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Lift closure

We're Making Improvements. Until 14 June there will be no lift access to Flamsteed House or the Time and Longitude gallery. The Meridian Line and Gallery will still be accessible via wheelchair. Find out more about accessibility at Royal Museums Greenwich

 

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Night sky highlights - June 2019

30 May 2019
The best of astronomy this month:  Jupiter makes a grand return to the evening sky. By Patricia Skelton, Astronomy Education Officer (Details given are for London and may...
19 April 2019
The best of astronomy this month: Catch the Eta Aquariid meteor shower on the 6th/7th of May. By Patricia Skelton, Astronomy Education Officer (Details given are for London...

Annie Scott Dill Maunder (née Russell) by Lafayette 1931 © National Portrait Gallery, London (tile).jpg

13 April 2019

Working in astronomy has always been a challenge for women but somehow they’ve managed to contribute in their own way, whether it’s observing directly themselves or recording and analysing data from other astronomers. Others contributed by writing popular books and developing education materials to share the subject with others. Their work has long been overshadowed by their male counterparts but in this blog I’d like to focus on one particular female astronomer who worked here at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, during the 1890s and whose story really encapsulates the struggles faced by women in astronomy at the time.

Night sky highlights - April 2019

18 March 2019
The best of astronomy this month:  Catch the peak of the Lyrids meteor shower in the early hours of 23 April. By Patricia Skelton, Astronomy Education Officer (Details given...

Night sky highlights - March 2019

8 February 2019
The best of astronomy this month: By Patricia Skelton, Astronomy Education Officer (Details given are for London and may vary for other parts of the UK).

Night sky highlights - February 2019

28 January 2019
The best of astronomy this month: By Patricia Skelton, Astronomy Education Officer (Details given are for London and may vary for other parts of the UK).

Night sky highlights - January 2019

14 December 2018
The best of astronomy this month:  By Dhara Patel, Astronomy Education Officer (Details given are for London and may vary for other parts of the UK).

Night sky highlights - December 2018

15 November 2018
The best of astronomy this month: Catch a few meteors from the Geminids meteor shower on 13th-14th December. By Dhara Patel, Astronomy Education Officer (Details given are...

M31 Andromeda Galaxy by Mark Forbes.jpg

18 October 2018
The best of astronomy this month: By Dhara Patel, Astronomy Education Officer (Details given are for London and may vary for other parts of the UK).

Night sky highlights - October 2018

24 September 2018
The best of astronomy this month: Catch a few meteors from the Orionids meteor shower on 21st-22nd October. By Dhara Patel, Astronomy Education Officer (Details given are for...

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