Exhibitions & events at the Royal Observatory

We have an exciting selection of free and paid events, exhibitions and courses at the Royal Observatory and Planetarium, see what's on below.

E.g., 28 June 2017
E.g., 28 June 2017

28 May 2017

Exhibitions, Season
Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year is the biggest international competition of its kind, annually showcasing spectacular images...
Times:
Open every day until 23 July 2017 | 10.00-17.00
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows, Family fun
Searching here and searching there, where oh where, is the Great Big Bear?
Times:
Weekends & holidays | 11am
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows
A classic guide to the sky tonight presented in real-time by an astronomer using our digital planetarium.
Times:
Shows daily | Weekends & holidays 1.15pm, 4.15pm | Weekdays 4.15pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows
Discover the secrets of our star the Sun in this fascinating show narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Times:
Weekends & holidays: 12.30, 2, 3.30, 5pm | Weekdays (during term-time): 3.30pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Daytime, Talks & Courses
Drop by and chat with our Observatory Explainers who are bringing the history of astronomy to life.
Times:
Weekends and holiday weekdays | 1.05–4.15pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Family fun, Daytime
From discoveries about the Solar System to our understanding of the Universe, get hands-on in these workshops.
Times:
(Weekends) 1 April–25 June | 12.45–4.15pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows, Daytime
Tour the Solar System and beyond, and meet our next-door neighbours in space!
Times:
Shows daily | Weekends & holidays 11.45am, 2.45pm | Weekdays 2.45pm
Location:
Royal Observatory

29 May 2017

Guided tours
Join a fascinating tour of the history of the Royal Observatory led by one of our volunteers.
Times:
Tours: most weekdays, see times below | Talks: most Wednesdays, 1.30pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows, Family fun
Prepare to go ‘out of this world’ and off to the Moon in our action-packed activity morning!
Times:
29–30 May | 10am–12.30pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Exhibitions, Season
Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year is the biggest international competition of its kind, annually showcasing spectacular images...
Times:
Open every day until 23 July 2017 | 10.00-17.00
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows
A classic guide to the sky tonight presented in real-time by an astronomer using our digital planetarium.
Times:
Shows daily | Weekends & holidays 1.15pm, 4.15pm | Weekdays 4.15pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows
Discover the secrets of our star the Sun in this fascinating show narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Times:
Weekends & holidays: 12.30, 2, 3.30, 5pm | Weekdays (during term-time): 3.30pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows, Daytime
Tour the Solar System and beyond, and meet our next-door neighbours in space!
Times:
Shows daily | Weekends & holidays 11.45am, 2.45pm | Weekdays 2.45pm
Location:
Royal Observatory

30 May 2017

Guided tours
Join a fascinating tour of the history of the Royal Observatory led by one of our volunteers.
Times:
Tours: most weekdays, see times below | Talks: most Wednesdays, 1.30pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows, Family fun
Prepare to go ‘out of this world’ and off to the Moon in our action-packed activity morning!
Times:
29–30 May | 10am–12.30pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Exhibitions, Season
Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year is the biggest international competition of its kind, annually showcasing spectacular images...
Times:
Open every day until 23 July 2017 | 10.00-17.00
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows
A classic guide to the sky tonight presented in real-time by an astronomer using our digital planetarium.
Times:
Shows daily | Weekends & holidays 1.15pm, 4.15pm | Weekdays 4.15pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows
Discover the secrets of our star the Sun in this fascinating show narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Times:
Weekends & holidays: 12.30, 2, 3.30, 5pm | Weekdays (during term-time): 3.30pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows, Daytime
Tour the Solar System and beyond, and meet our next-door neighbours in space!
Times:
Shows daily | Weekends & holidays 11.45am, 2.45pm | Weekdays 2.45pm
Location:
Royal Observatory

31 May 2017

Guided tours
Join a fascinating tour of the history of the Royal Observatory led by one of our volunteers.
Times:
Tours: most weekdays, see times below | Talks: most Wednesdays, 1.30pm
Location:
Royal Observatory

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