Exhibitions & events at the Royal Observatory

We have an exciting selection of free and paid events, exhibitions and courses at the Royal Observatory and Planetarium, see what's on below.

E.g., 25 June 2018
E.g., 25 June 2018

28 June 2018

Evenings & Lates, Talks & Courses
The inaugural screening of 'Spectral Power', a full dome film where art and science meet, followed by discussion. 
Times:
28 June | 6:30pm - 7.45pm
Location:
Royal Observatory

30 June 2018

Planetarium shows, Family fun
Searching here and searching there, where oh where, is the Great Big Bear?
Times:
Weekends | 11am
Location:
Royal Observatory
Family fun, Talks & Courses
Drop in workshops facilated by Observatory Explainers mixing demonstrations with make and do activities.
Times:
Weekends, 1 April - 30 June | 12.45-4.15pm
Location:
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Daytime, Talks & Courses
Drop by and chat with our Observatory Explainers who are bringing the history of astronomy to life.
Times:
Weekends and holiday weekdays | 1.05–4.15pm
Location:
Royal Observatory

1 July 2018

Planetarium shows, Family fun
Searching here and searching there, where oh where, is the Great Big Bear?
Times:
Weekends | 11am
Location:
Royal Observatory

7 July 2018

Planetarium shows, Family fun
Searching here and searching there, where oh where, is the Great Big Bear?
Times:
Weekends | 11am
Location:
Royal Observatory
Evenings & Lates
Jeff Bridges plays a talented computer programmer who is unwittingly scanned into an invisible digital domain. 
Times:
7 July | 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Location:
Royal Observatory

8 July 2018

Planetarium shows, Family fun
Searching here and searching there, where oh where, is the Great Big Bear?
Times:
Weekends | 11am
Location:
Royal Observatory

12 July 2018

Evenings & Lates, Talks & Courses
Join astronomer and comedian Jon Culshaw for a personalised tour of the night sky in his own unique style.
Times:
13 July | 6.30–7.30pm
Location:
Royal Observatory

14 July 2018

Join an astronomer for a special show featuring the New Crescent Moon and the history of studying it.  
Times:
14 July | 10 - 10.45am
Location:
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Planetarium shows
A team of specialists are reduced to the size of microbes in order to enter the body and save the life of the scientist who himself is an...
Times:
14 July | 6.45pm - 8.30pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows, Family fun
Searching here and searching there, where oh where, is the Great Big Bear?
Times:
Weekends | 11am
Location:
Royal Observatory
Member events
 Join one of our volunteer tours guides to explore space and time at the Royal Observatory.
Times:
Saturday 16 June and Saturday 14 July | 2pm-3.45pm
Location:
Royal Observatory

15 July 2018

Planetarium shows, Family fun
Searching here and searching there, where oh where, is the Great Big Bear?
Times:
Weekends | 11am
Location:
Royal Observatory

21 July 2018

Planetarium shows
Explore the night sky live in this show specifically for children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition.
Times:
21 July | 10-10.30am
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows, Family fun
Searching here and searching there, where oh where, is the Great Big Bear?
Times:
Weekends | 11am
Location:
Royal Observatory

22 July 2018

Planetarium shows, Family fun
Searching here and searching there, where oh where, is the Great Big Bear?
Times:
Weekends | 11am
Location:
Royal Observatory

28 July 2018

Planetarium shows, Family fun
Searching here and searching there, where oh where, is the Great Big Bear?
Times:
Weekends | 11am
Location:
Royal Observatory

29 July 2018

Planetarium shows, Family fun
Searching here and searching there, where oh where, is the Great Big Bear?
Times:
Weekends | 11am
Location:
Royal Observatory

4 August 2018

Talks & Courses
How did the Earth come to be so full of life and are we alone in the universe? Book this course to discover some ideas about the origin of...
Times:
4 August | 10.30am - 2.30pm
Location:
Royal Observatory