Planetarium closures

Visiting the planetarium? Our planetarium is open daily, 10am-5pm. It is closed for maintenance on the first Tuesday of every month from September 2017. See what's on and choose your next space adventure

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., 23 July 2017
E.g., 23 July 2017

23 July 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:
Shows daily | 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 | 1.15pm, 4.15pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows
Discover the secrets of our star the Sun in this fascinating show narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Times:
Shows daily | 12.30, 2, 3.30, 5pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Family fun, Talks & Courses
Drop in workshops facilated by Observatory Explainers mixing demonstrations with make and do activities.
Times:
Weekends 1 July - 30 September | 12.45-4.15pm
Location:
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Family fun, Talks & Courses
Drop by and chat with our Observatory Explainers who are bringing the history of astronomy to life.
Times:
Weekends 1 July - 30 September | 1.05-4.15pm (event cancelled Sun 9 July)
Location:
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Planetarium shows, Daytime
Tour the Solar System and beyond, and meet our next-door neighbours in space!
Times:
Shows daily | 11.45am, 2.45pm
Location:
Royal Observatory

24 July 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
Searching here and searching there, where oh where, is the Great Big Bear?
Times:
Shows daily | 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 | 1.15pm, 4.15pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows
Discover the secrets of our star the Sun in this fascinating show narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Times:
Shows daily | 12.30, 2, 3.30, 5pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows, Daytime
Tour the Solar System and beyond, and meet our next-door neighbours in space!
Times:
Shows daily | 11.45am, 2.45pm
Location:
Royal Observatory

25 July 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
Searching here and searching there, where oh where, is the Great Big Bear?
Times:
Shows daily | 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 | 1.15pm, 4.15pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows
Discover the secrets of our star the Sun in this fascinating show narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Times:
Shows daily | 12.30, 2, 3.30, 5pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Look at the planet Venus during the day with our 18 tonne Victorian telescope.
Times:
25,26,27 July | 1,2,3,8,9,10,15,16,17,22,23,24 August | 12.30, 1.10, 1.50, 2.30pm
Location:
Meridian Line and Historic Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows, Daytime
Tour the Solar System and beyond, and meet our next-door neighbours in space!
Times:
Shows daily | 11.45am, 2.45pm
Location:
Royal Observatory

26 July 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
Searching here and searching there, where oh where, is the Great Big Bear?
Times:
Shows daily | 11am
Location:
Royal Observatory

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