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Blackheath Avenue
Greenwich, SE10 8XJ

The Royal Observatory is about 25 mins walk from Greenwich Station, at the top of a steep hill. 
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Entrance to the Astronomy Centre is FREE. Entrance charges apply to Flamsteed House and the Meridian Courtyard. Save with a Big Ticket - find out more.

Opening hours: 10.00–17.00 daily (last admission 16.30)

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Planetarium show times

Last chance to see all five of Harrison's timekeepers together in Ships, Clocks & Stars - at the National Maritime Museum until 4 January. The timekeepers will be off display 5-30 Jan, and will then be on show in the Time for the Navy gallery 1-22 Feb.

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Last chance to see Longitude Punk'd exhibition

Book online now: £8.50 combined ticket includes entry to both Ships, Clocks & Stars and Longitude Punk'd exhibitions – both end 4 Jan 2015.

Free entry for MembersExplore this exclusive exhibition of eccentric inventions inspired by the 18th-century quest for longitude, specially created by steampunk luminaries including award-winning novelist Robert Rankin – exuberantly blurring the boundaries between art and science, fact and fiction. Find out more

Part of the Longitude Season 2014–15

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Visit the Royal Observatory

Stand astride two hemispheres at the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the world's Prime Meridian. Travel the universe in London's only planetarium and touch a 4.5 billion year-old asteroid.