Friends of Fortune Green Solar System Walk - 13th March at 2pm

March 11, 2016
Sunday, 13th March at 2pm - Solar System Walk

If the Earth is a peppercorn how big is the Sun?
How far is it to Neptune?

Find out on a guided walk of a scale model of the solar system. During British Science WeekFoFG is teaming up with the Hampstead Garden Suburb Astronomical Society. There will be a scale model of our solar system on the Green and a guided tour. Places are limited so please reserve yours and your family's as soon as possible at

Urgent - Tonight's meeting postponed

November 26, 2014
The Speaker for tonight's meeting is unwell so the November Meeting of the Society has been postponed from Wednesday 26th November 2014 to Wednesday 3rd December 2014
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Moon over London 25 April 2013 8.39pm

April 26, 2013

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April 26, 2013
I went up to Parliament Hill last night and managed to catch the Moonrise over London  and some of the eclipse until the clouds came in!


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HGS Astronomical Society acquires telescope

March 19, 2013
THE HGS Astronomical Society has acquired a Meade LX10 EMC 8 inch Schmidt -Cassegrain telescope from the Hampstead Garden Suburb Institute.
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Transit of Venus 6th June 2012

June 21, 2012

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September 26, 2011
On 29th February 2012 our speaker will be Professor Paul Hewett of The Institute of Astronomy , Cambridge who will be giving a talk on " The Search for the most distant Quasars"
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HGSAS September meeting - CHANGE OF VENUE

September 26, 2011

Please note that the September meeting will now be held at the Mills Centre ,  HIGHGATE SCHOOL, 5 Bishopswood Road , Highgate, London N6 4PH

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Autumn 2011 Meetings

August 16, 2011
The HGS Asronomy Society has the following meetings between September 2011 and January 2012
1. Date:Wednesday 28th September 2011
    Time 7:30pm
    Event  - Talk on Meteorites given by Dr Caroline Smith , Curator of Meteorites at The Natural History Museum , London
    Venue  - Oriel Room , Free Church Hall, Northway, NW11
2. Date:Wednesday 26th October 2011
    Time 7:30pm
    Event  - Talk on "Exploring New Frontiers with the Herschel Space Observatory: Detection of a Massi...

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HGS Astro Soc meeting June 2011

June 10, 2011
Please note that the June meeting of the HGS Astronomical Society will be held on Wednesday 29th June 2011 at 7:30pm in the Oriel Room of the Free Church Hall in Northway NW11 
We are delighted to welcome Nick Howes whose talk is entitled "Three sides to the Sun"
Many of you will be familiar with Nick through Astronomy Now . He is their equipment guru and a very accomplished astrophotographer.For all you twitterers out there - follow this link!/nickastronomer  .as...

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