Join our Royal Observatory Astronomers for a series of activity packages for older children that include a planetarium show, two interactive workshops and a chance to talk to our astronomers.
Enjoy a range of public talks and activities delivered by our Observatory Explainers, ranging from short talks on the hidden stories of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to solar observing and hands on science demonstrations.
Our team of Observatory Explainers can answer your burning questions about astronomy such as: why do we need dark matter to explain the universe and how do astronomers know that space is expanding?
Vote with the audience on which planets to explore in depth, before moving beyond to explore neighbouring stars and galaxies far away in the depths of space.
Packed full of spectacular sights and fun facts, this interactive show will be presented live by an astronomer from the Royal Observatory.
- Meet Captain Woodget, Cutty Sark’s longest serving master, to learn about life on board the fastest tea clipper.
- Find out how the ship got her name, as Nannie the Witch shares amazing stories about Cutty Sark.
Join us each Saturday to meet a different character from history with their own fascinating story to tell about our collections!
Explore Traders: the East India Company and Asia gallery with James Robson, a Chinese lascar (sailor) who served on the fastest and greatest of the tea clippers, Cutty Sark. Find out about the struggles of the tea trade between Britain and China on your journey, and the impact of the 19th-century Opium Wars on both countries.