Evening with the Moon

Learn all about our celestial neighbour and gaze at it through one of the Royal Observatory's modern telescopes during this special series of events

Plan your visit

How to book

We recommend booking tickets to the Royal Observatory online in advance to guarantee entry. Tickets on the day are subject to availability.

Use the booking calendar to select your visit date and entry time, then select the number of tickets you require and click 'Add to basket'. Your tickets will be sent to you by email once you've completed your booking.

Members enjoy free unlimited entry to the Observatory and all other Royal Museums Greenwich sites, and do not need to book.

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Planetarium shows are not included in entry to the Royal Observatory. For a full schedule and how to book, click here.

Planetarium bookings

Please note that Planetarium show tickets are not included in entry to the Royal Observatory and must be booked separately.

For a full schedule and how to book, click here.

Eat and drink

The Astronomy Café and Terrace, located inside the Astronomy Centre close to the Planetarium, is open every day for visitors and the public.

You can also pick up refreshments from stalls just outside the main entrance to the Observatory, or head towards the Parkside Café just down the hill at the National Maritime Museum. 

Eating and drinking in Greenwich

Shop

Find the perfect museum gift, from books and prints to models, toys and games. Visit us next to the Meridian Courtyard, in the Astronomy Centre, or shop online.

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Accessibility and facilities

Find useful information about facilities at the Royal Observatory including cloakrooms, baby change and accessibility, and information for disabled visitors coming to any of our sites.

Access at the historic Observatory

Access at the Planetarium

Maps and audio guides

Download a free map to help guide you round the historic buildings. The Royal Observatory audio guide is also available in different languages to help you make the most of your visit.

Follow the audio guide

Royal Observatory closures

Thursday 20 June - Early closure at 5pm

Tuesday 2 July - Early closure at 3.30pm

Thursday 4 July - Early closure at 5pm

Friday 12 July - Early closure at 5pm

Thursday 18 July - Early closure at 5pm

Tickets and Opening

Adult: £20
Child: £10

Open daily

Regular opening hours

10am-5pm (last entry 4.15pm)

Summer opening hours

1- 31 May: 10am-6pm (last entry 5.15pm)

1 June - 31 August: 10am-7.45pm (last entry 7pm)

1 - 30 September: 10am-6pm (last entry 5.15pm)

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What’s On

Find Planetarium shows and Observatory events.

The Sky Tonight
Planetarium shows

The Sky Tonight

A classic guide to the night sky presented live by a Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomer
Daily shows except Thursdays
Adult £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
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Earth From Space
Exhibitions

Earth From Space

See the world through a satellite’s lens, and explore our changing planet at the Royal Observatory Greenwich
Open daily | 10am-5pm
Free for Planetarium show ticketholders and Royal Observatory visitors
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We Are Guardians
Planetarium shows

We Are Guardians

Join Earth's fleet of state-of-the-art satellites for an immersive exploration of their role in safeguarding our planet
Daily shows except Thursdays
Adult £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
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Chinese Astronomy
Planetarium shows | Identity

Chinese Astronomy

From stars to space exploration, explore ancient and modern Chinese astronomy in this live planetarium show
22 June, 17 August, 19 October, 14 December 2024 | 10.30am
Adult £10 | Child £5
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Ted's Space Adventure
Planetarium shows

Ted's Space Adventure

Join Ted the bear on an adventure around the Solar System in this special live planetarium show for under-7s - perfect for little astronauts everywhere!
Weekends and holiday weekdays
Adults £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
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Observatory Unlocked
Experiences

Observatory Unlocked

Drop by and chat with our Royal Observatory Explainers as they bring science and astronomy to life
Saturdays and Sundays
Included with Royal Observatory admission
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Audio Universe: Tour of the Solar System
Planetarium shows

Audio Universe: Tour of the Solar System

Experience the Solar System like never before - by travelling on a spacecraft that can turn the objects in space into sound!
Weekends and holiday weekdays
Adult £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
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Moons Beyond Counting
Planetarium shows

Moons Beyond Counting

Learn more about our own Moon and some of the more exotic moons of the Solar System in this show narrated by our Royal Observatory astronomers
Weekends and holiday weekdays in June
Adult £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
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Astronomy and Islam
Planetarium shows | Community astronomy

Astronomy and Islam

Join us for a special show featuring the New Crescent Moon and historic Islamic astronomy.
Select Saturdays and Sundays | 10.30am
£10 Adult | £5 Child
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Meet the Neighbours
Planetarium shows

Meet the Neighbours

Tour the Solar System and beyond in style with this live, immersive show packed full of spectacular sights and fun facts
Weekends and holiday weekdays in July
Adult £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
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Teachers' Evening 2024
Events and festivals

Teachers' Evening 2024

Celebrate the end of term and find out about schools sessions, resources, CPD and project opportunities at all Royal Museums Greenwich sites.
Tuesday 9 July 2024 | 4.30pm - 7.00pm
FREE for UK school teachers
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Evening With The Moon
Family fun | Museum Lates

Evening With The Moon

See our nearest neighbour in space as we enjoy an Evening With The Moon!
15 June, 12 July, 10 August | 5.45pm-7.15pm and 6.30pm-8pm
£16 Adult | £8 Child
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Starstruck
Planetarium shows

Starstruck

Discover the birth, life and death of a star presented live by a Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomer.
Weekends and holiday weekdays in August
Adult £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
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Morning Stars
Planetarium shows | Community astronomy

Morning Stars

Our more relaxed planetarium shows for those who prefer a calmer environment, such as people with ASD
10 and 24 August 2024 | 10.15-11.00am
£10 Adult | £5 Child | Free Companion tickets
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Once Upon a Star
Family fun | Season of Play

Once Upon a Star

Join Ted (and the astronomers) for some interactive storytelling and story writing
20 and 27 August 2024 | 10.30am - 12.00 noon
£5 per child
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Introduction to Astronomy
Courses | Astronomy courses

Introduction to Astronomy

Learn the basics of astronomy at the home of time and space
Six-week courses held on Tuesday evenings | See page for full dates
£96
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Intermediate Astronomy
Courses | Astronomy courses

Intermediate Astronomy

Acquire a rigorous scientific understanding of the Universe with the Royal Observatory Greenwich
10-week modules held on Tuesday evenings | See page for full dates
£205 per module
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Foundation Astrophysics
Courses | Astronomy courses

Foundation Astrophysics

A series of ten-week courses on more advanced topics in astrophysics
10-week modules held on Tuesday evenings | See page for full dates
£200 per module
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Introduction to Astrophysics
Courses | Astronomy courses

Introduction to Astrophysics

Explore topics at the cutting edge of scientific research and the limits of human knowledge
Six-week courses held on Tuesday evenings | See page for full dates
£96
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Amateur Astronomy For Beginners
Courses | Astronomy courses

Amateur Astronomy For Beginners

A course for those looking to make astronomy into a hobby
Six-week courses held on Tuesday evenings | See page for full dates
£96
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Choose your tickets

All visitors to the Royal Observatory must have a ticket to enter. Book online in advance to guarantee entry. Please note: planetarium shows are sold separately. See all tickets and prices

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  • Walk the Prime Meridian line
  • See the best view in London
  • Guaranteed entry time
  • Audio guide included
  • Planetarium shows not included
Adult £20
Child £10
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Royal Museums Greenwich Day Pass

  • Save 25% with combo ticket
  • Cutty Sark
  • Royal Observatory
  • Guaranteed entry time
  • Planetarium shows not included
Adult £30
Child £15
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Member tickets

  • Unlimited free entry
  • Priority booking and exclusive events
  • Access using your membership card
Membership card number required
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Become a Member

  • Unlimited entry all year
  • Royal Observatory
  • Cutty Sark
  • Planetarium Shows
  • Special exhibitions
Direct Debit One-off
Individual: £50 Individual: £60
Family: from £60 Family: from £70
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