor Peter Gallagher

For over 70 years from the mid-1800s, the largest optical telescope in the world was at Birr Castle in Ireland, which enabled the 3rd Earl of Rosse to see the spiral arms of galaxies for the first time. Recently, a new telescope has been built at Birr to explore the Universe at radio wavelengths. In this talk, Prof Gallagher will describe the construction of the Irish Low Frequency Array (I-LOFAR; www.lofar.ie), how it operates, and show some first-light observations.
 

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New galleries talk: ‘Sea Things’

Royal Museums Greenwich curator Sarah Wood explains how she put together the ‘Sea Things’ gallery, working with co-curators from local communities, championing little-known gems from across our collection and presenting maritime stories from new perspectives.

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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.

New galleries lecture: ‘Tudor and Stuart Seafarers’

Why did famous Stuart seafarer Edward Barlow complain about spending Christmas at sea? What did celebrated diarist Samuel Pepys eat during the festive season? Find out about unique objects like our Spanish Armada relics, our pirate portraits and many more.

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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’ Private View: Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Plus hear from the Royal Observatory’s astronomers about this year’s awe inspiring winners.

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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.

With Membership starting from as little as £44 what are you waiting for? Membership is your time to explore!

 

New galleries lecture: ‘Polar Worlds’

Discover how the RRS Sir David Attenborough will ensure that Britain remains at the forefront of climate, biodiversity and ocean research in the Polar regions. Captain Tim Stockings will also be joined by ‘Polar Worlds’ curator Dr Claire Warrior.

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New galleries lecture: ‘Pacific Encounters’

Join Exhibitions Interpretation Curator Sophie Richards as she discusses how consultations with Pacific communities have helped shape our new gallery.

Prior to Sophie's talk Members will have an opportunity to visit the 'Pacific Encounters' gallery, for a special out of hours view.

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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.

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