Stars to Satellites

Dates

Dates
8 March–31 August 2014

Location:

Location:
  • Royal Observatory Greenwich
  • Astronomy Centre
Times:
10.00-17.00
Audience:
  • Adults
  • Family (over-5s)
  • Young people
Fee:
FREE
Event type:
Exhibitions

Explore the history of satellite navigation, from its origins in stargazing and science fiction to the launch of the ground-breaking European ‘Galileo’ satellite navigation system in 2014. Discover the links and legacies between astronomy, longitude and satellites, bringing the longitude story into the 21st century as we consider how ‘satnav’ has changed the world.

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Want to discover more about satellites? Don’t miss our live planetarium show with a special focus on satellites and astronomical navigation, presented by Royal Observatory astronomers. 

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Image: detail of: 'Preparing Gaia's launch vehicle'. Copyright: ESA-CNES-Arianespace / Optique Vidéo du CSG - G. Barbaste

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