A school visit to the Royal Observatory offers students an inspiring, curriculum-linked experience, with unparalleled opportunities to meet astronomers, engage with cutting-edge science and explore big ideas.
Booking school visits to the Royal Observatory
The 2019/20 school sessions are now open for booking.
Pre-booking is essential - contact our Bookings team:
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Keep in touch
We have a monthly e-newsletter so you can easily keep up to date with our schools programme, new resources and other student/teacher events.
What you can choose from on your visit
We offer three types of very flexible visit days: a Discovery Day, a Space Spectacular Day and a Study Day (secondary only).
Depending on the key stage and what you choose your visit can be made of: a planetarium show, an interactive workshop or science theatre show, a masterclass, a self-facilitated visit to the Weller Astronomy Galleries and a time-slot in the lunch room.
Check out our programme guides for more details on how to plan your visit:
The Moon education programming
During the 2019/20 academic year, we will have a schools programme relating to the Moon in addition to our normal offer. These sessions will be aimed at KS2 and will run from September to December 2019 alongside The Moon Exhibition at the National Maritime Museum.
Schools outreach programme
We continue to offer outreach visits for KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4 and Post-16 audiences in the academic year of 2019-20, releasing a small number of bookable outreach slots throughout the year. So if you are interested please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Royal Observatory science lesson ideas and resources
We have a huge selection of resources to choose from that can be used before or after your visit. They include: classroom activities, videos, blogs, podcasts and even the chance to video chat with an astronomer.
If you have been on a school visit, we would love to hear what you thought of it.
Blogs, videos and other useful resources for teachers
Plan your visit
Everything you need to know to plan your school visit