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Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Exhibition

Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year is the biggest international competition of its kind, annually showcasing spectacular images shot by astrophotographers worldwide. See this year's awesome winning photographs in our free exhibition at the Royal Observatory. 

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Family day out

Go on an epic adventure of discovery across the seas and through the universe. Become an astronaut at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, a sailor on board Cutty Sark or an explorer in the National Maritime Museum.  All aboard for a day of family fun! Stand on Cutty Sark's top deck and discover life at sea on board the fastest ship of her day See draw-dropping planetarium shows taking you to the depths of our universe Play in our free AHOY! children's gallery for under-7s and the All Hands children’s gallery for 6-12s  

What's on at the Peter Harrison Planetarium

Think of a planetarium as a tour bus of the Universe taking you on amazing journeys to explore and experience the wonders of the night sky with expert commentary from real astronomers. A visit to the Peter Harrison Planetarium can fly you into the heart of the Sun, transport you to distant galaxies, show you the birth of a star or land you on Mars. Choose a show below and book your tickets.

What we do

Royal Museums Greenwich comprises the Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum and Queen’s House. Together we’re dedicated to enriching people’s understanding of the sea, the exploration of space, and Britain's role in world history.

Researchers

The Caird Library and Archive at the National Maritime Museum is an extremely rich resource for researchers to help with your study. Find out how to access our collections and get expert help.

See & do

Head on over to historic Greenwich for a truly unique day out in gorgeous surroundings. Here's a selection of the best events, exhibitions and attractions at the Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum and the Queen's House. All our attractions are located within easy walking distance of each other within the Greenwich World Heritage Site. There's lots of fun things to do for the kids too.

Discover

If you would like to delve deeper into what's in our collections, find out how we look after them and learn about what our museum experts do behind the scenes, you'll find lots of fascinating and useful information in this section.

Meridian Line & Historic Royal Observatory

The historic Royal Observatory is the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Enter the Meridian Courtyard to get your essential photo standing on the Meridian Line and explore some of the oldest parts of the site including the Astronomer Royal's house.

Launch yourself into Astrophotography season

Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year is the biggest international competition of its kind, annually showcasing spectacular images shot by astrophotographers worldwide. Meet the experts at our season of space photography events and learn how you can take award winning photos of planets and stars using a mobile phone!

Planetarium & Astronomy Centre

Visit the Planetarium and Astronomy Centre at the Royal Observatory Greenwich and take an awe inspiring journey into space.

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