Planetarium shows

An Evening with the Stars

Dates: Friday/Saturday: 9, 10, 23, 24 Nov 2018 | 7, 8, 21, 22 Dec 2018 | 11, 12, 25, 26 Jan 2019

Session times: 5.25–7.25pm, 5.30–7.30pm, 6.45–8.45pm, 6.50–8.50pm


Join us for an evening of astronomy, with a planetarium show (The Sky Tonight), a chance to look through our 18 tonne Victorian telescope and some time on the Meridian Line with amazing views and a hot drink.

A Valentine's Evening with the Stars

Come and enjoy an evening of events at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, including a romantically themed planetarium show, a chance to look at the Moon through our our 18-tonne Victorian telescope and spend some time in the Meridian Courtyard, standing on the Greenwich Meridian.

The evening provides an opportunity to visit the Observatory after hours, and to meet a number of different astronomers with whom you can discuss topics from the life cycles of stars, to collisions between galaxies and more besides!

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.

Ted's Space Adventure

Join Ted the Teddy Bear on a journey throughout the Solar System, learning about the things we find there and how they affect us.

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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