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Historical Section Meeting

Venue: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London (click to see map)
Date:
Saturday, 2015, March 28 - 10:00 to 17:00
 
A Joint Meeting with the Society for the History of Astronomy

Our section meeting this year takes place on Saturday 28th March 2015, at the National Maritime Museum, Romney Road, Greenwich, SE10 9NF, from 10:00 to 17:00 (doors open at 09:30) – please note the earlier starting times.  The cost will be £5 for BAA and SHA members and £10 for non-members, including refreshments but not lunch. It is essential that you pre-book using this booking form and make payment before March 20th.

Timetable:

09:30            Doors open
09:30 – 10:00    Refreshments & Registration
10:00 – 10:10    Introduction and Welcome – Mike Frost and Kevin Kilburn
10:10 – 11:00    Tony Kinder –‘A Survey of the Historical Membership of the BAA and the SHA’
11:00 – 11:20    Roger Jones –‘The SHA online Survey by County’
11:20 – 11:50    Prof Jay Pasachoff –‘Galileo Galilei and Simon Marius: their 1609 and 1610 discoveries’
11:50 – 13:20    Lunch Break (The NMM has an excellent café and there are lots of eateries in Greenwich)
13:20 – 13:25    Welcome back
13:25 – 14:20    Bob Marriott – ‘William Dawes and William Rutter Dawes’
14:20 – 15:20    Dr Stuart Clark – ‘Richard Carrington’
15:20 – 15:50    Refreshments
15:50 – 16:50    Dr Bill Sheehan – ‘Mars: from the Canals to Curiosity’
17:00        The National Maritime Museum closes.

Entry to the NMM and the Royal Observatory is free but there is a charge for some of the exhibitions. Note that parking at the NMM is extremely limited – some space is available for blue badge holders who apply in advance. The NMM website shows nearby parking, and there are good connections to the Tube and DLR.

Booking form available here

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