Come and take a peek at the planet Venus through our amazing 18-tonne Great Equatorial Telescope. Find out what Venus has to do with Einstein’s general theory of relativity; what we know about this mysterious planet; and what the plans are for its future exploration.
The Sky Tonight
- Royal Observatory Greenwich
- Weekends/holidays*: 12.30, 14.00, 15.30
- Weekdays**: 15.30
- Family (over-5s)
- Young people
Come on a fantastic tour of what you can see for yourself in tonight's night sky. Presented live by a Royal Observatory astronomer, this planetarium show puts you in touch with the experts.
Find out more about the planetarium including details of all current planetarium shows.
Ages: recommended for 5+. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
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* Easter holidays: 28 March–12 April. From 1 April, timings of weekend/holiday shows will change to: 11.45, 14.00, 16.15.
** The Planetarium is closed on the first Tuesday of every month for essential maintenance (except August and during Easter). From 1 April, there will only be one daily weekday Sky Tonight show, at 16.15.
The Planetarium is part of the Royal Observatory, at the top of a hill in Greenwich Park with spectacular views across London. Please allow enough time to get to us and aim to arrive at least 10 mins before the show’s start time, as latecomers cannot be admitted. See how to get here.