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., 25 February 2017
E.g., 25 February 2017

25 February 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 25 June 2017 | 10.00-17.00
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows, Family fun
Join Ted the Teddy Bear on a journey throughout the Solar System, looking for the Great Big Bear in the sky.
Times:
Weekends & holidays | 11am
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 | Weekends & holidays 12.30pm, 2.45pm | Weekdays 2.45pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Family fun
Learn about rockets, astronauts, the International Space Station (ISS), and amazing future space missions.
Times:
Weekends | 12.45-4.15pm usually
Location:
Royal Observatory
Family fun, 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 | 1–4.15pm
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
Evenings & Lates
Big bugs and mean marines go head-to-head in all-out war in this science fiction action satire.
Times:
25 February | 6.15–9.15pm
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
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

26 February 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 25 June 2017 | 10.00-17.00
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows, Family fun
Join Ted the Teddy Bear on a journey throughout the Solar System, looking for the Great Big Bear in the sky.
Times:
Weekends & holidays | 11am
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 | Weekends & holidays 12.30pm, 2.45pm | Weekdays 2.45pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Family fun
Learn about rockets, astronauts, the International Space Station (ISS), and amazing future space missions.
Times:
Weekends | 12.45-4.15pm usually
Location:
Royal Observatory
Family fun, 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 | 1–4.15pm
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

27 February 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
Season, Talks & Courses
We offer a range of astronomy courses tailored to the needs of individuals with differing levels of knowledge, from short introductory...
Times:
Our courses take place all year round
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 | 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

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