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Lift closure

We're Making Improvements. There will be no lift access to Flamsteed House or the Time and Longitude gallery for the foreseeable future. The Meridian Line and Gallery are still accessible via wheelchair. Find out more about accessibility at Royal Museums Greenwich


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5 December 2007
A new daily planetarium show all about Black Holes is now available at the Peter Harrison Planetarium, here at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. The show touches on several...
5 December 2007
Recently I've been researching the story of Alain Bombard, the French doctor and biologist who survived for sixty days in a dinghy on the Atlantic Ocean without food or water.
4 December 2007
The library collection is continually growing here at the Caird Library and every month the library team works hard to catalogue new material covering all aspects of the...
3 December 2007
Friday 30 November saw the opening of the Museum’s new permanent Gallery, Atlantic Worlds, focusing on the role that the Atlantic Ocean has played as a conduit for the...


2 December 2007
We have very long nights in the northern hemisphere during December – perfect for astronomy! Here in Greenwich, the sun is setting at 4pm in the afternoon and not rising...


29 November 2007
Continuing to work through the papers of Viscount Exmouth, Admiral Sir Edward Pellew (1757-1833), I have now reached the period immediately after the Napoleonic wars. But...
29 November 2007
Guardian Unlimited: UK pulls out of major observatory 'STFC announced plans to withdraw the UK from the Gemini Observatory, an international collaboration that operates twin...


26 November 2007
We discovered recently that Of Ships and Stars - our published history - is available online via Google Book Search. This is what they have to say about it:
22 November 2007
Earth is constantly bombarded by high energy particles from space, cosmic rays. Most are protons, the positively-charged particles that normally live in the nuclei of atoms....
22 November 2007
We think the moon formed when a Mars-sized planet (Theia) smashed into the proto-Earth four and a half billion years ago. This remarkable idea is supported by the geology of...