Solar System Discovery | Virtual Planetarium Show

Bookings have now reopened!

The Universe is a vast and intriguing place, and this show explores our own little corner of it: the Solar System. Starting from our home planet, the Earth, we’ll travel through our celestial neighbourhood, visiting objects like planets, moons and asteroids, and ending with a fly-out to view our galaxy, the Milky Way. 

Ages: 7+ 

Want more online astronomy events? Join our free Spaces Queries and Theories sessions!

Space Queries and Theories

Join us during July and August for a Question and Answer session with a Royal Observatory astronomer! Our astronomers will be giving a short introduction about about a topic in astronomy and then the audience, adults and children alike, will be able to ask questions about all-things related to space.
From understanding dark matter to finding out what happens when you fall inside a black hole, you’ll be able to find out everything you wanted to know about our Universe!

Ages: 7+

Common Salt

Common Salt is a performance around a table – a ‘show and tell’.

It explores the colonial and geographical history of Britain and India. It takes an expansive and emotional travel through time, from the first Enclosure Act and the start of the East India Company in 1600 to contemporary narratives of trade, race and culture.

Sheila Ghelani and Sue Palmer activate insights into our shared past, laying out a ‘home museum’ of objects and stories.

SENsory Social Club

The SENsory Social Club Online is a weekly club for adults and young people with SEND to meet and engage with the collection in a fun and interactive way. 

Join us as we make new friends, have fun and learn new skills through a wide range of activities from story-telling, music, acting, craft and games. You can logon each week either at home or part of your community group/college class.

To help us create a fun experience tailored to your needs, please email us in advance.


Grubs Up: Surviving Sea and Space, Family Festival

Get active in a Haka workshop led by the Maori community, learn about the unusual diets of astronauts on their way to the Moon or take a moment of peace with family yoga.

All activities are free.

What's on

Out of this world

Under the Figurehead, 11am - 1pm | 2pm - 4pm

Come and meet a Science Explainer from the Royal Observatory and explore the diet of an astronaut in space. It's not all freeze-dried fruit!

Grub's Up!

Learning Space, 11.30am | 12.15pm | 1.30pm | 2.15pm | 3.15pm


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