Join us to explore the universe, astronomy, great art and history. From our annual astronomy courses to our regular maritime history lecture series, get the latest knowledge from experts in the field. 

Study the stars with our expert-led Astronomy courses

Study the stars with our expert-led Astronomy courses

Discover our past in new ways with our curator-led Maritime History Lectures

Discover our past in new ways with our curator-led Maritime History Lectures

Explore great art and royal history in the 17th-century Queen's House

Explore great art and royal history in the 17th-century Queen's House

Essential information

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Location: 
Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum, Queen's House
Talks & courses

Feed your mind with our great educational events

Family fun, Talks & Courses
Drop in workshops facilated by Observatory Explainers mixing demonstrations with make and do activities.
Times:
Weekends, 1 October - 30 December | 12.45-4.15pm
Location:
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Talks & Courses
This comprehensive course provides an opportunity to acquire a rigorous scientific understanding of the universe.
Times:
12 September 2017 - 22 May 2018 | Tuesdays 6.30pm-9pm | Saturdays 30 September 2017, 10, 24 February, 3, 10, 17 March, 2 June 2018
Location:
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Talks & Courses
This comprehensive course provides an opportunity to acquire a rigorous scientific understanding of the universe.
Times:
Tuesdays | 12 September 2017 - 8 May 2018 | 6.30pm - 9pm
Location:
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Talks & Courses
Study astronomy topics at foundation degree level, without the costs.
Times:
Tuesdays, 12 September 2017–22 May 2018 | 7–9pm
Location:
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Season, Talks & Courses
RMG Curators and Conservators talk about art, history and science through favourite works of art in the Queen’s House, Greenwich.
Times:
Wednesdays, 4 October to 6 December 2017 | 1–1.30 pm
Location:
Queen's House
Season, Talks & Courses
Unearth the shocking story of Franklin's final expedition through the Death in the Ice Maritime Lecture Series.
Times:
Thursday 26 October | 11am-12.30pm
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Talks & Courses
Astronomy for absolute beginners lead by an engaging tutor and set at the home of time and space.
Times:
Tuesdays, | 7pm-9pm | See dates below
Location:
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Maritime History & Culture Seminars at The Institute of Historical Research, University of London, Senate House, London WE1E 7HU
Times:
26 October, 14 November, 12 December, 23 January, 20 February, 24 April, 19 June 22 May | 5.15/ 5.30pm
Location:
Talks & Courses
Professor Carl Murray celebrates the 20 year life of the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn in this revealing lecture.
Times:
9 December | 6.45-7.45pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Talks & Courses
Explore topics at the cutting edge of modern astronomical research and the limits of human knowledge.
Times:
Tuesdays, 7–9pm | 2 January – 6 February | 17 April – 22 May
Location:
Royal Observatory