Closure of Great Equatorial Dome and Time for Navy Gallery

The Great Equatorial Dome and the Time for Navy Gallery will be closed between 11:30am and 3.45pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 25 July to 24 August for Daytime sky watch sessions 

Planetarium closures

Visiting the planetarium? Our planetarium is open daily, 10am-5pm. It is closed for maintenance on the first Tuesday of every month from September 2017. See what's on and choose your next space adventure

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

30 June 2017
This month, have a look for the Moon beside Jupiter and then near Saturn. (Details given are for London and may vary for other parts of the UK.)   1 July - we have the first...
31 May 2017
This month, have a look for the stars of the Summer Triangle : Vega, Deneb and Altair. (Details given are for London and may vary for other parts of the UK.)  
30 April 2017

Never miss another astronomical event with our observing highlights from the Royal Observatory astronomers. 

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.)

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