Meet the team

Chatting to people who already work in the field that you are thinking of a career is a great way to get a feel for what it would be like. When you visit the Royal Observatory Greenwich you will be able to meet our team and ask any questions you may have. 

How can I become an Astronomer?

We are often asked this question so have written some advice and helpful tips.

See our guide to becoming an astronomer

Coursework guides

You can start your astronomy career by taking a GCSE in astronomy. Take a look at our coursework guides for useful tips on observing the night sky (and the Sun!). 

Search coursework guides

Work experience

Work experience is another great way to get a feel for a profession. We take work experience students at specific points in the year.

Please write telling us your area of interests, your background and the dates of your availability. We welcome students from a variety of levels, including Secondary Schools and University. You may be asked to come for an informal interview to discuss your placement. If you are interested, please send your CV and covering letter with the enquiry form to:


Post: Human Resources, National Maritime Museum, Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF