Astronomy

Venture into another dimension and discover all about astronomy and the study of celestial objects, such as stars, comets, planets and asteroids. Plus, how you can be captivated by the wonders of the universe at the Peter Harrison Planetarium at Royal Observatory Greenwich. 

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It's beautiful, sure, but can you imagine what it is used for?

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What is it, when is it and where can I see the Quadrantid meteor shower this year?

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19th-century astronomers went beyond cataloguing the skies to understanding their composition and predicting what could not be seen.

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Did you know if you looked through this you could see what the Universe is made of?

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The Perseid meteor shower is one of the most dramatic things to see in the night sky between July and August. Find out the best dates to see the spectacular display, as well as where to look and how to photograph it, below.

How and, more importantly, why do we measure the brightness of stars?

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Useful tips from the space experts at the Royal Observatory Greenwich on how to become an astronomer

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Want to see 'shooting stars'? Check the key dates for major meteor showers in the UK and how to see them in the night sky.

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The challenges of measuring everything from a fast-moving, wobbly platform through a haze.

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With our help you'll soon be measuring and plotting like an astronomer.

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