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Read our blog to get the lowdown from our experts and go behind the scenes at Royal Museums Greenwich.

24 April 2017
On 13th April 2017, NASA announced that Enceladus, a small moon orbiting Saturn has almost all of the right conditions for life to evolve - Royal Obeservatory astronomer...
5 April 2017

Our astronomer Radmila spoke to year 7 pupils at St Mary’s Catholic School in Bishop’s Stortford about the search for exoplanets (planets that orbit other stars) and life beyond the Earth. They had lots of fantastic questions which are answered below:

30 March 2017
This month you'll be able to catch Venus in the morning sky pre-sunrise in the east now that it has crossed in front of the Sun. (Details given are for London and may vary...
8 March 2017

For Women's History Month we're looking at the vital role women played in the history of science and the very existence of our Observatory. On International Women's Day, we look at Britain's first paid female astronomer. 

2 March 2017

Over Women's History Month we'll be sharing the stories of amazing women who've made essential contributions to our observatory. 

1 February 2017

February will be a good month for Moon viewing including a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. 

3 January 2017

January’s highlights include the Quadrantid meteor shower and several planets. (Details given are for London and will vary for other parts of the UK.)

22 December 2016

What was the Christmas Star? Over the years many astronomical explanations have been suggested.

20 December 2016

Did you know the December solstice occurs at the same time for everyone on Earth? 

12 December 2016

We are about to experience a celestial contest between the very bright full Moon ‘Supermoon’ and the annual Geminids meteor shower. Royal Observatory astronomer Brendan explains all.

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