Christmas opening times

Over the Christmas period the Royal Observatory, National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark and Queen's House will be open as usual. We are closed to the public from 24-26 December. Plan your next visit

Essential information

Key stage: 
Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Post-16
Resource type: 
Video
Location: 
Royal Observatory
School subject: 
Astronomy, Science

Royal Observatory astronomer Rad explains where black holes come from, how we know they’re there and the strange effects they have on surrounding matter. We also find out what would happen if astronomer Liz approached one!

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