ROG Instruments, Past and Present by Tom Kerss

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Date and time: 
14 May | 7.15pm
Price: 
This event is for Members of the Flamsteed Astronomy Society Only
Location: 
National Maritime Museum, Lecture Theatre
Season: 
Talks & courses

For the first time in over 60 years, the Royal Observatory will be a working Observatory again.

With the unveiling of the new equipment in the Altazimuth Pavilion this spring, astronomer Tom Kerss will look back at how past projects and the telescopes used to undertake them have inspired the future of astronomy in Greenwich, and how cutting-edge techniques will challenge our expectations of what is possible in our modern urban setting.

About the speaker

Tom Kerss is a member of the ROG’s science communication team, specialising in immersive storytelling at the Peter Harrison Planetarium. He is a keen observer, with a background in astrophysics and spacecraft engineering, and has worked on developing the Observatory’s ambitions for contemporary astronomy since 2013.