Out of this World

Great Equatorial Telescope closure

On 1–2 Sept we'll be holding special Venus observing sessions with the Great Equatorial Telescope, which will close at 3.15pm to other visitors. See Venus through the iconic Telescope

Planetarium closures

The Planetarium is closed for maintenance on Tuesday 6 September, and on the first Tuesday of every month except August.

Essential information

Event type: 
Date and time: 
27 July-31 August (Weds) | 10.00-12.30
Price: 
£6 Child or Guardian | £5 Members
Location: 
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre

Join a fast-paced tour of the Universe with trips to planets and views from the Hubble Space Telescope.

You can test your knowledge in the 'Question of Space' quiz using special voting handsets.

We’ll also be challenging you to plan for human missions to Mars, using examples of actual training exercises from the Apollo missions, and space rocks to help you understand what to look for, and how our Solar System came to be!

Finally, get as close to space as possible by peering through our cardboard virtual reality headsets.

Age: 8-12.