Space Live

Watch the biggest astronomical events live online with astronomers from the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

Space Live broadcasts combine the best in telescope technology with expert commentary from Royal Observatory astronomers.

Join our online stargazing events and discover the wonders of the night sky, with live footage from the Observatory's state-of-the-art Annie Maunder Astrographic Telescope.

Astronomers and space scientists are also on hand to explain exactly what's going on, and answer all your space and stargazing questions.

Upcoming Space Lives

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Previous Space Lives

Watch a selection of our recent broadcasts below, or check out all our videos on Facebook

Explore the Apollo landing sites - December 2019

Fifty years ago humans first set foot on the Moon - but what did we leave behind? Take a close-up view of the Apollo landing sites and find out... Find out more

 
Moon landing site LIVE from the Observatory

On the anniversary of Apollo 17 landing on the Moon, join our astronomers for a very special Facebook Live from the Royal Observatory. See the Apollo landing sites on the Moon from our state-of-the-art telescope, find out what we’ve learned from these missions and discover what the future holds for our next journeys into space.

Posted by Royal Museums Greenwich on Wednesday, 11 December 2019

The transit of Mercury - November 2019

Astronomer Emily Drabek-Maunder tracks the planet Mercury as it passes in front of the face of the Sun. This extremely rare astronomical event won't happen again until 2032. Find out more

 

Transit of Mercury November 2019

Scroll to 08.20 and watch our broadcast of the transit of Mercury using our state-of-the-art telescope from the Royal Observatory.

Posted by Royal Museums Greenwich on Monday, November 11, 2019

Eid moonsighting

Celebrate Eid al-Fitr and join us in sighting the new crescent Moon. Get the best tips for moonsighting from Royal Observatory astronomers and hear from guest amateur astronomer, Imad Ahmed, from the New Crescent SocietyFind out more

 

Eid Live

Celebrate Eid al-Fitr and join us in sighting the new crescent Moon. Get the best tips for moonsighting from Royal Observatory astronomers and hear from guest amateur astronomer, Imad Ahmed, from the New Crescent Society. Let us know your questions in the comments and we'll answer them live!

Posted by Royal Museums Greenwich on Thursday, May 30, 2019

Total lunar eclipse - January 2019

Settle in for a night of moongazing, and watch the Moon turn a deep red colour during the eclipse. No wonder people call it the 'blood moon'... Find out more

(Main image: Fiery Lobster Nebula by Suavi Lipinski, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019)