The Sky Tonight: Christmas Stars


1–23 December


  • Royal Observatory Greenwich
  • Planetarium
  • Weekends and holiday weekdays*: 12.30, 14.00, 15.30
  • Weekdays during term time**: 15.30
  • Adults
  • Family (over-5s)
£6.50 adults | £4.50 children | £5.50 concessions | £20 family
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Free entry for Members

Buy ticketsSee what the night sky has to offer over the Christmas period and beyond, including the Moon, planets, stars and constellations, presented live by a Royal Observatory astronomer. This seasonally-themed planetarium show also explores the latest ideas about what the Christmas Star might have been.

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

* Christmas holidays: 20 Dec 2014–4 Jan 2015 (closed 24–26 Dec)
** The Planetarium is closed on the first Tuesday of every month for essential maintenance (except August and during Easter).

Image: detail of NGC 2264, including the Christmas Tree Cluster. Image: ESO PR Photo 48/08.
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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