Christmas opening times

Over the Christmas period the Royal Observatory, National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark and Queen's House will be open as usual. We are closed to the public from 24-26 December. Plan your next visit

Essential information

Date and time: 
Monday 31 July | 10-12.30pm
Price: 
Child £6 | Adult £6 | Members 10% discount
Location: 
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Season: 
Family fun

Join award-winning children’s author and illustrator Nick Butterworth and his favourite alien Q Pootle 5 as they land at the Royal Observatory.

Bring your little ones along to a special Q Pootle 5 themed morning where you will get the chance to watch an episode of the hit CBeebies series on the big screen surrounded by stars in our morning planetarium screening!

This is followed by an interactive presentation from Nick and a chance to meet him at a book signing after the show.

Visitors can also take part in an astronomical ‘make and take’ where they will create their own planets mobile. This workshop is drop-in and is available to ticket holders from 11am to 12:30pm taking place in our top floor education spaces. This is to give visitors an opportunity to particpate in the workshop before or after the book signing, which will take place over the same time period near our shop on the bottom floor.

Please note: All children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Age: 4+