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19 July 2016

Q Pootle 5 is a friendly little alien who first appeared in the best-selling books by award-winning children’s author and illustrator Nick Butterworth. They will be landing at the Royal Observatory on Tuesday 26 July for a special Q Pootle 5 themed morning packed full of fun! Ahead of this he discusses his inspiration behind the series and explains how Q Pootle 5 was transformed for screen.

6 May 2016

As we prepare for the Transit of Mercury here at the Royal Observatory our curator, Louise Devoy, looks back to observations made here in 1753.

6 April 2016

We're adding new galleries to both the Royal Observatory and the Queen's House. Our curator Louise Devoy looks back to Margaret Maskelyne, daughter of the fith Astronomer Royal, who drew watercolours of these stunning buildings.

1 February 2016

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

29 January 2016

How many planets are there in our solar system? The answer might not be as obvious as you think. Royal Observatory astronomer Colin Stuart explains.

29 January 2016

Astronomers are currently making the most of a rare astronomical alignment. For the first time in over a decade, all five naked-eye planets are huddling together in the early morning sky. Royal Observatory astronomer Colin Stuart explains how to see them...

18 December 2015

Curator of the Royal Observatory, Louise Devoy, looks at Pepys's links to our site here in Greenwich.

7 December 2015

Royal Observatory Astronomer Rad takes you through what to see in the December night sky in our family friendly Look Up! podcast.

18 October 2015

On Thursday November 12th, in the Peter Harrison Planetarium, scientists and poets gather to launch Laboratorio.

13 October 2015

For Ada Lovelace Day we look at the women behind the myth, and ask if she is a true champion of female scientists.