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., 17 January 2017
E.g., 17 January 2017

17 January 2017

Family fun, 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
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 25 June 2017 | 10.00-17.00
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows
Come and find out what the night sky has to offer on the night after your visit and the month ahead. 
Times:
Shows daily from 27 December | Weekends & holidays 12.30pm, 2.45pm | Weekdays 2.45pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows, Family fun, Daytime
Meet our next-door neighbours in space in this entertaining, interactive show where you can decide which planets to visit.
Times:
Shows daily | Weekends & holidays 1.15, 3.30pm | Weekdays 3.30pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Talks & Courses
Learn about the exciting results of NASA’s Messenger mission – including the discovery of water ice on Mercury.
Times:
17 January | 5.15–6.15pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Talks & Courses
Study the Sun-Earth-Moon system, the Solar System, the Milky Way Galaxy and the wider Universe.
Times:
13 September 2016–9 May 2017 | Tues: 6.30–9pm | Sat: 10am–12.30 pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Talks & Courses
Offering an excellent basic introduction to astronomy, this course examines historical, scientific and practical perspectives.
Times:
Tuesday evenings – see dates below | 7–9pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Talks & Courses
Explore topics at the cutting edge of modern astronomical research and the limits of human knowledge.
Times:
Tuesdays, 3 January–7 February; 18 April–23 May 2017 | 7–9pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Talks & Courses
Study astronomy topics at foundation degree level, without the costs.
Times:
Tuesdays, 13 September 2016–23 May 2017 | 7–9pm
Location:
Royal Observatory

18 January 2017

Family fun, 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
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 25 June 2017 | 10.00-17.00
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows
Come and find out what the night sky has to offer on the night after your visit and the month ahead. 
Times:
Shows daily from 27 December | Weekends & holidays 12.30pm, 2.45pm | Weekdays 2.45pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows, Family fun, Daytime
Meet our next-door neighbours in space in this entertaining, interactive show where you can decide which planets to visit.
Times:
Shows daily | Weekends & holidays 1.15, 3.30pm | Weekdays 3.30pm
Location:
Royal Observatory

19 January 2017

Family fun, 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
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 25 June 2017 | 10.00-17.00
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows
Come and find out what the night sky has to offer on the night after your visit and the month ahead. 
Times:
Shows daily from 27 December | Weekends & holidays 12.30pm, 2.45pm | Weekdays 2.45pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows, Family fun, Daytime
Meet our next-door neighbours in space in this entertaining, interactive show where you can decide which planets to visit.
Times:
Shows daily | Weekends & holidays 1.15, 3.30pm | Weekdays 3.30pm
Location:
Royal Observatory

20 January 2017

Family fun, 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
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 25 June 2017 | 10.00-17.00
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows
Come and find out what the night sky has to offer on the night after your visit and the month ahead. 
Times:
Shows daily from 27 December | Weekends & holidays 12.30pm, 2.45pm | Weekdays 2.45pm
Location:
Royal Observatory

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