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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:
For Women's History Month we're looking at the vital role women played in the history of science and the very existence of our Observatory. On International Women's Day, we look at Britain's first paid female astronomer.
Over Women's History Month we'll be sharing the stories of amazing women who've made essential contributions to our observatory.
February will be a good month for Moon viewing including a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse.
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.)
What was the Christmas Star? Over the years many astronomical explanations have been suggested.
Did you know the December solstice occurs at the same time for everyone on Earth?
We are about to experience a celestial contest between the very bright full Moon ‘Supermoon’ and the annual Geminids meteor shower. Royal Observatory astronomer Brendan explains all.
During the final week of this year’s Black History Month, Louise Devoy, Curator of the Royal Observatory, turns the spotlight on the historical links between the Royal Observatory and one of the most significant slave trade abolitionists, Thomas Clarkson (1760–1846).