Observatory Unlocked

Essential information

Event type: 
Date and time: 
Weekends and holiday weekdays | 1.05–4.15pm
Admission: 
Included in venue ticket
Location: 
Royal Observatory, Meridian Line and Historic Royal Observatory, Meridian Courtyard
Free to members

Drop by and chat with our Observatory Explainers who are bringing the history of astronomy to life.

Please note that Observatory Unlocked will not take place on Sunday July 2nd.

Enjoy a range of public talks and activities delivered by our Observatory Explainers, ranging from short talks on the hidden stories of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to solar observing and hands on science demonstrations.

Our team of Observatory Explainers can answer your burning questions about astronomy such as: why do we need dark matter to explain the universe and how do astronomers know that space is expanding?

Also, if you've always wondered what is involved in modern astronomy research compared to the historic research that took place at the Royal Observatory, then they are the people to ask, as the Explainers include those who are studying Astrophysics at degree or postgraduate level.

In the event of rain this activity will take place in the Great Equatorial Telescope or the Octagon Room. Please check with a member of staff.

Age: 7+