Museum blog

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.

29 January 2016

Astronomers are currently making the most of a rare astronomical alignment. For the first time in over a decade, all five naked-eye planets are huddling together in the early morning sky. Royal Observatory astronomer Colin Stuart explains how to see them...

18 December 2015

Curator of the Royal Observatory, Louise Devoy, looks at Pepys's links to our site here in Greenwich.

7 December 2015

Royal Observatory Astronomer Rad takes you through what to see in the December night sky in our family friendly Look Up! podcast.

18 October 2015

On Thursday November 12th, in the Peter Harrison Planetarium, scientists and poets gather to launch Laboratorio.

13 October 2015

For Ada Lovelace Day we look at the women behind the myth, and ask if she is a true champion of female scientists. 

1 October 2015
This month’s highlights include planetary conjunctions and the Orionid meteor shower. (All times given are for London and will vary for other parts of the UK.) 2 October...
14 September 2015
Ahead of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year winners announcement on 17 September, we’re catching up with the competition judges. We talked to them about the...
4 September 2015
New Horizons set to continue Kuiper Belt odyssey by Colin Stuart
1 September 2015

This month’s main highlight is a lunar eclipse on 28 September, and there are also planets, meteors and an asteroid to look out for. Let's hope for some clear skies! (All times given are for London, BST, and may vary for other parts of the UK.)

30 August 2015
Ahead of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year winners announcement on 17 September, we’re catching up with the competition judges. We talked to them about the...

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