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Camera Obscura closure

The Camera Obscura will be closed from 21 May until 25 May. The rest of the Royal Observatory and Meridian Line remain open.

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

30 June 2017
This month, have a look for the Moon beside Jupiter and then near Saturn. (Details given are for London and may vary for other parts of the UK.)   1 July - we have the first...
31 May 2017
This month, have a look for the stars of the Summer Triangle : Vega, Deneb and Altair. (Details given are for London and may vary for other parts of the UK.)  
30 April 2017

Never miss another astronomical event with our observing highlights from the Royal Observatory astronomers. 

24 April 2017
On 13th April 2017, NASA announced that Enceladus, a small moon orbiting Saturn has almost all of the right conditions for life to evolve - Royal Obeservatory astronomer...
5 April 2017

Our astronomer Radmila spoke to year 7 pupils at St Mary’s Catholic School in Bishop’s Stortford about the search for exoplanets (planets that orbit other stars) and life beyond the Earth. They had lots of fantastic questions which are answered below:

30 March 2017
This month you'll be able to catch Venus in the morning sky pre-sunrise in the east now that it has crossed in front of the Sun. (Details given are for London and may vary...
2 March 2017

Over Women's History Month we'll be sharing the stories of amazing women who've made essential contributions to our observatory. 

1 February 2017

February will be a good month for Moon viewing including a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. 

3 January 2017

January’s highlights include the Quadrantid meteor shower and several planets. (Details given are for London and will vary for other parts of the UK.)

22 December 2016

What was the Christmas Star? Over the years many astronomical explanations have been suggested.

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