Royal Observatory school visits 2019-20

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: 

Email: bookings@rmg.co.uk | Tel: +44 (0)20 8312 6608

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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.  

Find out more about our schools programme

Check out our programme guides for more details on how to plan your visit:

PDF icon Primary programme guide 2019-20

PDF icon Secondary programme guide 2019-20

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 rogschools@rmg.co.uk for more details.

Find out all about our outreach programme

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.

Feedback 

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Everything you need to know to plan your school visit