Astronomy lectures at the Royal Observatory

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Here at the Royal Observatory, there are a variety of astronomy lectures throughout the year, on topics ranging from our nearest celestial neighbours to the most distant galaxies in the Universe.

Lectures are held in our Peter Harrison Planetarium and delivered by world-class astronomers based here at the Royal Observatory as well as other insitutes and universities. These lectures are available to students as well as members of the public. 

Interested in learning more at the Royal Observatory? 

In addition to our astronomy lectures and talks, check out our range of courses we have throughout the year on our Courses at the Royal Observatory 2019/2020 page. 

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Our lectures take place all year round
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre, Peter Harrison Planetarium
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Talks & Courses
Join us for the annual Royal Observatory Christmas Lecture, which features different topics in astronomy from expert astrophysicists.
Thursday 10 December 2020 | 7pm - 8.15pm
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The Royal Observatory is a quick and easy journey from central London, by DLR, rail or boat