Museum blog

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

27 July 2015
As there is less than a month left to see the Ships, Clocks & Stars exhibition at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC, it’s a good time to remark on a few...
6 July 2015

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.

27 June 2015
The last time I wrote about Clock B, we had just commenced an official 100-day trial to see if it would keep up with John Harrison's expectations. In the last blog post the...
24 June 2015
New Horizons mission edging closer to Pluto by Colin Stuart Excitement is building as NASA's New Horizons probe is inching ever nearer to Pluto. Launched in 2006, the mission...
23 June 2015

Do you ever find yourself wishing that there were more hours in the day? If so, you may be comforted to know that Tuesday, June 30, 2015 will actually be a little longer than normal this year; not by hours, but a single second – a leap second.

15 June 2015

On 21 June we're holding a day of events celebrating the Summer Solstice. As the longest day of the year approaches our Astronomer looks at what the Solstice means. 

15 June 2015
As we approach the Summer Solstice, our Curator of the Royal Observatory looks at how the sun was used nearly 100 years ago to test Einstein's theory of general relativity.  
10 June 2015

Here are the times for the first sighting and setting of the crescent moon at the beginning and end of Ramadan 2015 (1436 AH), according to data supplied by the HM Nautical Almanac Office.

2 June 2015
Curiosity rover celebrates 1000 days on Mars by Colin Stuart
1 June 2015

Simon Guerrier is an author who's been working with our Astronomer, Marek Kukula, on a book called The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who. In today's guest blog he looks at the science of crashed spaceships.