Cutty Sark’s sailors would catch flying fish as a tasty alternative to their diet of salted beef and pea soup. In this drop-in workshop, come and learn more about what sailors ate and make a flying fish to take home with you.
Please note that Observatory Unlocked will not take place on Sunday July 2nd.
Enjoy a range of public talks and activities delivered by our Observatory Explainers, ranging from short talks on the hidden stories of the Royal Observatory Greenwich to Solar observing and hands on science demonstrations.
Get hands-on in these short drop in family workshops themed around space science and exploration, from the most recent discoveries about the Solar System to our latest understanding of the wider universe.
Our team of Observatory Explainers include those who are studying astronomy at degree or postgraduate level and can answer your burning space questions such as: how big is the Universe and why is Pluto not a planet anymore? Also if you've always wondered what it takes to become an astronomer - they are the people to ask!
Bring your little ones along to a special Q Pootle 5 themed morning where you will get the chance to watch an episode of the hit CBeebies series on the big screen surrounded by stars in our morning planetarium screening!
This is followed by an interactive presentation from Nick and a chance to meet him at a book signing after the show.
Daisy Farris Dance Collective performs a retelling of the SS Princess Alice disaster. The sinking of the the pleasure paddle steamer in 1878 near Woolwich is the greatest loss of life on the River Thames ever recorded.
Performances are free and suitable for all ages. Following both workshops, you are invited to join our dancers in a short movement workshop.
Join our drop-in family workshops themed around space science and exploration and find answers to big questions like: how big is the Universe? And why is Pluto not a planet anymore?
Our team of Observatory Explainers include those who are studying astronomy at degree or postgraduate level, and can answer your burning space questions! Also if you've always wondered what it takes to become an astronomer – they are the people to ask!
Please note that this session relies on voluntary donations to continue to support the provision of materials included in the session.
Mrs Ray misses her boy, but she is comforted by the letters he sends to her from around the world.
Find out more about their lives and his letters from Cutty Sark, as Mrs Ray tells you about why her son went to sea and what it takes to be a young apprentice.
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How can we use these colours to find out about the ingredients of the Universe?
Start your voyage of discovery with a Christmas-themed planetarium show to learn a space-themed 12 Days of Christmas song; followed by a solar system quiz, and ending with a stellar make and do that allows you to see the ingredients of the Universe through light and colour!
Please note: all children must be accompanied by a paying adult.