Museum blog

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

22 December 2016

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

20 December 2016

Did you know the December solstice occurs at the same time for everyone on Earth? 

12 December 2016

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.

28 October 2016

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).

25 October 2016

In these podcasts Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomer Radmila asks our visiting astrophysicists and space scientists about their career background, why they became an astrophysicist, why we should care about science and which unsolved mystery keeps them up at night. 

1 September 2016

Royal Observatory Astronomers Radmila and Dhara take you through what to see in the night sky during the month of September in our family friendly Look Up! podcast.

19 July 2016

Q Pootle 5 is a friendly little alien who first appeared in the best-selling books by award-winning children’s author and illustrator Nick Butterworth. They will be landing at the Royal Observatory on Tuesday 26 July for a special Q Pootle 5 themed morning packed full of fun! Ahead of this he discusses his inspiration behind the series and explains how Q Pootle 5 was transformed for screen.

6 May 2016

As we prepare for the Transit of Mercury here at the Royal Observatory our curator, Louise Devoy, looks back to observations made here in 1753.

6 April 2016

We're adding new galleries to both the Royal Observatory and the Queen's House. Our curator Louise Devoy looks back to Margaret Maskelyne, daughter of the fith Astronomer Royal, who drew watercolours of these stunning buildings.

1 February 2016

Royal Observatory Astronomers Radmila and Dhara take you through what to see in the February night sky in our family friendly Look Up! podcast. 

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