Museum blog

Read our blog to get the lowdown from our experts and go behind the scenes at Royal Museums Greenwich.

17 October 2019

Getting up ‘at the crack of dawn’ is not something enjoyed by many, but for some religions, dawn has a much larger significance. 

Night sky highlights - October 2019

28 September 2019

Discover what to see in the night sky during October 2019, including the Orionids meteor shower.

Night sky highlights - September 2019

29 August 2019

Discover what to see in the night sky during September 2019, including the Andromeda Galaxy.

Night sky highlights - August 2019

24 July 2019

Discover what to see in the night sky during August 2019, including the spectacular Perseid meteor shower.

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5 July 2019

The first thing that strikes you about Hugh Percy Wilkins’s Map of the Moon is the detail.

Night sky highlights - July 2019

28 June 2019

Find out what you can see in the night sky tonight, from a partial lunar eclipse on 16 July to the Delta Aquiariid meteor shower at the end of the month.

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...

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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...

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