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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.

28 October 2016

During the final week of this year’s Black History Month, Louise Devoy, Curator of the Royal Observatory, turns the spotlight on the historical links between the Royal Observatory and one of the most significant slave trade abolitionists, Thomas Clarkson (1760–1846).

25 October 2016

In these podcasts Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomer Radmila asks our visiting astrophysicists and space scientists about their career background, why they became an astrophysicist, why we should care about science and which unsolved mystery keeps them up at night. 

1 September 2016

Royal Observatory Astronomers Radmila and Dhara take you through what to see in the night sky during the month of September in our family friendly Look Up! podcast.

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