Planetarium shows

Night sky observing highlights – October 2015

This month’s highlights include planetary conjunctions and the Orionid meteor shower. (All times given are for London and will vary for other parts of the UK.) 2 October after 22.00 look towards the waning gibbous Moon low in the east, and then look for the orange star Aldebaran in the constellation Taurus which will be only half a degree away.

4 Oct – a last quarter Moon will be visible in the morning, setting around 15.00.

Crew agreements for the Restitution of North Shields Official No. 91282 (1911-15)

Public access to these records held at the National Maritime Museum and The National Archives is due to be greatly enhanced, following the completion of a painstaking indexing project carried out by volunteers. Online searching facilities will make it much easier to trace the careers of individuals employed on British-registered merchant vessels during the First World War. For this article I have chosen to feature one of the most unusual records found during the 1915 Crew List Index Project.

Space Safari

Join Ted the Teddy Bear on a journey throughout the Solar System, looking for the Great Big Bear in the sky.

A planetarium show for under-7s. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

With interactivity, music and rhyme, the show is a must for pre-school children.

Arriving at the Planetarium

The Planetarium is part of the Royal Observatory, at the top of a hill with spectacular views across London. Please allow enough time to get to us and aim to arrive at least 10 mins before the show’s start time, as latecomers cannot be admitted.


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