The Sky Tonight: Captured Starlight


1 October–30 November (Daily)


  • Royal Observatory Greenwich
  • Planetarium
  • Weekends and holiday weekdays*: 12.30, 14.00, 15.30
  • Weekdays during term time**: 15.30
  • Adults
  • Family (over-5s)
  • Young people
£6.50 adults | £4.50 children | £5.50 concessions | £20 family
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Soak up the spectacle of the winning images from this year’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition in this brand new Planetarium show. Discover when, where and how these phenomenal photographs were captured.

Presented live by a Royal Observatory astronomer, Captured Starlight will also show you how to find some of these planets, stars, nebulae and other celestial objects in the night sky.

You can also buy an 'Extended Astro Ticket' (combined Royal Observatory admission + Planetarium ticket + Ships, Clocks & Stars exhibition at the National Maritime Museum).

* Autumn half-term holiday: 25 October–2 November.
** The Planetarium is normally closed on the first Tuesday of every month for essential maintenance (except August and during Easter). However, the Planetarium will be open daily throughout October.

Image: detail from Sky Away from the Lights, Tunç Tezel (Turkey)

The Peter Harrison Planetarium is part of the Royal Observatory complex in Greenwich Park and is at the top of a steep hill. Walking time from Greenwich Station is approx 25 mins, or 20 mins from the National Maritime Museum. Pay & display parking is available on Blackheath Avenue. Please leave enough time as unfortunately latecomers cannot be admitted. Visitors and ticket holders are strongly advised to arrive at the Planetarium at least 10 mins before the show’s starting time, particularly at busy times (weekends/school holidays).

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