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Today marks the 340th anniversary of the founding of our Observatory - Britain's first state-funded scientific research institution. Our Curator Louise tells us more.
In March 2015 Against Captain’s Orders opened to the public. A groundbreaking collaboration between the National Maritime Museum (NMM) and immersive theatre makers Punchdrunk Enrichment (PD), Against Captain’s Orders invites younger museum visitors on an adventure that will challenge their understanding of history. Now in a series of blogs the NMM and PD come together again to discuss how the exhibition developed from initial concept stage to the first visitors through the door.
This month’s night sky highlight is the spectacular annual Perseids meteor shower, and there's plenty else to look out for as well. (Times given are for London and may vary for other parts of the UK.)
There’s always plenty to see in the night (and daytime) sky, and this month we’ve got meteors, conjunctions and a few particular stars and planets to look out for. The Jupiter/Venus conjunction has been keeping sky-watchers happy for the first few days of July - you can see some more pictures on our Facebook timeline.